For those of you parents who've ever experienced permanant marker-itis (another disease we are battling around here), I got a very, very handy tip at church on Sunday. Apparently, Susan (the tip giver) and I were the only people in this greater area who did not know that you can remove permanent marker with ALCOHOL.
So, off I headed to pick up a bottle of alcohol to test this theory. RUBBING alcohol. *smile*
Armed with cotton pads and alcohol, I attacked the hot pink Princess chair that had been colored ALL over with BLUE permanent marker. It is a very slow process -- mainly because there is SO much of it -- but it does come out. I suspect all of it might not come out due to the fact that it has set for a while and there's just SO MUCH of it (did I mention there was a lot??).
We have now hidden the permanent markers from both Ellie AND Daddy as this happened on Daddy's watch. *smile* We won't mention what happens on my watch.
I now have two shirts I need to try to tackle cleaning as well.