Thursday, December 4, 2008

Joy in Chaos

Last night my girlfriends moved "Girls Night Out" to my house to come and rescue me from being stuck at home with my children. The children literally ran or drove circles around my home while we ate obscene amounts of carbs and chatted. We even managed the next segment in our Bible Study on finding lasting joy through Christ despite your worldly circumstances, which felt like it was speaking directly to me. And by the end of the night I was renewed and The Man had returned and life felt infinitely better.

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As my friends were arriving they found Brandon on his hands and knees scrubbing the hardwoods because he somehow managed to explode a permanent marker all over our kitchen by shaking it at his younger siblings. They were also greeted by this little blonde head.



While I was taking pictures of her, Brandon growled from the floor "You are NOT going to put that on your blog?"

And I responded, "Dude, you turned your sister into a Christmas Dalmatian, it's totally going on the blog."

And I can't bring myself to listen to her scream while I attempt to scrub blobs of permanent ink off her head so, this morning, she is spotted still. And probably will be until it wears off through regular washings.

7 comments:

Laura said...

Now admittedly, I have never tried this on human hair or flesh, but on hard surfaces, if you use a dry-erase marker over the permanent then wipe with an absorbent cloth, it removes the ink beautifully. I am a cosmetologist and my training is telling me to (briefly) use peroxide or neutralizer on the little hair strands to open the cuticle enough to release the ink. Again, this is new territory for me. Good luck, Joy!

karen said...

I'd leave her spotted - it'll come off in a week or so (says the woman with children wearing odd blue patches from the bear-paw tattoos they got at the tournament over Thanksgiving do not come off with baby oil and a cotton ball...). BTW? You'd probably get points for this over at WME!

Kyla said...

What good friends!

Maybe try a little rubbing alcohol on the little dalmatian. It will come off with washing eventually!

flutter said...

LOL the Christmas Dalmation!!

Lori said...

But did it come off the floor?!? Sadly, I think that would have been my first concern.

Glad you had a fun girl's night!!

painted maypole said...

cute.

Beck said...

Well, tis the season for hats, right? And a few days of hair washing should take care of it. My kids have gotten into permanent markers OFTEN and none of them are permently marked....