looks like I picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue…

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I got out of the shower today and found this

PER-MA-NENT marker.

I didn’t even know we had one.

You know when you’re too upset to exhale or even make a sound?

Yep.  I was there.

Maybe I could just add some frames to it and make it part of the gallery wall…

Looks like I’ll be painting today… again.

You see, not even an hour before this “incident” I was going around the house with my handy-dandy little paint toucher-upper fixing little scuffs.

I guess she thought she was helping me.

Thanks babe.


  1. Ivette Avatar

    I heard WD-40 sometimes works…..maybe worth a try?

  2. Ivette Avatar

    Also I found this on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/pin/99429974/

  3. Amanda Avatar

    Love it! So pleased my little darlings aren't the only ones that do this, the other week they got the TV cabinet, kitchen cabinet and coffee table, gah! Hope you get it off or the paint covers it!

  4. Cassie Avatar

    eeee. I know how it feels. I had a permanent marker in our new Tahoe for Etsy mailings and my son climbed in the car one fine afternoon, and took to the tan leather. Luckily, with a lot of elbow grease most of it has come off.

    It could be cute if you framed them on your gallery wall like you said!

  5. trophyw.blogspot.com Avatar

    Have you tried a magic eraser? Honestly, though if you've got the paint, painting over it would be the easiest fix. Don't we just love our kids 🙂

  6. HammBone Avatar

    I just choked on my bologny sammich. Magic eraser works like a champ. I know this. She is an artist fo sho. Frame it girl.

  7. Lauren Avatar

    Oh dear. We haven't had this happen yet, but I'm sure it will at some point!

  8. Rachel Avatar

    Oh my . . . that's awful! My sister told me recently that she got marker off the wall with a baking soda/water paste mixture–but I don't know if it was a permanent marker. Good luck!

  9. Katie Avatar

    Oh my! My son hasn't done this yet. But he did write on the couch. LOL…so a little off subject, but what's your "handy-dandy little paint toucher-upper" that fixes scuffs?

  10. Lindsay Avatar

    OH MY GOSH! this is bound to happen to me one day SOON!

  11. The Starr Family Avatar

    Been there sister… exhale indeed, because once the fresh paint has dried, you'll be ever so grateful it was paintable walls and not your brand new duvet cover (no fun whatsoever).

  12. Tulip and Turnip Avatar

    I'm feeling your pain. Click here to see what my daughter did with a Sharpie on her antique bedroom furniture:


    Happens to the best of us! 🙂

  13. Andrea Avatar

    You are hilarious! So glad you saw the humor in this. My then two year old took a sharpie to our new stone fireplace two weeks after we moved into our new house. For the record, my mom was babysitting! Good thing he's a cute kid.

  14. little penpen Avatar

    awww…what memories she is making for you! :o) I had just found your site a few days ago and was admiring your gallery wall. I had to LOL when I saw this. Kids…. so precious. <3

  15. Marcy Kay Avatar

    Oh my goodness!!!!
    I *knock on wood* have not had to deal with this yet (big surprise since I have a 5 year old and a 2 year old) Not sure how I would even handle it if I did! lol @ framing it =)

  16. Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} Avatar

    I've *SO* been there…those are the times when I just *walk AWAY*! That is why my children are alive and well to look adorable and say "Oh, I so sorry, mommy!" (c: Thank freakin' goodness for paint, right? Although I do like the framing idea (c:

  17. Stacy Curran Avatar

    Oh no! You poor thing! Cutest thing ever, at least in retrospect :). Nothing a little paint can't fix I hope! Sorry, my kids and I are laughing, but I've definitely been there!

  18. Brandi Avatar

    Oh goodness!! your little one is quite an artist! lol! you are such a sweet momma to find humor in this! glad you were able to paint over it easily.

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