Sunday, July 1, 2012

6-29-12 Another Pair of Swim Trunks Bite the Dust

I have this shelf that I picked up for $3.99 and a bottle of spray paint that has been begging me to use it and get the shelf on the wall.  I finally took the boys outside to play today and set up a painting station (a couple of 2x4s on the grass). 

I sprayed the bottom of the shelf first and as I was ending the first (rather thick) coat, I was at the end of the can! 

We were all pretty hot so we played in the hose while I waited for the shelf to dry.  When I went back to the shelf there was a large section in the middle of it where the paint has been wiped away.  This baffled me.  And I wondered out loud, “How did the paint get wiped off?” 

Max answered, “I don’t know.”  So, I asked if he had sat on the shelf. 

“No,” Max claimed.

Then I told him to turn around.  The evidence was all over the seat of his swim trunks.  Brown paint all over the back of them.  I didn’t even try to wash it out.  I know when I’m going to spend a lot of time on a fight and not win the battle.

It started to rain so I ran my shelf to shelter and convinced the boys they should go inside too.   

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