Crayons are slowly becoming the bane of my existence. My oldest son was never the kid that draws on the walls. He knew that we only use crayons on paper and it was never an issue.
My toddler on the other hand is the crayon culprit who will take a black crayon and go straight for my white living room wall when I am not looking. We have now gotten to the point where all the crayons have been confiscated.
They have zero access to them unless they are at school, outside or sitting at the table.
But that has not stopped the crayon hoarder and I figured out his trick yesterday while I was getting him dressed. I had just put his pants on and as I was laying out his older brothers clothes I saw him reach into his pocket out of the corner of my eye.
I pretended I didn’t see him as he kept looking at me sneaking, because he knew he was breaking a big rule in out house.
Out he pulled a red crayon he had pocketed from a restaurant.
Now I have figured out where all these random contraband crayons are coming from!
He is pocketing them from kids meals and places we go out to eat.
For the life of me I could never figure out how he kept getting more-and more-and more-and more crayons after I had taken damn near hundreds. You can only throw away so many before you blow a gasket wondering if the kid is sneaking out to walmart when you are sleeping for the night and buying more.
Now I know I am not losing my mind… and where they are coming from!
Moral of the story? Check these kids pockets from now on!
Has your toddler ever hoarded something along these lines?
How did you figure out their trick?
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