Yesterday I was relaxing on the couch enjoying a new series called “Devious Maids” when all goes incredibly quiet, and I’m wondering what the girls are up to.
I called them and Kaylin comes peeping around the corner to reveal the word “Hello!” written on her forehead with permanent marker, a very trendy mustache and a tattoo on her forearm.
I called Meg (my older and supposedly more responsible one) and she came giggling around the corner thinking it was very funny. I did think it was funny, but how funny is it if the game is totally one-sided, right?
I said “Ok, fair is fair – let's finish your game”.
I made Megan sit down and told Kaylin to go and fetch her permanent marker so that she could return the favour and sprinkle her 7 year old art all over her big sisters face.
Megan was still giggling, obviously thinking that I wouldn’t go through with it. I made her sit down in the chair and let Kaylin write what she wanted to on her forehead, let her draw a lovely mustache on her oldest sister and a forearm tattoo to match.
Meg was NOT impressed!
She kept wanting to run and squirm away, but I kept saying “its only fair that Kaylin gets to draw just as nicely on your face”.
When Kaylin was finished and turned Megan’s chair around so that I could see what she’d written, I nearly wet myself with laughter. Kaylin had written the word “BUM!” on her forehead, drawn her a lovely bikers handle bar mustache and the forearm tattoo was the drawing of a bum. I guess she wanted to write something offensive...well, as offensive as a 7 year old can get without getting into trouble.
Yip, Megan was mortified and couldn’t wait to go scrub it off. I told her she had to remain in her seat until her sister had tried to scrub her face-art off. It was only fair that Megan wait the same amount of time as Kaylin had to, right?
Am I a cruel mum or what?
Megan scrubbed her forehead red-raw with the nail brush trying to get the ink off before school today.
I think so.