What would inspire an otherwise mostly reasonable four-year-old to DRAW all over my kitchen cabinets, the dining room table, the wall and the glass containers we keep cereal in? WHAT, I ASK YOU?

She knows better.

Must control my frustration before it becomes anger.

Is it reasonable to just abolish all markers until the end of time?

In other news, my youngest child looks like she has the pox. Some bug crawled across the left side of her face last night and left a neat little row of bites. It also made a pit stop on her right arm. Poor monkey.

The good news? I managed to force Anya's hair into a set of teeny-tiny braids. Pictures forthcoming.