Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Case of the Missing Crayon

Kieran has become an artist.

All day long he asks for 'rayon, 'rayon, if he sees a writing implement he wants it, if he sees a blank piece of paper he wants to decorate it. The only trouble is that his artistic tendencies also extend to sofas, carpets, tables, TVs, clothes and body art.

While he has his crayons he is under strict surveillance, if he wanders away from the paper we have to redirect and not paying attention can be costly to our furniture. Yesterday we didn't pay attention and I know we're going to pay for it. We counted the crayons back into the box last night and ALERT ALERT we have a missing crayon.

We searched high and low but I think Kieran must have hidden it in a secret compartment in a hollowed out book, or maybe he fashioned a secret pocket in his diaper. Wherever he's stashed it I know he's just waiting for us to leave him alone for a few minutes so that he can surprise us with his latest masterpiece.

22 comments:

Michelle said...

Uh oh! I"m sure we'll be reading a post in the near future about this missing crayon!

Karen said...

At least it's not a marker (those are completely banned in our house)! Here's hoping it's not stuck to the carpet somewhere.

The Imperfect Christian said...

Oh boy! Be on the lookout! Send out an APB on the missing crayon! I will pray for your walls and furniture. Have you thought about offering a reward??

jotcr2 said...

Uh oh... We bought REALLY expensive couches that I love before I got pregnant with Sheena. I am enjoying them while they last.

Kim Ayres said...

I would say there's every chance you'll eventually find the crayon in the diaper...

Here's hoping he just hidden it though.

Rebecca P. said...

Hey you, it's been awhile since you have posted. Can we get a quick update? Please :)

Kim Ayres said...

Still no sign of the crayon yet then?

Tamara said...

My turn to miss you. Are you on an extended hunt for the missing crayon? I hope you and the kids are all well and you can find some time to write soon. - Tamara

Lori F said...

Hi Naomi, I'm just checking in on you. Hope all is well with you and yours.

Rebecca said...

Hello there Naomi....it's been a long time since a blog post. I hope everything is ok with you and yours.

Kim Ayres said...

Still no sign of this crayon? It's been almost 2 months! Hope everyone's OK

Granny and Grandpa said...

We too are worried that you have been missing for so long. We do hope all is OK with you and the family?

Rebecca said...

Naomi:

I would like to add your blog to the Gifts website as a personal link. There are currently several blogs there.

http://giftsds.segullah.org/down_syndrome_links.htm

I think it would make a nice addition to our list. Please let me know if this is acceptable by emailing me at: rebecca_phong[at]segullah.org

Tamara said...

Naomi, I hope you are well. Please post soon or send an email (tamara.cryar@ni.com) to let me know you are ok. I miss your posts and I am certainly thinking about you and the kids. I hope you are all in good health...

Tara Marie said...

Hi Naomi.....thinking of you and your precious guys! I hope you are well.

Peace, Tara Marie

Kieran said...

Yes I am quite concerned to know if the crayon has turned up? Walls are just so inviting to the creative, improving hand.

DeRogatis/Frilingos Household said...

Hi. I just found your blog--I am pretty sure our boys are the same age. My son, Joseph, was born in late April 2003. They seem to be into the same things. We are at: emmajoseph.blogspot.com

Good luck finding the crayon!

Amy

jennifer said...

I've been reading your blog for a while now and I just started one of my own, called Pinwheels, for parents of children with Down syndrome. Is it okay if I link to yours?

It's at http://jennifergrafgroneberg.wordpress.com/

Antwonette said...

Hi Naomi,

You may not remember me but I'm Antwonette (1andonlybaby) from Webmd. I had been asking about some mommies that I hadn't seen on the boards in awhile and someone gave me your blog spot address. Just wondering how you and the family are doing. My ds is doing good. I can't believe he'll be 4 soon! I'll be leaving the 3 year old board soon. You should stop in and say hi sometimes. I hope no one did anything to drive you away from the message boards. Take care!

Antwonette

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Basketcollector said...

Hey was blasting thru cuber space and happened across you from Downsyn forum....I have Ashton who is 7 months old yesterday and we are learning SO much about trisomy21! We are having so much fun with him. We have 5 kiddos....so this is a pretty happening place!