Wednesday, February 24, 2010

5-Year-Old and a Gel Pen....

Okay, so let me set the scene here. After lunch, shortly before I was going to put Ava down for her nap, I gave the kids some paper and crayons and went to lie down with a book on my bed (not even 20 feet away from the kids--door open) for about 15 minutes. I heard the sound on the TV turn off and asked Grace what she was doing. She said she wanted to pause it and draw Foofa from Yo Gabba Gabba because Foofa was on the screen. What I didn't know at this point was that she got a black gel pen out of my pen cup on my desk to draw Foofa. She actually did draw a pretty good rendition of Foofa.

Here's Exhibit A:

Apparently Foofa was going to a luau. I can only assume at this point.

After that, I guess she decided she was lacking some excitement in her life. Ava in the meantime had stripped off her shirt and threw it on the floor. It's a regular occurrence in my house--I can barely keep the girl clothed. Hopefully it's just a phase. :)

TV volume resumed at this point and the girls started cracking up. I called for Gracie to leave Ava alone and at that point the girls got (now I realize) suspiciously quiet. Not sure who instigated the little endeavor I am about to divulge, but I can only guess. Here's what I discovered when I walked into the living room not five minutes later.

Exhibit B:

Let me just go ahead at this point and reveal exhibits C, D, and E.

Anybody want a couple of (usually) cute kids? Since I caught it so early, a lot of the ink wiped off with just a wet rag, but you can still see the remnants of it on Ava especially. Now I am wondering if this was all a secret plot to play in the bathtub. Gracie said she wanted them to have makeup on. NOT a good look, kid, NOT a good look. ;)


Dana Grothaus said...

All I can say is WOW, just WOW!!!

I can still tell that they are super cute!!!

Andrea said...

Hee hee.

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness LOL Well the picture is great! They sure did a job with the pens ha ha. They're great photos and will make an awesome layout. I showed the pics to Brian and he laughed and laughed. Too funny! *hugs* xxx Lynn

Cindy said...

Too Cute! Thanks for sharing!!

Michellem said...

Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for your sweet comment on SCS today! Your girls are darling- soon you will miss episodes like this one - My boys are 8 and 13 now and rarely write on themselves anymore (hee hee) - Have a great weekend!

Vik said...

Oh that is so cute and funny!