Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Just when you think you're safe....

Just when you think you have a freakishly neat almost 2 year old who really understands the concept of pen to paper...this  happens:

And then you realize he is a budding artist trying to break into the realm of installation art.  Yes, he really wants everyone to be able to really experience his art every time they sit down on the couch.   And you realize how much you really do love this:

Because it all came out, even the drawing on the ottoman.  
The funny thing is that Chickie and I were in the kitchen.  And I heard the weirdest sound.  I said, "Do you hear that Chickie?  What do you suppose it could be?"  We sat there listening for another minute.  Really trying to imagine what could make that sound.  We were pretty uncreative in our solutions so we decided to go check it out.  Turns out that is the sound of pen on couch!  Who knew?  

I made Bentley apologize to the couch.  He patted it lovingly, but drew the line at giving it a kiss.  

Yeah, sometimes I wonder what kind of issues my kids will have as a result of my parenting!


Beth said...

Okay, so I admit I was a wee bit jealous/freaked out by Bentley's tendencies (neatness). And I love that you found something that works-I will be getting that this week. I also love your last comment-I am wondering if I need to start saving for therapy now :).

Kathryn said...

That is really funny! Who knew that pen made that kind of noise on couches. I guess it's good that you know. :)

Merrida said...

ah! So...I'm glad he did that because apparently my husband left a pen in his pocket and left his pants on the couch and somehow it marked all over the couch and I thought I would never find anything to get it up..so thank you Bentley!