Wednesday, February 08, 2006
The Hello Kitty Monster
"Mom, I a monster!". After the ketchup styling he gave himself, do I even dare to look and see the latest Joshua monster. I look. I shouldn't have. His legs are striped with 5 or 6 different colours. Some of the stripes are on his khaki church pants. His palms are a dark purplish magenta. But what really takes the cake is his face. Almost his entire face is either purple or bright pink. Oh. My. Gosh. What has this child done? I grab a wipe and start scrubbing. Not much is coming off. Perry tells me to imagine it's model paint and you're really sick with the flu (he's going to have to start a blog about all of the crazy things he's done in his youth). I go upstairs to clean up the markers and see they're from Michaela's Hello Kitty art set. Clean up the markers and I can only find the top to the stamp pad. I call Joshua upstairs to show me where the stamp pad is. Another thing I shouldn't have done. He goes into Michaela's room, where I'm busy stenciling a garden all over her room. There, on the white picket fence that I had just finished shadowing the night before, are pink and purple rectangles. That won't come off. With anything I try. The good news is that Joshua finally came clean after Perry threw him in the tub and that the stamped portion of the wall was pretty small and easy to paint over. From now on, though, I think I'd better be a little more curious when there's silence coming from a room my children are in. I wouldn't want another monster visit.