She knows the rules. KNOWS THEM! So why then did she decide this morning at 6:22 would be an ideal time to use her crayons.
In her room.
On her headboard.
Her WHITE headboard.
And her elephant sound machine.
Her WHITE elephant sound machine.
When I found her, she was quiet.
Hand on headboard covering the “evidence.”
Other hand clenched around something.
What’s in your hand?!
Slowly opening her hand, K revealed crayons.
Crayons are for downstairs only.
Yes, I’m glad you know Mommy’s rule. So show me what’s under your hand.
Slowly moving her hand, K revealed the marks on her headboard.
Crayons are for paper only.
Yes, I’m glad you know Mommy’s rule. So why did you do this?
Mommy? Can I have a hug?
[insert heart broken mama]
Kennedy, we will clean this up together after school, okay?
Okay, Mommy. I’m sorry. Crayons are for paper only.