Monday, May 12, 2008

Mommy Tip Tuesday


My Mommy Tip this week is of the "what NOT to do" sort. Scroll down a little and you will see my experience in this matter first hand.

I'm always interested in buying London artsy-craftsy things. I love encouraging her imagination and creativity. I would encourage all parents to do so with their kids. However, I would add to that encouragement a word on restraint and "age appropriate" art supplies.

For example:

I don't have anything against washable markers, per se. It's just that just because they are washable doesn't mean I want to wash marker off of stuff. Particularly my toddler:

Repeatedly. Yes, I said repeatedly because strangely enough I couldn't figure out the first 5-6 times that I put them in London's chubby little hands that she would keep putting them in her sweet little mouth!

But I finally learned and the washable markers went "bye-bye" at least until one of us can figure out how to use them properly. They'll be back, I'm sure. And when they are I may just allow London to use them to fill out her college applications.

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mother of seven said...

Ok I am a true blonde!!!! I have screwed up two weeks in a row.
Amanda you will love these....Funny how I picked these.... i never liked washable markers much. Crayola lies on the washable part....:)

The (Almost) Amazing Mammarino said...

I had to laugh at the pic! I've had to wash faces like this many times!

Wait until your child chews a washable black crayon! Talk about a mess!!!