Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Communism teaches and seeks two objectives: unrelenting class warfare and the complete eradication of private ownership.

Primo wanted to make sure that everyone knew just what was what, and what was whose, in the TV/computer room.

These shelves and books are clearly Mama's.



This shelf of guitar magazines - obviously Daddy's.

The computer and the desk upon which it sits? Mama's and Daddy's both.


Ditto the printer.

Only adults are permitted to touch the TV and its cabinet. Ipso facto - Mama's and Daddy's.

Also Mama's and Daddy's? The TV tables.

Apparently house components such as windowsills belong to us all. Never mind that Daddy and I are the ones PAYING for this residence.

However, the green leather spinny chair? The boys'.


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This post brought to you by everyone's favorite permanent marker, Sharpie.

23 comments:

jess said...

Terzo doesn't have a claim to anything?

Katy said...

Don't you wish you'd just given him the labelmaker now? At least that stuff comes off.

Joke said...

Nothing is as scary--nothing--as seeing a toddler with a Sharpie.

-J.

Badger said...

I dunno about the leather, but a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser will get the rest of that off.

Ask me how I know.

blackbird said...

I'm sure I have some military school brochures here somewhere....

Carolyn said...

Ah, the marker covered house, I am quite familiar with this phenomenon.

Miz S said...

I'm impressed with his handwriting.

Surfing Free said...

Oh no! I agree with Joke - toddlers + Sharpie = argggh!!

Paula said...

I swear you'll look back on this and laugh.

BabelBabe said...

Sadly I am immature enough to find it amusing now. Only because he didn't ruin any of the few real pieces of furniture we have....of course I did not let HIM see that I found it amusing.

Gina said...

We went through this at about age 5. He had been too quiet in his room for too long, and I discovered that EVERYTHING had been labeled with red marker.

And speaking of immature, am I the only one who finds it funny that your various furniture and electronics now say "VD"?

Sarah Louise said...

Wow.

I can't think of anything else to say...

Wow.

Can I buy you a rum and Coke?

Sarah Louise said...

Oh, I have two more things:

Was this brought on by the upcoming move of stuff from one room to the other?

Primo is not a toddler. He's 5.

Cari said...

You don't see this in those sharpie commercials!

Joke said...

Wow! Gina is alive!

I will try out Badge's Mr. Clean thing immediately.

-J.

Lazy cow said...

No Gina, you weren't the only one to snigger at the VD. Classic.
This is why the Sharpie pen is on the high shelf at my place.

BabelBabe said...

Gina - I find it funny too. Also perhaps a fitting description of my marital relationship...: )

Jess - Terzo owns nothing. According to the other two. It is all THEIRS.

Joke - SL is correct - Primo is not a toddler, he's FIVE. Which means he CERTAINLY knows better. His writing implement use has been severely curtailed. Crayons are even rationed, and they are all washable. And we went thru the exercise of him trying to clean it, even though we knew it would not come off with a damp rag. It was the disciplinary action that counted, however. Also, no computer games this week -Seg got to play his weekly allotment of three computer games while Primo had to clean.

Badge - Thx for the tip, I'll use it.

Blackbird, don't tempt me. Oy.

Kim said...

You know, next to the permanent marker, the scariest thing is a pair of scissors. Just see Felix's buzzcut to know all about the power of scissors in the hands of a 5 year old.

jenny said...

Alright, so my girl is five too and apparently Primo is her soul mate.
She's taken gel pen & sharpie to herself (& various household items) more times than I can count and recently carved MOM on the deck outside and into the log siding on the house with those pesky pointy gel pens. No amount of her scrubbing seems to get the whole "the world is not your tablet" idea across.

Joke said...

Well, imagine if he WERE a toddler. Your house would look like Pontius Pilate's wall from Life of Brian.

Kim, you're right. We've been through this episode. Thrice.

-J.

Joke said...

P.S. Leatherique will fix that leather spinny chair.

Suse said...

Praise the gods it was only pen, not scissors.

The week before our house went on the market I noticed that Son #3 had carved letters into the beautiful wooden counter in the bathroom.

How did we know who the culprit was? He carved HIS OWN NAME.

(I hit the effing roof that day).

Sarah Louise said...

Katy's comment just makes me think of the Seinfeld episode with the regifting of the labelmaker whose labels didn't stick...

Yeah, call me crazy, but seasoning cast iron pans scares me way more than this does.

SL (who will report back, on the day she discovers her youthful progeny using permanent markers on non-porous surfaces.)