Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The good people of the world are washing their cars

So, no more book clues, I think, yesterday's didn't work out so well :) Back to music! It's in the post title, as usual.

This morning as I was getting ready to walk the kids to school Zion came in and said, "Mommy, Liel drew on the wall."

I came skidding out into the hall, and yes, he was correct- purple crayon on the wall. "Liel", I said, "Is it OK to draw on the wall?"

"I didn't!", she howled. "Zion did." This, I knew, was about as likely as pigs flying. Zion has little interest in crayons or markers and has some of that first-born rule lovingness in him.

"Liel", I said. "Is it OK to draw on the wall?"

Liel threw herself on the floor. "Zion drew on the wall!", she wailed.

"She also drew on your bookshelf", Zion interjected helpfully. "But, that's OK because the bookshelf is dark".

"What?!" Rushed over to book shelf. Yes indeed, one shelf with a large patch of blue crayon, another with a small area of black crayon, and a third with a dash of green marker. "That isn't OK, either! Crayons and markers are for paper, not walls, or furniture, or clothes."

"Zion did it!", Liel shrieked.

"Liel", I tried again, "I know that you are sorry and wishing you hadn't drawn on the wall and the bookshelf, but that doesn't mean that Zion did it. Now, is it OK to draw on the wall?"

It's a wonder we made it to school on time.

8 comments:

Val said...

... on their lunch breaks, scrubbing as best they can in their shirts and suits.

All I Wanna Do, Sheryl Crow. :)

The book ref lost me, but this one I got.

BirdEtt said...

Santa Montica Blvd song (don't know if that's the title) by Sheryl Crow

Sara said...

Sheryl Crow, All I Wanna Do?

Too bad about the crayon / marker mess... I wish I could say that my kids never do that, but, I keep finding walls that have been drawn on.

Deirdre said...

I hate Sheryl Crow. There, I said it.

Rachel said...

is have some fun!
Finally I've made it to the party on time....i'm always too lazy to comment.....

Marcia said...

OMG, a huge sheryl crow fan! good choice!

Leslie Smith said...

I wonder if our children share parallel psychic states, because we were having a protracted conversation the other day with Cole that sounded just like this.

Except with an ink pen. on the leather couch.

Miss you.

the main stitch upholstery said...

all i want to do sheryl crow