Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Zero to chaos in three minutes or less

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Sometimes my kids are with me in my Cow Art and More office. I do my best to keep them occupied with something productive while also keeping an eagle eye on them. If you're a parent, you know how quickly things can go from perfect to pandemonium in a wee couple of minutes.

In my life, it happens when I'm on the phone.

Meet my youngest child.

A serious flirt.

And mischief maker.

And he eats....A LOT. In fact, if you ask him, he will tell you his name is Chunky Monkey.

His father and I are completely prepared to get the phone call from school one day that he has run his underwear up a flagpole.

(And is using his charm and good looks to get out of having to scrub the entire cafeteria floor as his punishment.)

Why am I worried about such things at such a young and sweet and tender age? Because of what he can do with a couple of markers in just three minutes.

Who knew that in the time it takes to take a phone order from a customer that you can paint your hands with a marker.

And if that wasn't enough, he wanted to show me he artistic talent and could use the complimentary color orange on his arms to set off the color purple on his hands. (If you're trying to calculate a score for this masterpiece, using two colors in under three minutes does increase the difficulty factor by 0.3).

So if you ever call to ask a question, place an order, or just otherwise chit-chat, remind me to check on Chunky Monkey and make sure I have all marking elements (including my collection of 64 different colors of Sharpies) in my possession.

(By the way, I can't wait to get a note from school today asking me to keep my child home until his fungus has resolved.)


Studio at the Farm said...

WOW ... you do have your hands full with him! But as you say, he is adorable. Love the Chunky Monkey.

Prairie Mother said...

I've had the same marker problem. I saw your jewelry on RWR and they. are. gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I'll never forget when my oldest daughter "painted" herself with white diaper cream when she was a year an a half old...

My younger two daughters (now 9 and 7) still steal all of the colored highlighters when they are in the office with me. It drives my husband crazy, and just plain makes me laugh...

These are great times--our children bring joy and diversity to our lives! Thanks for featuring my Feed Yard Foodie blog in your Monday agriculture blog spot. I really appreciate it!


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