Needless to say, quiet time is a much anticipated moment in my home. Its the one time in the day when both kids are in their rooms and either napping or playing quietly, when both animals also decide to take naps, when nothing is getting messed up or thrown out of order. Its quiet. Gloriously quiet. Most of the time, its interrupted many times by Missy coming out and asking questions or just saying hi, but for the most part, I can sit and read or blog or catch up on my Hulu+ queue.
A few days ago, the Hubs was outside working on his truck, Bub was napping, Missy was coloring, and I was watching a show. Missy was actually not coming out, but she would call out from her room periodically. All of a sudden she came running out of her room yelling excitedly, "Mommy!! My boo-boos are gone!! My boo-boos are gone!!" My first thought was, "what boo-boos?" but then she turned the corner and I saw her....
With all my might, I did not laugh... at first. Instead, I quickly grabbed my phone and started snapping pictures. :)
"Look at my nose!! My boo-boos are gone!!"
Well of course the boo-boos are "gone"... the scratch on her nose is no longer visible under the marker!! And notice that she applied it like eyeshadow!! The more I looked, the harder I laughed!! How can you not?!
She was very detailed in covering her ENTIRE hand!! Every speck of skin was covered in the marker... but somehow, she managed to keep her dress clean!! Although I had to keep reminding her to stop touching the couch and the table! She only smudged a little on the carpet directly in front of the mirror in her room. I noticed this before running her outside so that the Hubs could see. He also laughed! Before washing her off, I got her to pose for a few more pictures.
She did not understand the hilarity of the whole scenario.
She was quite proud of herself. :) Fortunately, it all washed off very well! It practically rinsed off in the water, which created pink bath water and a very excited little girl who kept squealing, "MY FAVORITE COLOR IS PINK!!! JUST WIKE MY BAFF!!!" A few spots needed a little scrubbing, but by the time the bath was over, she was perfectly marker free. I did not have to bring a red-colored child to gymnastics! YAY!
It's moments like this that make me so happy that I am a stay-at-home-mom. I wonder how a daycare provider would have reacted. Would she have gotten in trouble? I know that she has never done this before and that she simply got carried away... she is only 3! Things like this happen! Nothing is ruined. No one is hurt. And even if it was permanent marker, going to gymnastics with marker on her face probably would have taught her that we don't color on ourselves! So we laughed. We took pictures. And we cleaned her up! Then she went back to her room to finish quiet time, withOUT markers; and I sent the pictures to friends and family and Facebook! :)
And as you can see by the background in the pictures, the tree is up and the stockings are hung. We will be starting a new tradition of the Advent Calendar this year and I'm so excited to see the kids' faces!! It's the first year that they both get to participate in the festivities! More "mommy moments" to come!! :)
Until next time!