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This morning, while I was going through a couple of weeks of mail, Katie took the fresh new pack of Crayola washable crayons and colored on the carpet. On. The. Carpet.

It's like she's got a checklist of all evil crayon-related activities and is trying to get through them as quickly as possible. I was sitting 3 feet away from her.  (The coloring of the walls was done while Tom was supposed to be watching the girls and I was cooking dinner.)  We're on an art-material ban for a while.

A couple of hours later, I took the girls to the grocery store so I could pick up a few things for a BBQ we are attending tomorrow. All of the sudden, Katie takes off running at full speed. She refuses to listen to my polite requests to stop. Then my less polite requests for her to stop. Then it turns into me running after her with my cart and Amelia chasing along behind me and the cart. I know this was great fun for her.

I'm so glad Tom's getting off of work early today.  They are his kids when he comes home.
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The crayoning, day two: I followed up with a solid five minute scrub with a Target-brand Magic Eraser. The eraser dissolved, the crayon came up, and so did some of the paint. The wall will need some paint touch up, but it looks much better. I shudder to think of the fumes that have been released in that area in the last twenty-four hours, but such is the wrath of Katie. :)
I just placed an order for a gDiapers starter system for Katie. There's a sale on Amazon, and Tom and I have seen friends use them. I've been wanting to use a more ecologically friendly diapering system for years, but we've had internal disagreements about cloth diapering. This is a very good compromise, and hopefully it will work out for us.  We can get refills locally at Whole Foods/Harry's which will be convenient until we potty train Katie, which will hopefully be sooner than later!
Yesterday was my first day without a migraine in two weeks. I was afraid to tell anyone for fear I'd jinx myself. Here's hoping today will be a whole two days of no head pain!  *crosses fingers* 

This weekend, I got to meet [personal profile] mnfiddledragon in person. She's absolutely lovely and brilliant. We fell right into talking like we knew each other "in real life" for years. If she lived here in the Atlanta area, she would so be part of our group. :) In other words, dibs on kidnapping her if she ever moves!
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WD-40 does get crayons off walls pretty well. Washing with Dawn and water got rid of most everything else. Huh.  It should only take one layer of paint to cover Katie's latest artistic expression.

Good thing she's cute or else she's be shipped off to live in South Dakota post haste.


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