Enjoying the Motherhood Journey - Care to join me on the ride?

Enjoying the Motherhood Journey - Care to join me on the ride?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Raychel - The Furniture Colouring Artist

Raychel loves to colour. This is a normal activity for a toddler. She likes to colour in books, paper, carpet and on her hands. She enjoys using her Tadoodles in the bath and colouring on the wall tiles.

But her favourite thing to colour is the living room sofa.

First off, let me describe our sofa: leather, contemporary style, pale yellow with chrome leg pegs. Our daughter thinks it’s a big blank canvas. As you can imagine, our sofa has seen better days.

I like to think she is a creative child that is inspired by all the amazing things around her. She is learning something new every day and she feels the need to express her creativity through her marker. As much as I want her to be the next Picasso, we have to stop her from damaging the furniture. How? We must buy her an art easel.

I will plan to take Raychel to Toys R Us soon and let her see the easels in stock. I’ve done my research and found a few easels she may like. Check out these pics.

We hope that buying her an easel will eliminate her desire to colour on the furniture. But, if the occasional accident occurs, I will take some tips on how to remove the stains from the following website:

Parents, I recommend buying Crayola’s Tadoodles for bath time fun. They’re easy to use, come in variety of colours and non-toxic in case your toddler decides to have a snack. You can get them at Wal-Mart, Zellers, Toys R Us.

Here’s what they look like: