Ella is getting more creative in her artistic expression. Just in the last few days, I have found her crayon drawings on the following: the kitchen table, her plastic cups, her highchair tray, my newest Parenting magazine AND the cover jacket of a book borrowed from a student. Thank heavens for the Magic Eraser as it took the crayon off of these items -- including the book jacket -- with no damage to them.
But, I discovered her pièce de résistance just yesterday afternoon -- a drawing in PEN on our leather couch! Needless to say, I was not happy about that one. A quick internet search provided several options to remove pen from leather. A bit of perfume on a q-tip seemed to help although it did lighten the leather slightly in that area. Then Brett spent a couple of hours cleaning and treating the entire leather couch with a special leather soap/cream. The couch looks better than it has in years -- it's all clean and shiny. So, I think I am going to have to be diligent in keeping crayons AND pens out of her reach unless she is under close supervision!