Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Art By Children; Special Edition

Bubbles, in his new obsession with superheroes, has taken to drawing on himself.
We have to hide all the markers.
It started out innocent enough - he drew on himself at school and told everyone he was Spiderman. Which? Almost believable! Because actually, if you look at Spidey's costume, it appears (to a three year old, anyway) to be a web drawn all over him.

Still, I asked him not to draw on himself anymore, and his preschool teachers kept a close eye on him at school, for any marker he found, he would lift up his shirt and draw on his tummy (since he knew everyone was now on to him)!

The other night I was cleaning. Busy, distracted, serious cleaning. And then I realized how quiet it was.
Way.
Too.
Quiet.

The kind of quiet I hate more than anything.
I dropped the rags, darted upstairs, and sighed with relief when I heard surprised giggles upon my fast and furious entrance.
But then....what did I see?



This is just a small percentage of what he colored. Basically, his entire body. With a black 'washable' marker. From the bottoms of his feet to the one dot in each ear, full belly button coverage...anything he could reach was colored.

"Bubbles!" I said sternly (smothering my laughter of course), "You are not Spiderman! And another thing...Spiderman absolutely does not cover himself in marker!"

Bubbles looked up ever so innocently, then looked at his arms and his eyes got huge, with a look of absolute surprise coming over his face, he was thinking, thinking....

:::::pause::::::

:::::pause:::::

and then.....

"MAMA!!! OH NO! BAD GUYS DID THIS TO ME!"









Okay, so he's a quick thinker.
That was a good one.

19 comments:

Miss Grace said...

Gabriel likes to color on his feet.

Steve said...

My girls once gave each other tiger stripes while their mom took a nap. Now they're getting tattoos. Pesky kids.

I should mention that they are both over 18 now. Just so there's no confusion.

sarafoop said...

That is the most impressive case of marker pox I've ever seen.

Cindy said...

Too funny. What a little smartypants!

A friend of mine has a little boy who once drew in pubic hairs with a marker. Because his older brother was getting them and of course he wanted them too.

Mama Deb said...

That is too freaking funny. Hey, at least it was a washable marker and not the hussy-red lipstick I drew all over myself and my friend with when I was six!

Monica said...

hahahaha, stupid marker wielding bad guys!

Anonymous said...

HILARIOUS!! So hard not to laugh when they do something they're not supposed to do but turns out so frickin' cute! Were you able to get it all off?

DadaMama said...

Absolutely fabulous.

Jennifer said...

*snicker* *giggle* thanking that is washable marker! now that is something one of my own would do! i have to admit that IS a cute pict with a good story behind it,

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Oh. My.

Did it come off? THAT is a picture for the internet. I expect to see that in an email someday and say "I knew that kid back when!"

Which Box said...

So cute. And clever.

Debby Pucci said...

How precious is that. I can't believe he did that to himself.
He really, really loves spiderman.
What an adorable answer, so young and so cleaver!

Lunasea said...

Haha! Those bad guys get around. Aidan did that once too, and told me, exasperated, "Sometimes I just like to be colorful!"

Lauri said...

He is nothing if not thorough - OMG - he is just adorable - marker and all...

Denise said...

So frickin hysterical. Love that bubbles is talking so clearly!

Kris said...

haha! This is just funny!

Anonymous said...

FUNNY!

Fang Bastardson said...

Brilliant! I love it.

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