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

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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?

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.

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

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

I have a blue haired 17 year old.

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

Have u tried eye make up remover?

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.

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

grin rather...

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...

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!!!!!!

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

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

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

QuintessentialShadows Fri 22-Nov-13 14:50:42

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!

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.

Littlegreyauditor Fri 22-Nov-13 14:21:30

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

...and i'll be singing it all day now 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 11:49:02

Tits .... Juice beat me to it grin

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

....and you HAVE to have this blaring from your speakers

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?

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

Is that you HoneyDragon?

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....

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

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

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