Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Uh-oh!

We are in the process of moving - we will be living with my parents for the month of March and the first part of April until we get a job. My parents were gracious enough to let us come stay with them, plus it will save us a ton on rent since our rent is getting raised to $700 a month. Seems pretty high for Rexburg. Anyways, we have been packing boxes for about the last week so we don't have to move all at once. I've been trying to really get going today but I've had some pretty nasty headaches the last few days and body aches last night and this morning. I'm having a hard time feeling motivated to do a lot. Anyways, I was in the bathroom for less than a minute when I came out and heard Chandler saying, "Uh-oh color! Uh-oh color!"

I rounded the corner to see this lovely masterpiece he had done with PERMANENT marker. Ugh. He climbed up on 3 different boxes to reach the marker and I didn't even realize I'd left it out. For some reason I didn't feel too mad about the whole thing. Maybe if we were in a house and it was mine I would, but since we are moving out of this apartment next week, I just sort of laughed about it. I've tried just about everything - rubbing alcohol, mr. clean magic erasers, nail polish. My sister told me to try aerosol hairspray and that seems to be working although the paint is coming off. I've worked on it for over a half hour and it is only about 50% gone. I made Chandler help too although he thought it was fun.

9 comments:

Jeff, Sara, & Carson said...

Oh man, what a day for you! Sometimes I think two year old boys are one of the greatest challenges of your patience. Carson has had a rough day and sometimes I wonder how I am going to handle two boys! I didn't realize you were moving next week...it is going to be very different without you guys downstairs. We should get together later this week and let the boys play.

Avry & Justin said...

I am laughing so hard at this.. I swear every child goes through this stage. Gotta love it!

Jeralee said...

sounds like you need some good old white paint. I have been fortunate in that the kids haven't really drawn on the walls, or cut their own hair. knock on wood...

that was pretty funny!

Matt, Kistine, and Alexa Uffens said...

Tiff,
So my inlaws are on misson in South Africa, and we scored the house while they are gone. Alexa did the same thing Chandler did with the marker to about an eleven foot span of wall. I just pray Matt's parents don't just show up unnounced anytime soon:) That takes some scrubbing! Good luck! By the way, Rowen is a doll! Nice to see your fam too!!! Thanks for checking us out!

The Fantasias said...

Little punk. Haha! I hide those things as if my life depends on it. I know Dean would do the same thing, but he wouldn't tell me. You're lucky he didn't get your couches. Yikes.

Camille said...

ha ha... KIDS! I think the best part is that you took his picture with it. :-)

Aurelia said...

you know they wouldn't be kids if they didn't do that! lol

The Howe's said...

what can you do except for laugh in situations like these. I am feeling bad for you, being in pain and being sick and packing and cleaning sharpie off walls.

Cortney said...

tiff- that is so funny, kyle did the same thing at our last apt to our fridge and they charged us $200, i was so mad. the fridge isn't even worth $200. anyways, boys will be boys, what can ya do??