Friday, March 6, 2009

Hide the paint!

Something totally unexpected happened today while I was obviously way too distracted by my computer. Eli painted himself. I mean, really painted himself. He found a small bottle of dark brown acrylic paint (you know, the kind that instantly conforms to fabric fibers, becoming painfully permanent....) and painted himself a Hitler mustache.

That would have been really funny. But, he didn't stop there. He poured the bottle's contents onto the kitchen floor tiles. Odd how much paint those little bottles hold...

He proceeded to paint his entire body. Since he was only wearing a short sleeve t-shirt and a diaper, he was able to get quite a bit of coverage. His face was still flesh-colored, except for the Hitler mustache, but his arms, hands, legs and feet were totally and completely dark brown. Like chocolate.

My 11 year old thought it was hilariously funny. I did't think it was funny at all. I was worried about the paint on the tile, the stair bannisters, the tiny brown footprints across the living room carpet....

I grabbed him up and took him to the bathtub, cleaned up the paint mess (mumbling all the while) and order was restored to the Universe.

Now that it's over, I can't believe how funny it was.

And I can't believe I didn't stop a second to take pictures!

You'll just have to use your imagination on this one.

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