Crayons, Biro, felt tips, paint and permanent marker – We’ve had it all in various places around the house on doors and walls. Unfortunately so have some other members of the family members; Grandma found lots of Biro and one Aunts home was destroyed with mascara!!! I know exactly which one of them has done what by the style…Meg’s being 2 its scribble central and Ethan usually does an “X marks the spot” (because apparently there’s treasure everywhere) or cute little people. I know this is a very ordinary phase that a lot of kids go through but its flipping annoying! As much as I love to see them being creative and expressing themselves I do not want it all over the house…My newly painted lounge walls are covered in various scribbles up to about 2ft high that now need to be re-painted and it does my head in when I see it which then will often brings out cross mummy, which of course noone likes to see (or hear)!!!
After the Mascara episode at my sister in laws and a lot of embarrassment, an upset child that had to leave the party early and a desperate mother (me) I couldn’t shift the thought of “there must be a solution to this?”. After a few weeks there seems to have been one for us now. The same Sis In law has a chalk wall in her home and the kids love it…that’s it I thought, give them a wall of their own to draw on and the rest are mine! So last weekend Nath took the kids to his mums over night (I joined them later on) and I got some much needed decorating done around the house…including a massive chalk wall in their room. The paint was pretty cheap in Wilko’s and it took about 20mins to do – they love it and so far the drawing on other walls has subsided. The one thing I didn’t think about is there is still tacky woodchip in their room from the previous owners, which Im in no rush to try and get off so the chalk wall is on the bumpy side, which seems to not be a problem to them…just pretty noisy for us and quite funny!