Tuesday, June 26, 2007

She has a future at Hallmark

Elegant loves Sharpies. As far as she's concerned, they are one of the greatest inventions ever. She will happily decorate anything with them, including her body. Birthday cards are a particular favorite. She'll grab her pack of approximately 30 colors and work hard on her signature and the accompanying embellishments. Believe me, there's a whole of fancy in her work.

We are preparing a card tonight, to be mailed tomorrow. Pete and I signed it and then handed it to Elegant to add her name. Ten minutes later, she brought it back to us. We could smell the card from a distance -- there was an almost rainbow-colored cloud of chemical Sharpie smell around it. Inside, Elegant had used just about every color available to her (excluding black, brown, and grey of course) and had taken up almost all available space.

Graceful's going to be irate when she sees that there's no room for her to sign.

1 comment:

MizMell said...

Sounds like she's learning to express herself quite well. Does she draw or paint also? Or does she just like the smell of Sharpie?

AND you might be on to something... do you think she intentionally left no room for her sibling to sign? Perhaps some good old-fashioned rivalry going on.