Ava, My Favourite Family, Thea, Things I Love

A trying week, with graffiti, nakedness and general destruction

We’ve had a few trying times this week. But they are also kind of funny. So I thought I’d share.

I’ll start with Thea.

I came home from a meeting to find Ryan scrubbing at the rug in the living room, after she had scribbled over it with luminous yellow and turquoise pen. And added a few pink touches for good measure. He didn’t take a ‘before’ picture, but this is how it looked after half an hour of cleaning:Grey and cream rug with pen scribblesThen yesterday, I discovered that she had ripped my magazine up. Ripped up magazine

Four year old's pencil drawing on the wall

Ava says this is a picture of me! I daren’t ask what the two balls between my legs are…

Now for Ava. She created this masterpiece on her bedroom wall!   Four year old's pencil drawing on the wallWhilst I admire her attention to detail, I can’t help but think it would have been better to use paper.

She also decided to ‘clean’ her playhouse. With mud.

 Another day, I was upstairs drying my hair and heard the front door slam. I rushed downstairs to find Ava in the hall, totally naked, looking guilty. I asked her what she was doing, then noticed that she’d dragged the kitchen step stool to the utility room door so she could reach the keys. She told me she was looking for a frog. So she’d managed to select the correct key from the five on my keyring, and opened the door. All. By. Herself. Utility room door with step stool

Anyone could have been there, it’s very scary. Thank goodness Thea didn’t escape – I don’t think Ava would go near the road (then again, I didn’t think she would open the front door!) but Thea is a bit less cautious.

So now we have a chain on the top of the door. And I have a few more grey hairs.

I will definitely be needing the final part of my holiday survival kit!

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  3. orana velarde (@CLFAdventure)

    21st August 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Every time a marker is opened, the color goes on the wall, or the bedsheets. I keep trying to keep the painting stuff away from them! jajajaja and nakedness everything. I can appreciate that Small Kiddo wants to go potty on her own but then she’s running around naked again! btw your kids’ wall art is awesome! 😉 #bestandworst

    1. Becky Pink

      21st August 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Thanks it’s growing on me 🙂

  4. Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)

    20th August 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Oh flipping heck what a week. They are very good artists…ahem! Such a shame about the rug though. Hopefully it will rain and the house will get all cleaned up. Hope next week is a best!!! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst and see you soon hun x

    1. Becky Pink

      21st August 2015 at 9:29 am

      I think we’re going to have to take the hose to the house, it’s now totally covered in chalk!! Xx

  5. mumzilla

    19th August 2015 at 8:40 am

    One of my earliest memories is drawing on the wall behind my nana’s sofa. When quizzed regarding said artwork I immediately blamed my sister….who was five months old at the time! #bestandworst

    1. Becky Pink

      19th August 2015 at 9:19 am

      Ha ha that it brilliant! Not for your nana though. Thea drew on the wall in Costa the other day so she’s taking after her big sister. X

  6. Haidee

    8th August 2015 at 2:46 am

    Hahaha – oh dear, just another day with kids huh! I have had one child escape before and we were very lucky to get him back unscathed thanks to some quick thinking 7 year olds up the road who saw him crawl onto the road! I shudder to think too hard about what might have happened. Love the artwork! #fridayfrolics

    1. Becky Pink

      8th August 2015 at 12:16 pm

      Oh wow that is terrifying!! Thank goodness nothing happened! Doesn’t bear thinking about does it. Xx

  7. Picking Up Toys

    7th August 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Pahahaha to the balls!Think every room in my house has some sort of pen/crayon mark somewhere,nowhere near as artistic as yours though lol x #fridayfrolics

    1. Becky Pink

      7th August 2015 at 9:48 pm

      Thanks, she is quite dedicated to her art, he he xx

  8. nipperandtyke

    7th August 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Ahhhhh…. That sounds like a mental week! Still, the drawings are actually very nice, albeit a bit misplaced. Not that you’d want to encourage a repeat performance by telling her that!
    x Alice

    1. Becky Pink

      7th August 2015 at 9:47 pm

      Thanks Alice- she has actually added to it now, probably because we didn’t really tell her off as we were trying not to laugh. So I fear we have made a rod for our own backs!

  9. Lifeloveanddirtydishes

    7th August 2015 at 8:58 pm

    That small person is a genius! Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

    1. Becky Pink

      7th August 2015 at 9:45 pm

      He he she is way too smart for us! Xx

  10. Mary @TheHeartyLife

    6th August 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Hahahaha Kids can be such little monkey’s. I love that drawing of you she did…what are the 2 balls between your legs? haha x

    1. Becky Pink

      6th August 2015 at 9:21 pm

      I don’t know but it can’t be good can it?! I don’t know whether to try and wash the picture off or leave it! Xx

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