Monday, January 17, 2011


Dear Mr. Sketch,

While I appreciate the fact that you market yourself to users of all ages, the fact that you come in an assortment of fun and funky "flavours" does lend a certain appeal to the younger population.....a cohort of indivuals that has been historically proven to express itself through colourful expressions of temporary body art. Please consider this my formal request to add a "washable" feature to your upcoming marker forumlation.


a mom to kid with a colourful sort of personality


Just when I thought that I was about to come up empty handed in the daily photo department, I came upon this colourful moment. Lexi had apparently come down with a case of the chicken pox courtesy of Mr.Sketch. A cure proved to be slightly elusive and required a little more scrubbing than either of us liked but eventually we were able to get the marker off and Lexi will be able to attend kindergarten tomorrow, pox free.....unlike a certain incident in the past when her sisters got into their dad's Sharpies. I believe that big sister Skylar was the guilty party in this case and Tatyanna was merely a willing canvas but neither was willing to talk about it. Parenting lessons learned - no good can come from quiet kids, Sharpie does not wash off.....for days.

Tatyanna, age 3


  1. How funny :) Well... for someone who doesn't have to clean up or discipline the colorful kiddo! And, oh my! Tatyanna was like that for days? I love how pleased she looks to be covered in permanent marker, hehe :)

  2. Oh my goodness! This is too funny. I love the creativity :)

  3. That's one of the best face painting jopbs I have ever seen.

  4. OMG! This is hilarious! Note to self...remove the Sharpies from the premises!!!!!!! WOW.