I just recently made LilZ give me $40 because I’m a horrible mother.
LilZ has developed this habit over the last year of doodling and drawing on all of his possessions. The first major thing he defaced (I’m so old) was a backpack that I was planning on using once he got bored with it. The second? A pair of shoes. Both of these things I bought for him, of course. And because I’m an old crotchety woman, I gave him some sort of lecture about he is “More than welcome to draw all over the stuff he buys, but not the stuff I buy for him.”
Now – to completely draw the picture of my hypocrisy – I need to remind you about my fashion in high school. I had a pair of blue jeans that wrote the lyrics to “Stairway to Heaven” all over. I also drew peace signs and yin-yang symbols all over my tennis shoes. I had bags and notebooks and t-shirts marked up and doodled on. DO YOU SEE HOW EVIL I AM?
It gets worse. I bought him a new pair of shoes recently, and I discovered he had drawn all over them the other day. So, I reminded him of the rule and informed him that he owed me money for the shoes. Lucky for us he had a wad of cash leftover from Christmas. He gave me the $40 and I gave him permission to color on them as much as he wanted from that point out.
I know! I’m evil! But, I’m evil with $40 in my wallet. And that’s awesome in it’s own right.