Well Mikey has finally done something we never thought we’d have to deal with in this house, at least not him. He’s our well-behaved, follows all the rules, tells us when someone else isn’t following the rules, smart, little boy who last week before Christmas got curious. We didn’t find it until today!
When all was said and done he managed to highlight the back of our doors in 2 rooms with yellow, blue, green, orange and pink highlighters. He then got on a chair and continued to highlight on the doors and walls from a higher location. And that wasn’t enough! Then he used a whole roll of tape to decorate the doors and walls in these two rooms until the spool ran out.
The funny thing is last week (I think Christmas Eve) I heard him playing with the tape and thought nothing of it. He usually hangs his pictures and presents for Daddy on his office door. And I was going to walk into my office and he says, ” Oh no mommy, don’t go in there! It’s a huge mess and we’ll need to clean it up!” I peek in and all I saw was my wrapping paper mess from the night before. Little did I know.
So of course we’ve talked to him and worked together with him to clean up what will come off the walls and doors. We can’t get too upset, because I don’t think we’ve ever told him before now that we only color on paper. Lesson learned! And a lesson in parenting as well! Make the punishment fit the crime and maybe we shouldn’t have waited until Christmas to give him coloring books, easel refill paper, and art pads!