Tuesday, June 25, 2013

While I was basting . . .

The other day I needed to baste a quilt so I let my wee ones watch a movie.  They were all sitting there happily enjoying the flick and I would pop my head out of the sewing room every so often to make sure everyone was okay.  Everybody was happy and enjoying the movie.  So imagine my surprise when I finished and went out to join the kiddo's to find my little baby girl with the remnants and the ink from the pen covering her arms and legs.

I immediately brought her upstairs and started a tub and I think she started to worry that she was in trouble so of course, she started to cry.  (For some reason, my kids still think that crying will get them out of trouble, I have never figured that one out as most often, it just gets them sent to their room faster)


 And then when mom just kept taking pictures she seemed to get a little confused so she switched tactics at that point to  stubborn pouting.   (Which made me laugh hysterically, and the whole, we don't play with pens teaching moment was over.)


She enjoyed the extremely long soak in the bath, the porcelain was stained a light tinge of blue (which I am hoping will come out in time) and there are still faint traces of the ink up her arms and legs.  

Just thought I would share this fun filled adventure to keep it real :)

Have a Happy Quilting Day :)
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32 comments:

  1. HAHAHA - oh, memories. I had one actually take a black perma-marker and literally 'paint' himself - he was various shades of color for a long time. Luckily it was summer vacation or the School would have had some questions.

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  2. my husband babysat my sone once while I was busy doing soemthing. I came in to ask where my son was..My husband was busy on the computer. He replie she's under the desk her eont eh floor playing. I said well I don't hear him..Whats he doing under their just playing with what I say. I don;t know something///he's being quiet so i'm not botehring him he says...All this time their is silence I go over look under the desk and their isits my son who is about 2 at the time and has a black sharpie in his little hand drawing all over his clothes his face everthing. I only wish he had drawn all ove rmy husband. Moral of the story never let men watch children. And when and if my son was ever quiet he was up to soemthing and it wasn't good. Nail polish remover did help to get it off of him. but the outfit was totally runined.

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  3. Rubbing alcohol usually works on ink!

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  4. Parenting is always an adventure...

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  5. haha! sometimes you just have to make the choice to laugh! and of course you can't be mad at that sweet face! ahh...mommyhood!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  6. Ah yes....good thing you had that camera handy!!

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  7. Ahh, I miss these days. They grow up so fast. What a cutey she is!

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  8. Even when she is sad she is adorable.

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  9. SO right about that crying thing! I had an incident recently in the park when my 5yr old came over to me looking blue, she had found the inside of a pen and had wiped it all over herself, it was a week before a wedding so she spent hours in the bath being scrubbed! It wrecked a pair of shorts I had just made her. She had done this with a younger friend who we thought had got off lightly until the next morning when his mum reported that his pillow that morning was blue - he had obviously got it all in his hair! *Big sigh*

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  10. Too cute, I think we all go through the pen stage and then crayons and anything with a surface is a drawing pad, lol.

    Debbie

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  11. I was lucky with my two boys and we didn't have any major pen 'tattoo' issues. My first thought when I saw your daughter was 'Uh oh, I hope its not on the carpet or the couch!' Its never a good thing when kids are too quiet is it?!

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  12. Oh that sad little face is just adorable.

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  13. What a great story! Plus you got pictures to document the event! Kids do some crazy 'WTH' kinds of things. I wish I had a point & shoot camera back when my kids were little...oh the stories! What a beautiful little girl!

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  14. LOL sew nice to read your post.. My your little one has grown sew quickly..

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  15. Oh gosh. This reminds me of moments with my children when they were that young! Thanks for a trip down memory lane! :)

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  16. Toothpaste too the rescue! It does a great job of removing stains on skin and fingernails or toenails! Now you have a great story for one of her future boyfriends.

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  17. Cute little girl...And ink on arms will growing out of skin. hihi

    lg, Katharina

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  18. Hahaha, thanks for sharing. I started cleaning when I was in trouble, still do...

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  19. LOL I know what you went through. Mine did the same more than once. And our son thought crying would get him off the hook, while our daughter just blamed everything on her brother and made him out to be the worst human ever. LOL Patience and guidance and tough love saved us all. If needed the punishment always fit the crime. Having young children is truly a blessing. Enjoy it all now while you have the chance. You will have wonderful memories, and so will they.

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  20. She is adorable!!! I permanent marker on my arm the other day and makeup remover wipes took it right off with no scrubbing. You might want to give this a try if it ever happens again. At least it will save your tub!!!

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  21. HAHAHA Ya know Melissa ~ I KNEW this was not going to end well the minute I read this "The other day I needed to baste a quilt so I let my wee ones watch a movie."
    Poor baby and then Momma taking pictures of her 'artwork' too. LOL

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  22. She's so cute when she cries!! :-D At least the pen marks are gone in about a week!! I came in on my two when they were about 6 and 10 (WAY older than your innocent little one!) and they had paint totally covering their arms up past their elbows: "We were just finger painting". Yeah, right! But I took pictures too, just like a "good" mommy! It still makes me smile when I remember it! :-D I miss those squishy little cheeks! Just hug and kiss them often! And I hope your quilt did get basted in the end! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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  23. She looks cute, even when crying. Magic Eraser or hairspray might help the tub, hairspray on body might work. At least pen is easy to explain, my 8 year old had spray paint in his hair from friends (peanut butter will remove it). Kids are so much fun.

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  24. Ha ha kids!! They are so weird!!

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  25. Cute! My kids are the same. They think crying, whinging and whining will get them what they want. Never has worked but they haven't learned in 9 6 or 4 years!

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  26. Hahaha...I have to baste my quilts when my youngest is asleep...because he LOVES the basting spray can and has a fit when he sees it but can't have it.

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  27. Bwahahaha, oh well, at least it wasn't the day before class photos or anything :oD

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  28. Reminds me of the night my kids were very quiet, and then we discovered that my youngest decided to make himself into a dalmatian by coloring spots all over himself using one of my brand new adirondack pigment pens. His sister was helping by adding spots in the areas where he couldn't reach. It took a lot of scrubbing to get those spots off.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa