Mommy Reality Challenge: Moment of Trouble

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I’m assuming we’ve all had those moments.  You know, the ones where we are so caught off guard by finding our kids getting into some serious mischief, that we can’t even find the words to tell them to “Stop!”  The only thing we can do is just stutter a little bit, sigh and shake our heads, and then whip out our camera to take a picture of the ridiculousness…

And that is what this weeks Mommy Reality Challenge, a “Moment of Trouble,” is all about!

The moms from A Lavender Life, Jenerally Informed, and Leapfrog and Lipgloss are asking mommies in this challenge to share pictures they took when they caught their child in a “Moment of Trouble.”

Well shoot, I’ve had plenty of those!  In fact, I have an entire album on my personal Facebook page entitled “Mischief.”  It’s slightly humorous when it happens, and it’s even funnier looking at the photos later.

Tonight, I had another one of those moments…

The girls were at the kitchen table coloring with their Do A Dot Markers .  It can get a little messy because Violet likes to color the same spot for a very long time, causing a lot of ink puddles on her paper.  Then it gets on her hands, which she might wipe on her shirt…

That is nothing new.  I can totally handle that.

But today, I was changing Will’s diaper, and when I brought him back in the kitchen, I discovered Violet doing this:

Yup.  She’s just applying a Do A Dot Marker as clown make-up.  Awesome.

Of course, I just stuttered, “What in the world?!?” and took that picture before I stopped her. 🙂

And before I started wiping her face off, I had to snap another pic of her handiwork!

What do you think?  Is Ringling Bros hiring make-up artists?!?! 🙂

This is just one of those moments where it’s hard to be mad because it’s just so silly!

I could probably write at least 100 more posts for this challenge.  But for this week, my Mommy Reality Moment of Trouble = Violet being caught with Do A Dot Marker on her face. 🙂

Click here to see my Mommy Reality from last week!

What Moment of Trouble have you caught your child in?  Leave me a comment and let me know!

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Carolyn Jennings

#mommyreality at its best! I don't know how I missed seeing this one before! Did you link it up with us? Love it! Who knew messy could look so cute!

Sarah @

Thanks! Yeah, I linked it up, but I was way at the end. I procrastinated on writing this post until the link-up was almost over! 🙂 Thanks again for reading!

Mary Fletcher

Ha! I remember what it was like to have mine do their endearing little things. One of their favorites was filling their noses with beans or crackers.<br />Your story reminded me of working with a wonderful lady who had a son with a real heart problem. One morning she came down the stairs to find his lip and lip area blue. They rushed him to the hospital, of course. after a while at the hospital,

Sarah @

Oh. My. Gosh. That story is hilarious! At least that was what happened! I hope they realized it before they were admitted and didn't have to pay a doctor's bill. I'm sure that would have been a first for a doctor to diagnose a hickey! 🙂 Too funny!

Jennifer Humphries

Oh my goodness, the whole non-toxic label on markers means nothing until you have children and then you understand. Love this moment!

Sarah @

Ha! That is so true! I remember thinking way before I had kids, &quot;who cares if a marker is non-toxic, it's just going on paper…&quot; Now I get it. 🙂