There is no denying it, children love getting their faces painted at parties, carnivals, grand openings, and at the odd cookout. And why not? It’s fun and there’s no harm – at least not for them.
This past weekend, my daughter got her face painted and suddenly she has it in her head that she should paint my face. Not having paint readily available, she decided to use markers instead. So here’s a few important tips when your child comes at your face with paint or ink-based writing implements:
· Don’t let them color too close to your eyes. I’m sure you are thinking that this is obvious, but I only mention it in case some readers are unaware of just how much a felt marker on your eyeball stings. And no, I don’t have pink eye.
· Don’t let them color your lips. It doesn’t taste all that great. That goes double for painting inside your mouth.
· Last, but under no circumstances least, do not forget that your child was using a permanent marker the previous day and that you forgot to put it away.