Soon washable dry-erase markers came on the market, and the books were back in action. I thought these workbooks would be perfect for car trips. On a trip to Fargo this summer, I gave each of the girls a marker and a book. Camille handled the situation quite well, but Meghan, who is still rear-facing in her car seat and not visible to me while driving, decided to color her face, clothes, car seat, etc. This event was not a crisis because the markers really were washable. I was just inconvenienced by having to bathe a child and wash a car seat and a full outfit of clothes.
I recently noticed washable dry-erase crayons on the store shelves. Of course me being the sucker-mommy that I am, I picked up a box. This past weekend we took another quick trip to Fargo so I brought both the crayons and the markers along, thinking that Camille could use the markers and Meghan would make less of a mess with the crayons. The girls did not get a chance to give them a try until the ride home. I think the pictures below say enough...
|She's actually holding the crayon wrappers. I guess she felt the crayon would be more effective without the paper on it.|
|Can you see the green tint in her hair? Who knew dry-erase crayon would transfer so well?|
|As you can see, Meghan was quite proud of herself!|
|Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of the chunks of crayon in her molars that I found while brushing her teeth tonight. I guess they taste good too!|