Sindi - posted on 05/27/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
My 4-year old has now painted our flat screens (one in the living room and the other in MY bedroom) with nail polish, not once, but 4 times! In addition he goes after the walls, carpet and once she even painted her brother while he was sleeping (not fun to remove). I have bought her the Crayola Wonder Paints and she still doesn't "get it". Today she used a stool to climb onto my desk and then reached the top shelf of a cabinet to get the fingernail polish. Spanking doesn't work. Cleaning up her mess doesn't work. Am I supposed to design a painting area for her?
Some might be asking where I am when this is happening. She does these things before 6am while I am sleeping or she gets up after I fall asleep (her brother was painted a bit before midnight). Is it that I am supposed to stay awake until she is asleep Try to wake around 5am before she wakes? HELP! I have run out of ideas!