So says Sarah…


Posted in About Me by Sarah Lipoff on 08/25/2011

Leaving the tot to play while taking a shower wasn’t the best idea.

Forgetting that black permanent marker on my desk was a worse idea.



*This week’s assignment was simple: write a story of your choice. The catch? Write it as a tweet. Use only 140 characters – including spaces.

**Oh, and it’s totally a true story.

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  1. Sweaty said, on 08/26/2011 at 12:02 am

    The horror!!! I’m already imagining all sorts of scenes here: black marker scribbled all over your favorite painting, all over the white sofas, all over the… Eeeek!

    This is every mother’s nightmare 😉 LOL

  2. Amy said, on 08/26/2011 at 3:48 am

    Funny – dig it. That’s why I decided not to have kids. I hate people playing with my good pens. 😉

  3. Nancy C said, on 08/26/2011 at 3:49 am

    Ooph. Been there. The shapies are now under lock and key. Man, it’s hard to take showers these days, yes?

  4. Frelle said, on 08/26/2011 at 4:15 am

    great response to the prompt.. and yes, I have a true story like that too!

  5. Galit Breen said, on 08/26/2011 at 5:14 am

    Oh no!

    Just: oh no!

    Also? Perfectly done!

  6. Dana @ CheckingPockets said, on 08/26/2011 at 5:26 am

    Ha! I’m guessing this piece might not be fiction! 😉 Fun…maybe not to you, but at least it was fun to read. Great job!

  7. Katie said, on 08/26/2011 at 5:40 am

    HA! I adored this! I have a friend who has a similar story to tell. She posted pictures of the aftermath on facebook. #mess indeed!

  8. The Lovely One said, on 08/26/2011 at 7:17 am

    Ha ha ha ha! I’ve been there!

  9. Random Girl said, on 08/26/2011 at 7:25 am

    Oh how I can relate to this. Only mine was a red crayon incident. #mess

  10. Tomekha said, on 08/26/2011 at 7:37 am

    LOL I can just see it. #funnystory 🙂

  11. Sarah Lipoff said, on 08/26/2011 at 7:42 am

    Yeah, taking a quick moment to shower can be disastrous! My tot decided the back of the couch was the coolest place ever to create some lovely long lines – ha! Our couch floats in the middle of our living room – no wall to shove it against.
    Luckily, the marker came out….

  12. Denelle @CaitsConcepts said, on 08/26/2011 at 7:49 am

    *sigh* My off-white chair and dark lipstick met one afternoon while I was in the shower. They were also joined by their good friend Oreos.

  13. Renee said, on 08/26/2011 at 8:38 am

    Oh memories. Of many #messes.

    Love it, good job!

  14. JDaniel4's Mom said, on 08/26/2011 at 10:59 am

    This has happened at my house.

  15. Mrs. Jen B said, on 08/26/2011 at 11:13 am

    Aaaaahhh! And a true story? OMG. Poor you! But a great story – I see all sorts of “artwork” in my mind… 😉

  16. Roxanne said, on 08/26/2011 at 11:30 am

    Oh No! Great job with the prompt though. 😉

  17. Paulette said, on 08/26/2011 at 11:34 am

    Hashtag and a been there done that truth. 😉

  18. Cheryl @ Mommypants said, on 08/26/2011 at 12:02 pm

    I think there are many of us who could totally write that tweet – and probably have!

  19. laura said, on 08/26/2011 at 12:32 pm

    GREAT post! Love it. Definitely gave me a good laugh, but not the ‘at you’ kind, the ‘OMG I’ve TOTALLY been there’ kind. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Rai said, on 08/26/2011 at 3:26 pm

    LMAO! Yep. Been there. Accidently dozed off one time while my toddler and infant tore the living room up. >.< This story made me LAUGH! we've ALLLLLLL been there.

  21. The Drama Mama said, on 08/26/2011 at 5:01 pm

    Been there, done that!! I think all moms can relate in some way to this one!

  22. angela said, on 08/26/2011 at 6:37 pm

    I’ve been there, unfortunately, but with a black ball point pen. Not necessarily a permanent marker, but it might as well have been!

    Nice job!

  23. Karen @ Time Crafted said, on 08/26/2011 at 6:47 pm

    Oh I can So picture this one! I love me some Sharpies, but they used to make me sooo nervous around the kidlets when they were toddlers. :>

  24. kelly garriott waite said, on 08/26/2011 at 8:06 pm

    Ha! I left the dog I’m dogsitting to run around in my bedroom while I showered this morning. He jumped on my bed and POOPED there! Glad I hid the markers from him.

  25. juliemoore said, on 08/26/2011 at 8:56 pm

    Oh I feel your pain. Crayons, markers, pens, poop, all used in my house for writing on the walls.

  26. Leighann said, on 08/27/2011 at 8:08 am

    and a good reminder to keep all markers and pens up high

  27. Kim at Let Me Start By Saying said, on 08/27/2011 at 11:19 am

    Hilarious! (sorry…)
    I love that this is a memoir within a tweet within a prompt.

  28. Amy said, on 08/27/2011 at 3:53 pm

    Sounds like my life too! I had sharpie all over my computer one day after a shower. Fun times!

  29. Erin said, on 08/28/2011 at 9:57 pm

    OH NO!! I did that one time but not with a black perm marker! Yikes!

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