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post #21 of 27

Consider an aquadoodle. Completely wall and house safe. unlimited coloring with minimal expense.

post #22 of 27

I wouldn't stand for that.  I get that it's their house but i would not want my kids thinking that drawing on the walls is acceptable.  What else do they let her do?!  

 

Here we don't have markers/crayons unsupervised.  

post #23 of 27

wait...she is home in your house with the il's who let her draw on the walls? Tell them to stop letting her. next time you come home and there is crayon on the walls hand them a magic eraser and smile and walk away.

 

nO but really. If they're ok with her doing it, then I guess they're ok with cleaning it up too.

post #24 of 27
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wait...she is home in your house with the il's who let her draw on the walls? Tell them to stop letting her. next time you come home and there is crayon on the walls hand them a magic eraser and smile and walk away.

 

nO but really. If they're ok with her doing it, then I guess they're ok with cleaning it up too.



I wouldn't even allow that though.  It's such a basic rule (don't draw on the walls).  Like no hitting.  We don't hit, anywhere.  We don't draw on walls, anywhere.  I mean I guess people have chalkboard walls or whatever but your basic wall?  No drawing!  I can't believe people allow that.

post #25 of 27

It is more of an IL discipline issue then a toddler one. THEY can't be trusted to supervise while she is using markers, then the markers need to disappear while the ILs are there. She isn't old enough to understand, yes you should say "markers go on paper" but it is going to take months of repeating before she is developmentally old enough to understand. 

post #26 of 27



Oh I agree with you 100%. There is no way I would tolerate that. I was just saying it thinking like , well if she can't get them to stop, making them clean it up might make them think twice about continuing to allow it. Grandparents are very good at tolerating or promoting behaviors that make more work for the parents.....

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Originally Posted by waiting2bemommy View Post

wait...she is home in your house with the il's who let her draw on the walls? Tell them to stop letting her. next time you come home and there is crayon on the walls hand them a magic eraser and smile and walk away.

 

nO but really. If they're ok with her doing it, then I guess they're ok with cleaning it up too.



I wouldn't even allow that though.  It's such a basic rule (don't draw on the walls).  Like no hitting.  We don't hit, anywhere.  We don't draw on walls, anywhere.  I mean I guess people have chalkboard walls or whatever but your basic wall?  No drawing!  I can't believe people allow that.

post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by D_McG View Post

I wouldn't even allow that though.  It's such a basic rule (don't draw on the walls).  Like no hitting.  We don't hit, anywhere.  We don't draw on walls, anywhere.  I mean I guess people have chalkboard walls or whatever but your basic wall?  No drawing!  I can't believe people allow that.

 

We've never gotten upset over drawing on the walls. DS never did it, but DD has. When she was 18-21 months, she wrote or colored on the walls a lot. I've painted basic murals on our walls and done funky patterns on the walls. They're not sacred for us. We'll paint them all back solid and conservative when we try to sell, but until then, we just don't have a problem with it.

 

That said, if I did have a problem with it, I'd just put away the crayons or markers when I wasn't going to be there watching.
 

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