Black Crayons and White Doors


May 31, 2012 by CassieCravings

There’s a moment when your child is coloring quietly at his desk, and you think, “Surely I can take this one item of clothing to the laundry basket without incident.”

You’re brave. You go for it. You walk as quickly as possible. You throw the item from the doorstep of the laundry room. You can’t risk the extra steps. You race back. You trip over the cat.

Then it happens. His door closes. And he’s quiet.

There’s panic.

Slowly, you open the door. Because if you see the trauma slowly, perhaps it can soak in easier.

And there it is. The back of the door was white when you left the room. Now…well, now it’s not.

Crayon Vs. Door

There are some moments in mommyhood that are difficult to Pollyanna out of. They are a black crayon all over a white door. They are a full sippy of milk in the car seat.Β Β They are a full night of a fussy baby instead of sleep.Β 

These are the moments where you have to count your breaths and remember how quickly they grow up. These are the moments where they watch you the closest.

Even these moments pass too quickly. Cherish them, even black crayon on a white door.

These moments pass too quickly…






22 thoughts on “Black Crayons and White Doors

  1. boomiebol says:

    Ah great post mama cravings…we have too many wall and crayon incidents…door and crayon disasters and now lovely dresses and crayon designs lol. Bless their innocents hearts, these little loves

    • mamacravings says:

      Thank you!

      I have invested very heavily in the Magic Eraser. πŸ™‚
      I have spent a lot of time washing walls…but frankly, I don’t know if I would get around to it if it wasn’t for his masterpieces.

  2. lew1214 says:

    I needed to hear that this morning! Especially after CJ pored a freshly opened DP πŸ™‚ all over my mattress… “I spilled it mama” was being hollered through the house. So thank you Casi!

  3. We had this one time! I thought Roo was being so good while we talked to a guy right outside the door who was buying our old dryer. Nope – Roo was creating a masterpiece on the wall next to his little table!! We pulled out the Magic Eraser as well! πŸ™‚

  4. Ha ha! I have found peanut butter and banana on the t.v after walking away for all of 2 seconds. It is just funny what transpires when you turn away.

    • mamacravings says:

      Peanut butter on the t.v. is a new one. I’m sure he will come up with that one day…

      I am in awe at how quickly they can move. It’s like they’ve been plotting until we do turn around. Lol

  5. what about permanent markers? uffff! my nephew in Peru marked a brand new leader sofa

  6. Oh those moments! I am following you from Drop it like a hot Blog hop!

  7. It’s always the quite moments you start worrying-thinking and expecting the worse-but then you realize, it just means they are up to something….We had one of those quite moments not long ago; golden syrup all over (and in between) the couch. At moments like that, best remedie is to just laugh πŸ™‚

  8. ** Sorry, I mean; quiet moments, not quite, blush blush…..

  9. This is just lovely….thankfully Isaac is still a bit little for colouring but his new game is when mummy turns her back he empty’s everything out of his drawers!!

    • mamacravings says:

      Oh yes, we went through the drawer stage.
      We thankfully just exited the dumping all of the food onto the floor from the high chair stage. That wasn’t my favorite stage. Lol

  10. […] Black Crayons and White Doors- I love the beautiful spirit displayed in this post about one of “those moments” from mamacravings. […]

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