Sunday, May 01, 2011

Sharpie Markers

This morning Calvin woke up 30 minutes later than usual...or so I thought! Was it worth the extra 30 minutes of sleep? I'm still trying to decide.

I went in the boys room to get Calvin out of his crib before he woke Landon up and WOW did I get a surprise.

I had used a black Sharpie yesterday to label a bag of clothing I put away of Landon's that he doesn't fit in anymore, and absentmindedly, I must have left the marker on their dresser where Cal could reach it. This was my "Good morning" SURPRISE!

This is what I saw 1st.

Then, I saw it on his 3 blankets he had in his crib with him. I picked him up out of his crib realized how bad it really was. I took him to Jared and asked him to hold him. I was so upset, I began to cry. I was so frustrated with myself and him, I didn't know what to do.

He and I just sat on the couch for a while and then I realized that it's times like these (in the future) that you wish you had pictures. As frustrated as I was I began taking pictures which helped me to realize that one day I will laugh about it. I think what frustrated me the most is the hard work and effort I put into his cute little sailboat blanket, for it to be "personalized" by him so fast.

Every bar on the inside of his crib had a nice little scribble on them.

Jared got the dresser and crib sparkling clean by using, believe it or not, toothpaste with baking soda and an old toothbrush. The Magic Eraser didn't even touch it compared to the toothpaste. The wall still has some on it and the blankets.....well, I'm still working on those. At the moment the ink is now blue instead of black. I have pretty much accepted the fact that it will NOT come out.


emily said...

AAAAHHH! All your hard work on that beautiful blanket! So sad. But what a cute kid you have!

melissa said...

I'd be so mad too!

Try some oxyclean. fill up the tub with steaming hot water & let it soak overnight. (It always works for me on stains, but then again, i've never tried it on sharpies)

melissa said...

oh, and I've read that rubbing alcohol works too. just don't dry the blankets in a dryer or the stain may set.

good luck!