To take my child out in public even though she is blue? (Lighthearted)

(49 Posts)
NipNaps Fri 22-Nov-13 10:42:14

DD came home from nursery yesterday having had a whale of a time. She is 9mo. However someone had let her loose with some felt tips and she obviously decided she didn't like the colour of her hair (and scalp!) because she has drawn all over herself in blue felt-tip. There is a LOT of blue. She was obviously going for the Smurfette look. All of the other children were immaculate. It was hilarious - all of the others were say nicely colouring in their pictures and dd was rolling on the floor colouring everything in blue! She is the youngest by quite a long way so I think they let her get away with being the mischievous one...

She has a swimming lesson today and then we are going to lunch with a friend. I have tried water, shampoo, baby wipes and nothing has shifted the blue. MIL is horrified and has ordered us to stay in until all traces of blue are gone as she thinks people will be all judgy and not see the funny side of it and will possibly report me to SS for owning a blue child. I personally think it's quite hilarious and am planning to go out anyway. Who is BU?

JammieCodger Fri 22-Nov-13 10:48:12


Everyone loves a blue baby.

DustyBaubles Fri 22-Nov-13 10:48:41

Sure take her out, but be prepared for the fact that she might turn green in the pool grin

Seriously, nobody is likely to judge you for having a blue child.

I can't imagine why anyone would judge you, I bet she looks ridiculous and adorable in equal measure.

Of course! Do you think Violet Beauregarde never went out again? grin

<horrifically bad joke>

NipNaps Fri 22-Nov-13 10:51:39

Haha Dusty I never thought of that!!

I said to MIL that any mum would take one look at her and think "yup, felt tips, we've all been there" but apparently not hmm

Maybe I should tell nursery she is only allowed to play with skin-coloured felt tips from now onwards...!

cornflakegirl Fri 22-Nov-13 10:52:32

I think we might need a photo to judge properly wink

NipNaps Fri 22-Nov-13 10:52:35

Yes revenge I keep looking at her and it wrong that I'm secretly overjoyed at having a blue baby?! smile

KissesBreakingWave Fri 22-Nov-13 10:55:03

Your MiL. Kids do utterly hilarious things to themselves. Anyone who's got kids will recognise the signs and giggle.

ooerrmissus Fri 22-Nov-13 10:55:18

Brilliant! Every parent has had this. Anyone who tries to be sniffy is either too old to have experienced the child/felt tip combo or too young to have kids. And they can all shove their sniffing up their jacksies.

NoComet Fri 22-Nov-13 10:58:40

It doesn't get better, I have teen DDs who draw on themselves in dull lessons and buy henna tattoo stuff that takes a week to wear off.

DD went to a 6th form interview with flowers on her hand.

TheVermiciousDalek Fri 22-Nov-13 11:03:59

Tie up your mother in law, give your daughter a handful of blue felt tip pens and tell her that granny would like to be coloured in.


TheVermiciousDalek Fri 22-Nov-13 11:04:17

Or even YANBU ...

Mogz Fri 22-Nov-13 11:11:42

An, you need to as, HoneyDragon about this, it's her area of expertise grin
Just go out, maybe the chloramine in the pool will help shift the felt tip, and if not, oh well!

Grennie Fri 22-Nov-13 11:12:13

Seeing your child would just make me smile. Of course take her out.

Grennie Fri 22-Nov-13 11:13:58

And if someone is stupid enough to report this to SS, the social workers will be doing major eye rolls on the end of the phone. I know because a friend used to do this job and would sometimes take ridiculous calls. They just thought the person phoning was crazy.

NipNaps Fri 22-Nov-13 11:26:24

Grennie can you imagine the call?!

"Err hi, I saw this woman today, I don't know who she is but her baby was blue. She was wearing a blue top, she drove a blue car and her baby was blue too."

I am embracing today's theme, if dd wants to be blue then I'm right behind her! We even have blue swimsuits! Obviously I've drawn the line (haha!) at drawing on myself...

DontWannaBeObamasElf Fri 22-Nov-13 11:28:56

How funny! I wish my 12 month old would do something like that instead of just trying to eat it. Hmmmm maybe it's time to introduce her to felt tip pens?

GhostsInSnow Fri 22-Nov-13 11:29:19

Puts me in mind of my DS when he celebrated his 16th and got a bit merry. Someone who shall remain nameless (DH) decided to draw glasses and a moustache on him whilst he slept, only he used one of my graphics markers.
Spent all of sunday trying to remove it with no luck, just managed to fade it a bit. On the Monday morning DS had to go to the science department and beg his very amused science teacher for help. She did get it off in the end but he still winds a sheepish DH up over it now.

OP, do you know any Science teachers? Otherwise, have a song grin

NipNaps Fri 22-Nov-13 11:31:08

I am a teacher so I could take her in to work on Monday if it's not gone by then...!

EXTERMINATEpeppa Fri 22-Nov-13 11:31:34


my son is also blue (is there no other colours) after colour in the knees of his jeans, scribbling on his bed sheet and drawing on his bleach blonde hair.

EXTERMINATEpeppa Fri 22-Nov-13 11:35:24

*are there

god my grammar!!

