Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Channeling Harold and The Purple Crayon

Graffiti scatters the walls throughout my house...both upstairs and down. It is the markings of the much dreaded and very often feared toddler that has left nary a wall unscathed in my humble abode. The unwanted hieroglyphics can be found on anything and everything 3 feet and lower, and this particular tagger prefers to vandalize using the color green.

 Scribbles, scrawls, and swirls all evidence of my sneaky artist who seems to move quickly and quietly throughout as to leave his markings....a quiet reminder that I am, in fact, NOT in charge.

He hides behind a quirky smile and knowing grin with eyes that sparkle with the facade of innocence.Yes, he is a hard criminal to catch in the heat of the moment...always two steps and three giggles ahead. Unsure where he finds his art supplies, the rest of us are baffled by his resilience. His medium of choice is Crayola but any random pen, pencil or marker will suffice just as long as he is able to tag his desired target!

Innocent? I think not. His eyes may say sweet, but his demeanor says sneaky!!



April Westerhold said...

Ha! Looks exactly like my walls. I wrote a similar post a couple of weeks ago: http://westerhold.blogspot.com/2011/02/i-cannot-make-this-stuff-up.html

Slidecutter said...

Oh phooey...his surroundings are a canvas just waiting for his creations! My youngest Grandson, Jaden, has created several art exhibits on the walls of his Florida home.

In fact, one of my other Grandsons did an exceptional job of painting perfect red dots on the family Dalmatian; I love black & white & red!

You may have a future Leroy Neiman there, don't discourage him, lol

Buy a BIG box of Magic Wall Erasers at your local Costco, too!


Johi said...

He would get along with Thing 1 really well I think. lol! What a cutie patootie!

TexaGermaNadian said...

"much dreaded and often feared toddler" haha, you have a wild species living in your household! Hey, at least he isn't 'marking' his territory in some other fashion, if you know what I mean!

Melissa E. said...

Shall we compare toddler artistry? My son has done the exact same thing twice in the last two months. Here's my advice--don't give him markers! Crayons do wash off, but even the washable markers make a horrendous mess. He looks adorable with that hat on, by the way. :)



K said...

You know...if he wasn't wearing the camo hat, you might be able to see him doing it.

Just saying. :)

Our Little Bubble said...

haha... that's great! for a little while I was posting "friday fires" all the bad things and messes that the boys made. it's never a dull moment with lots of boys :) thanks for your sweet comment and for checking out www.ourlittlebubble.com. we will get along fantastically!! look forward to reading more posts :) and sharing boy tips with you :) have a great day! xoxo