Yesterday I was making some books with some kinders and to be cool and hip I let them choose markers, colored pencils or crayons. They all love markers so that's the route they took. The problem with markers is the kinders love to draw on their bodies with them. LittleRedhead, whenever he would hear me correct another kinder for bodydrawing, would put both arms under the table, obviously drawing on his arms, all the while staring straight into my eyes.
"I know what you're doing, Little RedHead! Please stop." This went on and on for some time. . When CuteArtistGirl used the blue for lipstick right in front of me, I told her to wash off her face. Sure enough, when I looked over to check out LittleRedHead, he was doing his under the table markering shtick.
"Listen LittleRedHead, you're back to CRAYONLAND!" I told him, but not unkindly.
He instantly burst into tears which is one of his amazing talents and whimpered, "I don't want to be in CRAYONLAND!" Really hard to reason with LittleRedHead so I calmed him down and we finished up our books. I decided to ignore his arm markering after that.
When it was time to leave the cool kinders, they gathered round for a birthday picture and LitleRedHead hopped into my lap.
"HappyBirthday Doctor H!" He screamed smiling into my face.
"Thanks LittleRedHead, I'm 51."
"I'm 52!" he shouted back.
"You're very old, sir."
LittleRedHead is someone to watch. You'll probably read about him again here some time in future.