Yesterday James and I were cleaning up the toys in the downstairs living room. James asked if I had seen the couch yet. I looked over and saw that someone had colored all over the middle portion with a marker. I got mad at the older girls because they had been leaving there markers around the living room and Bella had gotten into them before. I was ready to be annoyed at Bella for coloring on the couch, but really what could I do, she is just a baby.
I then start to really look at the coloring on the couch. I notice an "a" and the first thought was wow, somehow her scribbled strokes turned into an a, how funny. And then I saw the rest of Annika's name, including the flourishes that she does on her i and k. I could not believe that the four, almost five, year old was the one to color on the couch. I was ready to pound the child. After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, we got out of her that she thought it would be fun to do it.
Now the title of the post is "not the brightest move," if you were really going to so something so stupid, would you sign your name to it. This belongs in one of those stupid criminals posts.
The only thing that saved the child from a life of servitude and sleeping under the stairs was that the couch was stain treated and they were washable markers, so there is no evidence of the crime. All art toys have been removed for a long time though...