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11-12-2011, 12:17 PM
stickers do not belong on the new stainless steel diswasher. they do not belong of the hardwood floors, or the dining room table. while we are on the subject of the dining room table - you do not write on the table with pen or marker (or anything. period). the wall and the floor is not your new canvas for marker or crayon. it all belongs on paper. you have an easel, tons of sketch pads, workbooks, construction paper, coloring books - use them!!!! thank you.
Have you been peaking in my windows?! If I had a nickle for every time I said "Crayons are for paper" or " stickers are for paper" I could hire someone to follow her around! Ugh, I feel your pain!
11-13-2011, 12:05 AM
The crayons and stickers in my house are under lock and key. Seriously. I've got stickers on my dresser mirror, coffee table (which is okay, because it is a play/train table to begin with), TV cabinet, as well as on the walls. I caught DD trying to draw a map on the hallway wall with a pencil the other day. :banghead:
11-13-2011, 09:14 AM
I am this close to banning all arts and crafts materials from my house. The movers come tomorrow to pack. Today, I'm walking around with a contractor bag and tossing it all. When we get to Boston, any new supplies will be boxed and stored away from destructive hands. I feel your pain.
11-13-2011, 09:18 AM
I hear you. My ds at 4.5 can be trusted to keep writing materials on paper but is still guilty of putting stickers everywhere. DD is a criminal in all aspects. She starts on paper and then gets up and just starts writing anywhere her heart desires. Thank goodness for washable crayola!
11-13-2011, 05:55 PM
I hear you! To make matters worse over here, Lula was a SAINT with cryons, paint and markers. The stickers got an occasional time out, but I know it was less than 5 in her whole life. Seriously, I had no problems with her using permanent markers at 4 yo.
Then along came Dolly the Distructor. Who has happily stickered the whole world, written with crayons on hotel furniture, the walls, the floor, colored herself with markers repeatedly. The little booger.
So I just threw out all the non washable crayons and markers. I looked at it as money well spent...saving my sanity!!!
11-13-2011, 09:46 PM
I don't allow anything non washable in my house. But my dear contractor husband decided it would be a great idea to paint all our walls with non-washable paint. :duh: Cuz it's easier to touch up. Right. We live here 4 years & I'm still waiting for that touch up. Meanwhile my walls are very colorful.
If I catch a child purposely writing on a wall (or using scissors for anything other than paper, etc.) the implement gets taken away for 2-3 days. They learn pretty quickly. I am not as particular with stickers cuz those can always be peeled off, painstakingly.
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