Toddler + Black Marker + Baby


I thought things were quiet when my 4-year old and 10-month old were playing in my 4-year old’s room. So I went in there and discovered black marker on my 10-month old’s face. Then my toddler turned around, and to my amazement her face was entirely covered. At least I got a good giggle. She also drew all over her white dresser, her white toy box, and her white book shelf and various toys.


Submitted by: Natisha



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  • Elizabeth Anne Curless

    Well they could do what my oldest did a few years ago. He ran up to the webcam when we were camming with my mother who is across the country…he had a window shade from the car over his face and was shouting “LOOK!!! I’M A BLACK GUY!!!!”…yes it was a black cover. No he wasn’t spouting off something racist…we had been playing Little Big Planet and we made a Sackman into the Ninja….which is completely black.

  • Audrey Roberts

    it looks like a blob is throwing up on her dresser… 

  • Audrey Roberts

    it looks like a blob is throwing up on her dresser… 

  • Merritt Davis McClarren

    Look, Mom, I’m an expressionist artist now…=)

  • Stephanie Sekellick Kelsey

    My two year old does this kind of thing constantly. He can find a marker hidden under a thousand pencils and always marks himself first, then a wall if he has time.

  • Kim

    That is the 2012 Holiday Card for Natisha’s family.  Done.

  • Kimber Wilson Peterson

    Magic eraser will do wonders for the dresser!! We have similar issues with markers and the twins writing on themselves. Teacher didn’t help much when she starting writing on their hands to identify them. We had to stop that quick.

    • Amanda Middendorff

      I’ll second the Magic Eraser recommendation, though I heartily appreciate the other tips.  What is it with kids and marking where they aren’t supposed to?

      • Nichole

        Yes, I have done the “dry-erase over permanent” before and it did WONDERS! Also….my god, the one on the right looks downright frightening in this picture, hahahaha! 😀

  • Lexi R

    Natisha: If you have a dry erase marker, draw over the sharpie marks on the furniture and then immediately wipe off — it should take the permanent marker off completely without scrubbing! Just tried this trick on my kitchen wall/dishwasher 🙂

    Won’t work on those cute little faces though HAHA

  • Colleen LaBounty

    Oh wow!  When I was around 2-3, I overheard my Mom telling her friend how she wished my baby sister had more hair.  Being the great big sister I am, I “helped” by taking a sharpie marker to my sister’s head and gave her hair.  🙂  Nice of me, right?

  • Sarah Cassill

    Good ol’ diaper wipes do a fairly good job getting Sharpie off of skin!

  • Rebecca MacEgan

    I have 5 kids so I have a tip for just about everything. Another poster recommended Magic Eraser for the dresser, and I second that with a big AMEN! My only addition would be to use either Clinique or Mary Kay makeup remover on the kids faces and bodies. Its the kind that looks like oil and water that you need to shake up then apply with a cotton ball then wash off with soap and water. I do not work for these companies, I just have messy children and have learned from experience!

  • Suza

    Home Depot sells an ink remover in a spray bottle that might help the dresser.  I used it to get permanent marker off a finished wood table, and it mostly worked — and didn’t even take off the finish.

  • Anonymous

    HairSpray will remove it best~~

  • Erin Schechtman

    I had the exact same bed set when I was a kid (it was my mom’s as well)!! It unfortunately had similar scribbles too…