a short poem

Roses are red

Violets are blue

This is what a 2-year-old

Holding a pen will do . . .

Isn’t that lovely?

He was so proud of himself that he came running up to me exclaiming, “Mommy! I color! I color!”

I knew instantly that it wasn’t a good thing.

If my 11-year-old would’ve done that, I would know that she was going to show me something beautiful. But my 2-year-old?

Yes, it was bad.

Here’s where I keep my nice, archival, acid-free pens. Translation: Mom’s pens, don’t touch!

My 2-year-old hasn’t learned that yet, obviously. I didn’t realize he already knew how to unzip things. Wait, I take that back. I knew he knew how to unzip things, I just didn’t think he would dare go as far as to unzip my pens. My pens.

But he did. What’s a mother to do?

Ah ha! I have a solution.

Introducing — the safety-pin.

I simply added one of these babies to my pen pouch. Problem solved!

Now, even if he figures out how to undo a safety-pin, I will hopefully have realized that he’s been quiet for way too long, go find him and stop him before he actually gets it off and unzips my pen pouch.

If I don’t realize that he’s been quiet for too long or simply choose to ignore that he’s been quiet for too long, then I suppose I totally deserve what I get.

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About organizedbyjenn

Busy wife and mother of 7 children; grew up in Oregon, currently lives in Utah. Loves the outdoors, organizing, crafting, running, and eating chocolate
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5 Responses to a short poem

  1. Aunty Bev says:

    So – do your acid-free pens wash off walls??!! Or do you have to paint over your budding Jackson Pollack’s masterpiece/ Good luck!

    • Jennifer Weber says:

      You know, I haven’t even had a chance to try! But I’m pretty sure I can get it off. I’ll let you know. Now if I could just figure out how to make money off of this like Jackson Pollack!

      • ERNA BLACKBURN says:

        Well, at least you can hope, when he and the others are grown up they’ll take care of you in your old age!?!

  2. Lorinda says:

    Wait! pin the pin down the side of the pouch!! The way you’ve got it gives him at least two inches to get pens out!! Good luck getting that ink out. anything archival is going to be permanent… and magic eraser will take the paint right off. Let us know if you do. i could use tips.

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