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DadLife Question - My kid colored on the walls. HELP.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Rhody31, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    My 4-year old had an emotional breakdown and while I was calming her down and putting her down for a nap, I heard a weird scratching in the halls.
    Turned out it was my 18-month old going to fucking town on the walls with a red and black crayon.
    I did a quick google search and found some remedies, didn't know if there was out SJ.com dad/moms have tried that works.
    I'm terrified of using a Magic Eraser because if I fuck up the paint, my wife will murder me dead. Is the baking soda thing legit? HELP ME.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I think a lot depends what kind of paint is on the walls. I have found that hanging a nice photo or poster works well to hide crayon marks. If your 18-month-old is short, maybe a potted plant.
    Blackburnr likes this.
  3. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    You can test the magic eraser somewhere that's really out of the way (inside of a closet) to make sure that it treats the paint OK.
  4. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Baby wipes don't work?
  5. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Put a frame around it and celebrate your child's artistic flair.
    expendable and JackReacher like this.
  6. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Buying a bookshelf could buy you some time.
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    It's paint.

    If this is the only thing your kids destroys, you finish the game at a +3.
  8. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Maybe I just don't clean it and congratulate her on being able to express herself at such an early age?
    amraeder, that's a great suggestion. My other plan was let my wife deal with it so if she fucks up the paint that's on her.
  9. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

  10. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    See? That wasn't hard at all.
  11. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Jesus, Rhody. Do you think Tom Brady goes around being this scared of Gisele?
  12. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Yes. Yes he does.
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