Wednesday, October 22, 2008


We are in trouble. The other day I spotted fluorescent ORANGE marker on my carpet. Smack dab in the middle of my hall way.

"Oh no. OH NO. WHY is there MARKER. ON. MY. FLOOR?"
"WHO put marker on my floor?"

Luke: "Jak-in did it"
Jaxon: "Lukey did it"
Luke: "Jak-in did it"
Jaxon: "Lukey did it"

At this point I am thinking oh crap, how will I ever know again who did what? I was way less concerned about the carpet when contemplating how I was going to handle the next 15 years having no accountability for actions done. They would run rings around Don and I if we would have no way to know who did what. Do we punish all three? I would hate to do that, but what are my choices? I can't let this go unpunished.

Me: "Guys, I need to know who wrote on the floor. You will not get in trouble, Momma just needs to know. Now, which of you are fibbing?"

Jax: (While touching my face) "I am sorry Momma."

Me: "Jax, you did this?"

Jax: "Wy-ditt did it"

Me: "Wyatt did you do this?"

Wyatt: "Yes, I did it".

After all that I couldn't even yell at him for writing on the floor. We did talk about where we are supposed to color on ("On paper!" Wyatt answers like he can't believe I asked him such a question). But if I would have been angry about the floor, I think they would feel like they would have to hide the truth in the future.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It must be artistry month in this family. Get this........we were coming home from Wegmans over the weekend when Grace asked me for a pen, in the car. I replied "the car isn't a place for a pen". When we got out of the car Grace was so PROUD of her art work and showed me with great excitement her jeans, which by the way she drew all the way down both legs. I was both in shock and unamused. I totally see where you're coming from. Good luck. Oh and remember this one........your sister colored on my mother's walls twenty something years ago and my mother viewed this as CUTE!
Love you!