Crayons: Instruments of Destruction

So my son has made some progress over the last month regarding his behavior. Some refreshing changes include his ability to understand what he did wrong. He seems to understand instructions a little better. He also cleans up after himself pretty well. However when there are days when he seems to regress, these new found advancements in progress just become coal to the burning fire of fury that overcomes my husband and I. We get all the more angry because now that we know that he knows what he is doing is wrong and chooses to do it anyway.

As I have stated before, generally I thought of myself a a happy, even keeled person, with a normal sense of judgement... and then enter Joey. My 3 year old son makes me question everything I ever knew about myself. Before him, I never questioned my sanity. I know its a 2 steps forward, one step back process so maybe I get frustrated because I am expecting too much? Maybe the Korean mother in me is expecting him to be more than he can be as a rambunctious crazy 3 year old boy. I don't know what it is. But this past weekend was bad.

My kids are going through a crayola phase, where they grab crayons and color everything!

So then we come home after church and while my husband and I trying to put Kaitlyn to sleep we come into the living room to find he has done this.....


He drew all over the livingroom floor! Fortunately it was done with crayon so we were eventually able to wipe it off. My husband and I were already tired from the week/day so this just pushed us over to the edge. Our house became a screaming crying frenzie, replete with spankings and emotional breakdowns (by me). We both calm ourselves, I go to the kitchen to make the kids a snack and I come out again and viola! He drew all over the coffee table!!

At first I was furious but to make it worse he was upset that I was wiping the coffee table, erasing his "work" as if he is Banksy and his vandalism should be regarded as canonical works of art. Well it was time for blow up number 2.  Agh. I've decided crayons are instruments of destruction. This was the tipping point for us after all week of this...


 Can you see where our kids drew all over our futon?

Our TV..


Don't get me started on files they grab from Joe's desk!

Earlier that day I took a picture of him but didn't notice he was holding the crayon! I should have known he was up to no good.



So I've hidden the crayons hoping they can never ever touch a crayon in my house again! Hopefully there will be more progress with my son when less crayons are in the picture...

Then we went to toys r us the other day and immediately Kaitlyn grabs this...







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