Tiptops Fri 22-Nov-13 11:35:27

I wouldn't judge you, it would make my day! How funny

FortyDoorsToNowhere Fri 22-Nov-13 11:38:12


just be prepared for the stares

Bettercallsaul1 Fri 22-Nov-13 11:43:23

Tell your MIL firmly that colour prejudice is not tolerated these days.

Didactylos Fri 22-Nov-13 11:46:01

Its great
If I see you out and about with your blue baby my green handed son and I will give you a cheery wave
Im not angry about his hands - Im a bit annoyed at the state of the dining room table....

YoniMatopoeia Fri 22-Nov-13 11:46:15

Is that you HoneyDragon?

GhostsInSnow Fri 22-Nov-13 11:46:20

She's just channelling her inner Argos Alien. Have you considered perhaps changing her name to Astrid?

dammitimmad Fri 22-Nov-13 11:48:21
dammitimmad Fri 22-Nov-13 11:49:02

Tits .... Juice beat me to it grin

GhostsInSnow Fri 22-Nov-13 11:57:15

dammit amazed nobody posted it from the first post grin I was singing it all the way through reading it haha

dammitimmad Fri 22-Nov-13 12:03:00

...and i'll be singing it all day now grin

Beastofburden Fri 22-Nov-13 14:10:34

You might get a problem in the pool if they don't want the blue coming off in their clean water....

But the answer to your problem is clear. Get some more felt tips of the appropriate skin colour, and colour her in. She obviously enjoys it.

PrincessScrumpy Fri 22-Nov-13 14:15:23

I took dd to a&e once and they were all fussing round her (she was only about 10mo and had managed to hit her head. She seemed okay but GP advised I take her in. I suddenly overheard the doctors and realised they were concerned about her colour and I remembered she was covered in Avon sun cream that goes on blue but I'd applied too much and she did have a blue tinge still. Once I explained they all relaxed. I'm still not sure if they were genuinely concerned about her colour or the fact her mother might have issues and deliberately painted her blue before going to A&E as an attention seeking thing.

PrincessScrumpy Fri 22-Nov-13 14:16:32

oh and we only have crayola washable pens in this house as it actually washes off... crayola orange paint is however another issue and dd has been to school looking she's badly applied tanning lotion! smile

I thought this was going to be Honey too grin.

What is it about blue? DW picked DD up from nursery with a bright blue face (and a huge grin) once, then I remember the time she came into our room and stuck out a blue tongue.

Take her out. You'll make people smile.

If it's any consolation my mum had to take me home on the bus from nursery once with a green face and red hair. My friend and I were sharing one of the two sided easels and had decided to paint each other.

I had long, white blond hair, which took the scarlet paint nicely and formed stiff red dreadlocks.

I looked good.

LuciusMalfoyisSmokingHot Fri 22-Nov-13 14:47:45

My 6 year old comes home from Craft Club cover in many a thing, last time it was a black streak up her face.

You aint be a child unless you've covered yourself head to toe in a variety of different colours.

I also though this was a honey thread. She is famous for being blue.

I am somewhat glad to see she has competition in the Blue stakes.

I hope you have a dog, or horse, that your dd can use as canvas in due course.

(Or a pond that you can treat with clearwater treatment before inviting your do to have a bath, so dog can turn blue all over. <whistles> cos that did not happen to dhs aunts dog when he fell into our pond, oh no!)

And if you want to change tack, you can always go green for St Patricks day!

stickysausages Fri 22-Nov-13 14:53:44

YANBU..... But nursery are surely!? She's 9m old & was allowed to colour herself in!?

SlitheenInADwerfSkin Fri 22-Nov-13 14:54:57

I once took a red-faced (felt-tipped) child to a routine appointment with the practice nurse who howled with laughter and then turned to the other nurse and said "Oh, do you remember when Dr So-and-so's son coloured in his testicles with black marker pen?"

Kids. shrug smile

LuciusMalfoyisSmokingHot Fri 22-Nov-13 14:57:33

said "Oh, do you remember when Dr So-and-so's son coloured in his testicles with black marker pen?"

That is hilarious!!!!!!

SomethingkindaOod Fri 22-Nov-13 15:53:17

My neighbours little boy once coloured himself in with black felt tip stripes because he had decided to be a zebra that day [day]
It was his first day in school...

SomethingkindaOod Fri 22-Nov-13 15:53:43

grin rather...

Sparklymommy Fri 22-Nov-13 16:18:36

That is hilarious!

Having a dd who used to turn blue when she was a baby (lips, hand, feet, tongue) I thought this was going to be a raynards thread.

Happily mistaken!

Your mil is being unreasonable by the way.

Abrahamlincolnsghost Fri 22-Nov-13 17:00:25

Have u tried eye make up remover?

DisgraceToTheYChromosome Fri 22-Nov-13 19:15:16

I have a blue haired 17 year old.

VikingLady Fri 22-Nov-13 23:49:15

DH creosoted himself one summer when he was 10. Top to bottom.

His dad was livid . There wasn't enough left for the fence. grin

Xochiquetzal Sat 23-Nov-13 02:21:12

lol DD once dyed herself green with help/encouragement from DS and my then 12 year old sister. They were making green icing for a Halloween cake at my mums, DD came through completely green cackling in just her knickers and a funnel on her head. It took days to wash off completely, luckily play-school thought it was hilarious.

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