Foot Measurer

Walked into Miles’ play area this morning and found a big aquamarine rectangle scribbled in marking pen on the bamboo rug. And an aquamarine ghost drawn on his play table. Uh-oh. But where is Miles? Door to his room closed, a sign. Open it and find him sitting on his bed, evidence grasped firmly in hand. A big fat aquamarine polka dot scribbled on his bedspread. Aquamarine smudges all over his hands, neck, pants and shirt. “Miles, we need to talk about something.” He comes out to the play area and tells us “This isn’t really naughty Daddy, because see, it’s an invention for measuring your feet, like at the shoe store, see?” And he plops his foot down over the rectangle to show me that it fits, so proud. No need recounting the rest of our conversation here.

Spent the morning with Oxy-Clean and Murphy’s Oil Soap, scrubbing. Fortunately kids’ markers do come off with good detergent and a lot of elbow grease.

Music: Edith Piaf :: Non, je ne regrette rien

9 Replies to “Foot Measurer”

  1. Damn, what was I thinking not taking pictures? Should have. Mostly just wanted to get that stuff cleaned up, and we had to get out of the house.

  2. Dang!

    Guess we should consider ourselves lucky. Though it does appear a new era of exploration has begun – this morning found that Miles had disassembled the clock in his room (well, really just unscrewed the backing plate to see what was inside, but it’s a start).

  3. this morning found that Miles had disassembled the clock in his room.

    FYI, Your little man is going to grow up to be a big geek.. I did the same thing as a kid (and have never stopped). The nice thing is that as I got older eventually I was able to put the things back together and have them work….

  4. FYI, Your little man is going to grow up to be a big geek

    Yeah, he’s really got a scientific mind. Last night reading about dinosaurs, he learned that the seas were red before there was life on earth, which made him want to know what about life would make them blue. The book didn’t say and I didn’t know, so made up some stuff about how “life cleans the oceans.” But he’s going to see through that before long.

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