$#!t! Ooooh boy, he’s lucky his daddy had to work all night so I couldn’t be loud when I found this…

This is only one of the 5 (FIVE!) cushions he colored on. Just last week he drew a nice picture on my off white dining room chair (yes, I’m a masochist for owning such lightly colored furniture with 3 boys). I was in the office, tweeting with Chewy playing with his fake laptop at my feet. He signs “more milk” and goes off. A couple minutes later, he’s back in the office with his bottle and hands me a pen. Uh-Oh.

Now pause… Before you say “well you weren’t watching your kid, I’m surprised he didn’t burn the house down with your neglect!”, let me interrupt you by saying, I’m a mom of 3 boys. Ages 2.5 – 11 yrs old. They’ve done it all, I’ve seen it all. I could have been right next to him on the sofa and he still would have drawn on it. Trust me, I pop out mischevious brats darlings and encourage their curiosity (ie, ignore them every chance I get).

Anyway… Sir Google said to use rubbing alcohol. Thankfully I had a bottle on my desk from the great tattoo incident of Summer 2010, so it was handy, albeit a bit low on liquid. Well I’ll be a monkeys uncle! It worked! It’s drying now so I can’t tell if the first pass got rid of it completely, but it’s enough to blend in with the sharpie my 6 yr old gave it a couple years ago and the kool aid stains from the 11 yr old before that. Man I love MicroSuede!

Here is a picture of the culprit… What you can’t see is that his legs are colored with the same markings he gave the sofa. If he didn’t have his therapists coming in 5 minutes, he’d be thrown in the tub.
what me worry?



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Emily is a mom to three very active boys. Her youngest is autistic so she is passionate about advocating for children and families on the spectrum. She attends more concerts than is humanly possible and takes some pretty amazingly blurry photos of said shows to prove she was there. Also, #hashtags are her favorite. #totes #noreally