When a two-year-old child writes on your wood floors with a permanent marker, you can’t help but learn some lessons.
But how long does it take to forget those lessons? For me, forgetting took just long enough for my next child to become two years old. While I was making his lunch on Saturday, my son practiced his Sharpie skills. This time the marker victims included my laptop, a radiator enclosure, the floor, my desk, and a couch.
Like the first time a toddler tagged my stuff, I was able to remove most of the marker with denatured alcohol, baking soda and elbow grease. And I’ve quickly remembered the lessons to keep my office door closed and keep markers out of reach.
With all the work it took to remove the marker, these lessons should stick with me. I hope the same won’t be said of the blue language my son heard when I discovered his handiwork.