By momof2boys - 19/01/2010 09:59 - United States
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OH NO! Permanent marker! The evil of all evils! Geez, chill, what's so wrong about letting kids use permanent marker? Sure, these kids didn't think about the situation, but I knew that it would be super hard to remove when I was a kid, so I used it all the time. Never heard of a parent not letting their kid use premanent marker...
I disagree. I'm not going to pretend to know what parenting is like because I have no kids, nor do I want any. But I distinctly remember drawing on the walls in marker when I was younger. Why? Just fer teh lulz (I was old enough to know better). Haven't done it since because I will also always remember getting that ass-kicking and having to clean up the mess. Other than a few isolated incidents, I was a pretty well behaved child. Like other people said, every once in a while I did things just to see what I could get away with. Now, as I realize how much excessive trouble I put myself through, I don't particularly understand why I did things just fer teh lulz/evulz. It was all a big learning experience, I guess. I don't think this story automatically means the OP is a terrible parent. And if the boys are the age I was when I drew all over the wall, then getting access to permenant markers is as easy as opening a cabinent and walking away.
I got beat by the belt once... I felt good for two seconds, then I just kinda scarred, and felt very much sadness D=, don't beat your kids over it though, the beating your children with a switch or belt is not a good punishment for it can psychologically damage their bond with you for a long time, especially if they are 5 and would probably be one of their earliest memories , because for another 20 years they would remember that day as the day you "betray" them...
If they're young enough to draw all over everything, they're probably also young enough to chew on the business end of the marker. That sh*t is toxic. I believe they have warnings on the packaging to that effect. Plus, young kids+unsupervised+with any kind of marking pen=you deserve what you get.
i love my parents, i was beat when i was bad at the age of four, and while it's not one of my earliest memories, it is one of my most vivid early memories, i even remember what i said when i was about to get whupped, "if you try it, im just gonna laugh", for being a smart-ass, i got 2 whuppin's, and now because i was beat as a child, i'm a good boy now, some parents are even a little envious of my behavior compared to their kids
You Deserve this. A Car is no place for a child to play. You should of had the doors locked and the keys out of reach. Also assuming they used permanent marker they must be young. How did you not see them head outside with markers open the car and draw inside.
#75 Still wouldn't have happened if they'd kept the markers away and had actually parented their children. At age 2 or 3, I already knew vandalism was bad!! The mere thought of destroying the car seats shouldn't even occur to them if the parents had raised them properly.
kids are kids, you cannot keep an eye on them 24/7 like you'd like to... crap happens. white vinegar also gets permanent marker out...ones it dries it doesn't smell either. good luck.
no, i have seven nephews that i watch frequently. i know how boys can be. they still have a decision to make it they are going to do what you told them to or not. you can tell them how they behave but only THEY can choose to actually do it or not. some are stubborn and they'll do what they want regardless of any consequences. you cannot honestly tell me you have never done something your parents told you not to... you obviously dont have any boys of your own.
Bullshit. You watch some nephews. You're NOT involved in being a parent. Stop feeling all superior and acting like you're better than us who actually HAVE children. Get off your high horse and stop thinking you're the only one in the world who knows anything when you're so clueless. If you raise them properly, they'll still break the rules every so often as it's natural, but they'll obviously not be doing something as stupid and gratuitous as destroying car seats.
MISTER CLEAN MAGIC ERASER!! My brother got into a collection of sharpies while I was watching him (about a week ago) and had and drew all over my bed frame and our white leather couches and the Magic eraser got all of it out as if it where washable. Sorry about my choice of words, not feeling particularly eloquent today.