Some days I just want to call their bluff.

Frank has been spending an inordinate amount of time working at my table. While most children might not view this as a good thing, he seems to think it's a place of honor.

It was near the end of the (long and painful) day, and we were wrapping up our journal writing. (And when I say we I mean he. Him. Frank.) He was trying to finish his picture, when he held up one of his markers and said in a very professor-like voice, "You know, you can kill yourself by putting a marker in your eye."

I looked at him.

"Frankly," I said, "At this point I think I'd like to test that theory. On myself."

2:30 at the end of a long long day? Don't think I wasn't serious.


Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Personally, I prefer to eat huge bowls of ice cream on bad days rather than stick magic markers in my eyes. :)

Notes From ABroad said...

I'm with Lynn ... I would much rather overdose on sugar ( cake, candy, ice cream, chocolate) than stick anything in my eye.
Just cuz your killing yourself doesn't mean it has to hurt and not involve chocolate.
Remember that.

Zephyr said...

You can kill yourself with vodka too. And you feel the pain less that way.

SkylersDad said...

Death by vodka and chocolate. I learn a lot of great ideas from your commentors also!

Krystal said...

ice cream, vodka, chocolate - where? I'm coming over and yeah, I would have just smacked him - but that's just me

Anonymous said...

I don't know about sticking them in your eye, but sniffing them doesn't work either. Sadly. . . I used to love the smell of markers when I was a kid! LOL!

Bobbi said...

And just how does young Frank know this?