Art was a huge part of my childhood, so for as long as Evan has been able to hold a drawing utensil, I’ve been encouraging him to scribble.
I am not sure how it happened, but somewhere along the line my toddler decided that using an ink pen was far superior to using any kind of pencil, crayon, or marker that is actually meant for children. It’s almost like he knows what is washable, and what isn’t.
My kid is an ink pen addict, and it’s time for an intervention!
I am really pretty open to letting Evan play with adult items, as long as he can follow the rules. The rules with an ink pen include writing only on paper, and not putting it in his mouth. Pretty simple, right?
After several black streaks across our sofa, and across my toddler’s face, I decided it was time to take the ink pen and replace it with a crayon.
Of course, my kid wants nothing to do with a crayon, and he doesn’t like coloring books either. He prefers an ink pen and a small notebook filled with lined paper, which he uses to draw pictures, write “destructions”, and make grocery lists.
It’s hard for me to say no to the requests for an ink pen, he’s just so cute sitting in the corner, curled up with that pen and little spiral notebook.
Did you ever let your toddler play with things that you knew he or she shouldn’t have?