Wednesday, February 13, 2013

when your kid finds a sharpie....

...and a plain white t-shirt in his drawer.
This is what happens.

 My husband got home from work and came up where I was changing the baby's diaper and asked if I thought it was OK RJ was in the basement drawing on a shirt with a permanent marker.
WHAT?
I ran down there to see him holding up this shirt smiling.
Initially I was really mad.
I asked him what he was doing and he told me all about his picture he drew on his shirt.
"It's those fish that can crawl on sand, then they get back in the water, just follow the arrows".

Then I decided I couldn't really get mad at him for making the shirt as he sees me make crap all the time.
But we had a new rule about permanent markers and asking before you make your own clothes.
I don't want creativity to be against the rules, I'd just like some control over where he lands his next big idea.

He was pretty proud of his shirt.
I was pretty impressed myself.
My favorite part is his own head on the top with a cartoon bubble holding his name "RJ" and the fact his head looks like a troll doll.

40 comments:

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

LOL! Not a bad idea, in a controlled environment :) Very creative kid you have there!

Steph A said...

Hehe! I LOVE it! Have to say that is so cute! Yes, we have rules for markers too, well every parent does. But what a great picture!

Lady Danburry said...

I said it before and I'll say it again. RJ is the greatest kid in the world.

Ruby said...

I'm really impressed with his drawing skills. I love those moments when they're so cute that it's hard to stay mad. Sharpies and rules are good though.

Kelie McWilliams said...

I love that he even put "matching" stripes on the sleeves. You know he got that from you! :)

Sara said...

That shirt is awesome! How clever of him!

Jeanne said...

Wow that is impressive! He did a great job! Sharpies are one of those touchy subjects around this house. We all love them, but at times, we don't :)

Drew Danburry said...

This made my day

Cris CorrĂȘa said...

he is an artist! congrats!

Truly Myrtle said...

This made me giggle. What a wee sweetie :) It could have been much much much worse! My kids have a magnetic attraction to sharpies...

Elaine said...

Great Job! Love it! My girls drew on their well worn/old jeans one time with Sharpies to give them new life. Also sneakers. Sharpies are great! Seriously, your son did a great job drawing. Perhaps a new trend has started.

Ange said...

Very creative! It would have been better if he had asked first, but you can't win 'em all.
Would ironing the shirt prior to washing it set the marker so it won't fade away as fast? I know it is a Sharpie, but it will still fade. If you are going to let him keep it, might as well preserve it, I'm just not sure how though.

Serena said...

Very nice! My kids have gotten markers and it never looks that good!

Suzanne Winter said...

hahaha - I just love this!!! A loves to color and I think soon we will be trying a 'supervised' t-shirt coloring project. I'm impressed by your little guy's creativity!!!

Mandy Beyeler said...

awesome!

Medr1e said...

Skill!! He did an amazing job! And I love how in the first photo he looks a little bit affronted that he's in trouble. Lovely boy.

mamasonshine said...

LOVE it!

sixgunsue said...

HAHA! he's really good! Love it!

Nancy said...

He did a very creative job there. Give him more shirts! Very cute. How could you be mad ;-)

Charity said...

I would have been mad if my daughters did that too... but RJ did a great job adding interest to his shirt! =)

Tracy K. said...

This is awesome! I hope you are reading all our comments to him so he knows we think he is amazing. The fact that he chose a plain shirt is pretty cool in my books. Glad it ended well, I think we have all had sharpe incidents. Sometimes I want to lock mine up in the medicine cabinet!

kristin said...

UMMMM I love that shirt! Very good drawing, RJ!! Know what you mean about sharpie control, but he really did a fantastic job. :)

Doreen said...

The creative gene must have been activated. Before you go all crazy about the marker laws, I notice he didn't seem to get any on his hands or face. RJ - Artiste magnifique!!!

Erin said...

This kid has talent! Sign him up for an art class--and his own his blog.

Jane said...

No way, that is some serious awesome! (And I'm sorry if I've never commented before, I do enjoy your own creativity too....)

Corinnea said...

oh my goodness, that is fantastic!I love it! I am fully expecting (hoping)to see one of my grand kids do this one day.....

Jessica said...

I was surprised he found the sharpies! Better him than the two-year old I guess!

Jessica said...

Those were cracking me up, but I guess he drew it with the shirt flat and when he wears it he looks down and can't see the back, it works that they don't go all the way around!

Jessica said...

That's what I worry about...the couch needing some sand fish too or something!

Jessica said...

Sneakers sound pretty awesome to makeover!

Jessica said...

Something to look into to preserve his drawing!

Jessica said...

I think it was bittersweet for both of us. He still got a lecture on asking before we make clothes and sharpies, then I did try to tell him I liked the picture, so maybe my discipline was really confusing to him!

Jessica said...

Thanks! I have enjoyed all these comments!

Jessica said...

thanks! His blog would probably be more successful anyway! :)

Falafel and the Bee said...

That is one cool shirt!
Your boy takes after you:)
~Michelle

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I think that shirt is super awesome! He did a fantastic job, and I love the story about your mom painting a sweatshirt like one of your drawings.

mrsm said...

This is kind of badass.

Natalie said...

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

Mae said...

What a cutie!!

April @ Sewing Novice said...

Love the shirt! You have a little artist on your hands! :)

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