6.10.09

There once was a tiger.....

There once was a tiger named Evan. Halloween of 2007. I was thrilled to have that little roaring machine back then. However.........
This little roar-er was not my cup a tea the other morning!
Vienna went on a bit of a black PERMANENT marker spree the other day before I even opened my eyes. She got the cushion on the couch (luckily old playroom couch), she tagged the kids table and chairs in the playroom, her PJ's, a brand new toy, her arm, and you guessed it her little brother!!
I asked her why she coloured on her little brother and she said "Seger wanted to be a tiger" I then had to ask, already knowing the answer, "Did Seger want to be a tiger? or did you decide for him?" Vienna replied "I decided for him". Lovely! She even told me how he didn't like having it done. Swell!
We did manage to get the marker off and all before Dad returned from hunting. By off I mean still there but, I had Vienna scrub the wooden chair with different remedies, some her idea, until she understood that it WOULDN'T come off. All while me and the boys had some fun making muffins (My Mom's idea. She really saved Vienna's bacon, and talked me off the ledge that day) Vienna thought we should use the industrial scrub brush to get it off Seger's face. So we tried it on her arm first. I think she got the message! Seger had some faint marks the rest of the day, but I guess now he knows what it's like to be a tiger!

Anyways the table and chair could use a coat of paint.... winter project I guess. I'm laughing about it now. But I wasn't then!

13 comments:

Lena said...

I don't know what you have tried, but on the hard surfaces, try nail polish remover. It took it off a bunch of my brothers toys when he did the same thing. Be careful using it on painted surfaces, it can take the paint off if you're not careful. Good luck!

Heather May said...

Hey, I've had a few run-ins with the black marker fairy. I have a few tricks. super strong nail polish remover works on some surfaces, stains-r-out banana oil cleaner works on fabrics pretty good, and w-d40 takes it off of things too. Good luck! Vim thick bleach got it off the walls good enough that we could paint over it, but that was before we learned about other things :S

Heather May said...

Oh, and wet wipes and sunscreen do amazing things when combined with marker on skin! Though the suncreen went on first! It may be too late for that one!

Ashley said...

That is SUCH a good idea. I will have to remember that one.

Ashley Dawn said...

Yep - it's called permanent marker for a reason. My kids have tested me in that department quite a few times. I'm sorry that it happened to you. I haven't had the tiger - but I've had blue stripes up and down the legs - and a big black dot right in the middle of their brand new Easter dresses. That was SUCH a peaceful Easter!

Ranisa said...

Would you believe that IS something that gets perment marker off??? It is called Tech. I will call my friend and ask her about it if you want? She got Sharpe out of her carpet with it.

Chelsea said...

magic eraser for the chairs and toy. should work like a charm.

eden lang said...

that is a great story! I think you handled the situation marviously, I am very impressed. I don't know if you could have talk me off the ledge...

LaDawn said...

OK, I have to admit I did catch myself laughing out loud. It's cute from my point of view.

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness, Liz, that is SO funny! They're actually pretty good tiger stripes :) I know it's hard to laugh at those things at the time when you're taking inventory of the destruction, but I'm glad you're laughing about it now. He looks pretty cute as a little tiger! Vienna sounds hilarious. And I'm glad I'm not the only one that these things happen to! haha :)

Anonymous said...

Liz that is hilarious, yes I laughed out loud too. He is a cute tiger. what next eh? love them and you Aunt Bunny

Kelly O. said...

Wow! I wouldn't have been laughing either! but you could add it to the list of stories you want to tell at her wedding :)

Simona said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I have to ask you something about your yellow/brown quilt from last year giveaway but I can't find your e-mail so I should like to know if you have a pattern available for that quilt...let me know