Annabel is darling. However, she's also nearly two. (Did I just say "nearly two?" Can my heart even stand that?) And "nearly two" is a phrase almost synonymous with "busy and naughty." Some evidence:
Bella loves chapstick. (Loves every girly, dressy-uppy thing, actually.) She is occasionally content with the clear version in mommy's purse, but LOVES the bright red version in mommy's makeup box. (And to be honest, it's a great color on her. Don't you agree?)
I think she applied it rather expertly for someone so young.
We have discussed MILLIONS of times where crayons (pencils, pens, markers, etc.) can and cannot be used. If she knows I'm watching, Bella always colors on paper, and only paper. I know she's aware of the rules. However, when I am busy cooking dinner (even if only two feet away), and completely occupied, the refrigerator makes a much better canvas.
For permanent marker.
Which took three applications of "Goof-Off" (I'm still high, I think, and so is Cletus) and two scrubbings with a Magic Eraser to remove.
Here's the thing. I'm not sure Annabel has learned her lesson about either markers or lipstick. But me. . . well, I'm starting to think about the lessons I should have learned. Like, "Put your makeup away when you're done," or "Don't leave Sharpies unattended." (Maybe "Don't own either lipstick or Sharpies.") Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?