Me the Man and the Baby are currently running a competition entitled ‘the messiest kids’. I couldn’t resist entering knowing that I have this amazing picture.
My 7 year old likes to draw tattoos on her legs with gel pens, some of them are very intricate and beautiful sketches of flowers, fairies and animals. One afternoon I had left the 2 youngest alone for 10 minutes whilst I was tidying my bedroom when I heard the baby shouting. I went downstairs to see what the problem was and was greeted by this. My 3 year old thought it was a lovely idea to use a blue permanent marker pen to draw tattoos all over herself and her sister. The baby had scribbles on her head, legs and belly (including colouring in her belly button) and back, and the 3 year old was covered from head to toe.
They were both scrubbed in the bath but the baby had a blue head for about a week after!
Different ways of mark making are encouraged in our house and I love it when the kids are creative, but this wasn’t quite what I had in mind.
Note to self – don’t leave pens in reach of a 3 year old.