Monday, April 29, 2013

The Stay at Home Mom Chronicles : The sound of a magic marker drawing.

My days around here seem to run together.
Ordinary moments unfold around me daily
and I need to stop and relish in them.

One day, my boys will be out living life
and I will miss these everyday experiences.

So, I am taking the time to document
the simple moments that pass between us.
I'm calling this little collection of memories...


The sound of a magic marker drawing.

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Since becoming a mom, 
 I have gained the uncanny ability to
hear a magic marker drawing from anywhere in the house.

I could be way back in the laundry room
and I swear that I'll hear 
a lid being popped off
and the drawing begin.

I always pray that it's drawing on paper.

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 Most of the time, I rush across the house
to discover that the kids
are indeed drawing on paper as they should.

But every once in a while,
I 'll catch them in the act
of abusing their magic marker privileges
and scribbling on themselves.

It's both infuriating and adorable.  
 I scold them to high heaven
when I catch them doing it.

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I secretly love to see them
covered head to toe with 
the bright brilliant marks on their little bodies.

They must feel so creative and free.
I often send Koen to school
with faint drawings left on him
because I couldn't scrub it off completely.

His teacher always laughs a bit when she sees it.

I know that I will look back
on these moments
when I dart across the house
to put a stop to the magic marker shenanigans
 with a smile.

I love our crazy little life together.


Angelwithatwist said...

Color wonder markers or washable ones for some reason they seem to take the fun out of it for the kids.. It is even better when the older paints the younger.. long story lol

Linda D. said...

What a lovely little canvas and a cute little artist! He looks more like a Native American Indian than a tatto artist - thankfully!

Sue said...

Don't they have those washable markers now? Or am I thinking of something else??

(He makes a cute little work of art.)