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Friday, July 18, 2008

What happens when we run out of paper at our house

With Chloe around (and, let's face it, Bria too), we go through an awful lot of paper in a very short amount of time. Reams and reams in a month's time, or so it seems.

Well, we're out. Have been for quite a while, and I keep forgetting to buy it when I'm at the store.

And Chloe's gotten creative.



Yes. That is a lovely Halloween rendition of a bat and a scary tree and a witch on her broom. The back of the shirt has a similar scene. She wanted to make her costume early. You know, so she could be ready when October 31st rolls around. In four months.

The medium? Best white tee shirt that was purchased for church wear only and black dry erase marker.

You can see she's none too happy with me taking a picture. That's because my kids know that in situations like this, I always calmly take a picture or two and then comes the discipline. It really is good artwork though, (the pictures don't quite do it justice) and I have no idea how to get dry erase marker out of fabric. So we just may go ahead and let it be her Halloween costume after all.

Meanwhile, I'd best buy some new paper.

14 comments :

  1. Ummm. . .paper might be in your best interest! Great t-shirt though!

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  2. The pictures are PRICELESS! That is too funny. I am sorry but I can't help but laugh. That is very good artwork. She will look back at these pics in 10 years and both of you will laugh hysterically. :)

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  3. keep it! When she becomes a famous fashion designer, you will appreciate it! :)

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  4. Love it!
    I'd be frustrated about the shirt too, but the artwork is fantastic. And the look on her face is even more priceless. Go and get some paper now, Mom! Run!

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  5. O.m.g that drawing's AMAZING! But I'd just go buy a new white shit -- it's not gonna be worth the 5-10 bucks to get that sucker back to church condition.

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  6. Ah makes you want to have a couple more right lol? She really did do a good job though.

    Here's a suggestion, got to your local newspaper and you can get the end of the rolls for a couple of bucks.

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  7. Murphy's Oil Soap. Seriously, it will kill the marker stains.

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  8. Lara, I didn't know Hilary swears! Lol!

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  9. The look alone on her face is priceless. I think it's a definite halloween shirt. I can't imagine all of that dry eraser coming out.

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  10. Have you ever gone to the newspaper and asked for end rolls? They are generally either cheap or free and they kept my kids in paper for weeks at a time.

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  11. hahahha, oh, well, the t-shirt is already painted, so you'd better keep it, it is really good! buy just some paper and a new white t-shirt for the church :)! the kid is a talent!

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  12. She is SO not having the pictures.

    Long time no see. Time got away from me.

    Buy some paper. FAST!

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  13. Oh my gosh -- I LLLLLOOOOVE IT! That is really a masterpiece and I love the look on her face. Of course if it were my child, I would be furious. . . but oh so cute when it's someone else's!

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  14. Yeah if you're a really into playing the disciplinarian, that shirt ABSOLUTELY will be her Halloween costume no matter what other cute adorable ideas she comes up with or how many times she changes her mind between now and then!

    But it IS an absolutely gorgeous design!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe she could just go over it with a sharpie and let it be!

    Terri - Who at the paper do you ask for end rolls? That sounds like it would be good for my preschool class!

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