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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?

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.

RevengeWiggle Fri 22-Nov-13 10:50:37

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.

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