Brinn decided to take Sharpie and *WRITE OUT LOUD*
all over the back of my van this morning.
We were getting ready to run a few errands before her dance class.
I was filling up the diaper bag with snacks and baby silencers, when Brinn chirped happily, “I’m gonna get in the van, mom!” Off she danced into the van in the garage while I grabbed Shaye and hopefully a matching pair of flip flops. I stuck the baby in her seat, shut the door, circled the van, and then I saw it.
Wait. No. No really. There’s no way that’s what I think it is.
It’s going to be the washable stuff she drew all over the couch with a few months ago, right? Because that’s why I have at least $100 effing dollars worth of washable markers and crayons….
SHARPIE. It’s SHARPIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No, you didn’t write all over your carpool pal’s carseat. Tell me you DIDN’T!!!!!!!!!
Brinn: “I sorry mommy, I won’t do it again, kay?”
“No, NOT OKAY. I’m so mad at you I can’t talk to you right now.”
I called Bob who was in his office and had him go to directly http://www.sharpie.com/ to find out what the hell we can use to get it off! I received some smart ideas from twitter people but honestly I wondered if there was a magic cure out there, I didn’t want to mess with my chances of getting it off by rubbing just the wrong thing on it.
Bob called back and told me to head to Hobby Lobby for Amodex. So I dropped Brinn off at dance class and headed to the HL. All I kept thinking was, the longer it sits there soaking in, it might never come off.
So here are the pictures, before:
It says to be patient, so I’ll try it again on the areas it hasn’t come off of yet. Honestly, this stuff worked better than I thought it might considering it’s non-toxic and eco-friendly.
I tried to rub the amodex soaked areas with a dry eraser, a toothbrush and a credit card.
And I also followed up by trying alcohol and nail polish remover but it didn’t touch the marker like the Amodex.
I am now on the hunt for all of the sharpies to hide or throw away.
This is my second “three yr old with a Sharpie” incident (Maeve, back in 2002) and you’d think I would’ve learned by now.