MaMe Musings is a bit of a misnomer these days.
After the adventures of the last couple of weeks, MaMe Messes would be a more appropriate choice.
Consider yesterday's mess--Drew's nap time clothes reorganization project. (For the record, I should be clear: this was a one-twin operation. A thorough internal investigation revealed that Drew operated alone. Emily was asleep in the other room when the disassembly occurred. (She only joined in for the after-party which took place as mommy went for the camera).
Emily, was, however, totally responsible for this "mess" last weekend.
This little art project occurred as mommy and daddy were preoccupied with getting everything packed up and ready for date night. Somewhere, in some long-forgotten drawer, crevice, or couch cushion, Emily located one of the worst weapons known to mom kind : a black Sharpie marker.
Panicked and with no time to spare before dropping the
Any ideas on the best way to remove Sharpie marker from skin?
In addition to some "laughing with us, not at us" comments, we also received some suggestions:
- rubbing alcohol
- baby wipes
- Clorox wipes
- dishwasher liquid
- Magic Eraser
- hair spray
- nail polish remover
- a belt sander (Thanks, Uncle Jeffy.)
- alcohol (rubbing or otherwise)
- dish washing liquid (or handwringing)
- tears, screams, and chair throwing
Perhaps this comment was most helpful: "Let the babysitter figure it out!"
And figure it out Granny did.
According to my mom, the marker came off pretty easily with warm, soapy water (and Granny's special touch, of course).
At this point you're probably thinking I scoured the house and destroyed all Sharpie markers. I thought I did. But there was that one lone black Sharpie that we used for pumpkin decorating...
And, it was that lone, forgotten Sharpie that Drew used to create another "mess" yesterday: a lovely abstract drawing on my white, wooden dining room table.
No, there are no pictures of the actual work. I was too busy having a mental breakdown at this point. I can say that the following will not take Sharpie off of wood:
Here's what did work.
I bought a double pack.
Just in case.