This is a post I had started a few months back, then got busy and forgot about it. I thought it was still worth sharing!
As you can see, where she had no smile for me, she had several for her big sis!
She was laughing through her tears at Princess Flower. What a sweetie!
Speaking of Princess Flower, the same day a little bit earlier, she had gotten her markers out and had been coloring happily at her desk. A little later she came to show me what she had been coloring. Turns out, it was herself! Her leggings, her feet, her tummy, her “buttons,” oh, and a picture. And her desk. I told her No! and said some things about coloring only the picture, not her clothes and self. She pouted and went away and I went back to… eating, I think. I can’t remember what I was doing. Anyway, it occurred to me after a while that she was verrrrrrrrrrrrry quiet. Verrrrrrrrrrrrrry quiet. Hmmmmm… I hollered for her. No response. That usually means she’s doing something she doesn’t want me to know about. She gets verrrrrry quiet when she’s being naughty and knows it! So I went looking for her. Not too hard since I had heard vaguely in my subconscious somewhere a door slam. I headed for her room thinking she was in her closet, but saw the bathroom door almost shut. I peeked in just in case and… oh my! Like they say, a picture’s worth a thousand words!
With a swat and a few words of reprimand I sent her to her room to sit on her bed and think about it and also so I could cool down and figure out how to clean up the mess. That’s when Princess Cabbage woke up crabby. At that very moment. So I put her on the rocking chair to hopefully entertain her while I finished cleaning up. Luckily somebody invented rubbing alcohol and somebody else figured out it took marker off of surfaces. It went pretty quickly and you can’t see a thing except for the caulking on the floor and tub is still a little blue. I even managed to clean some off her desk that had been there a while. It came right out of her pants, with rubbing alcohol of course. Her skin is a different matter. She’s still a little blue on the tummy. I did not use rubbing alcohol on her. :P She’ll just have to be blue until it comes off!