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#1 Bodacious Prime

Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:42 PM

A couple of people mentioned in the "disappearing presents" thread that their kids never draw on walls. REALLY???
To me that would be a dream come true. My children are all young Picassos with no surface safe. The oldest has ADHD and with little impulse control, she still does it, the middle child, thankfully has finally learned not to do it and my youngest is prolific. He was doing it from the moment he could hold a pen/crayon/texta/pencil/whatever.
Writing implements are strictly controlled in my house as a result. We have drawing sessions at the kitchen table where I hover and make sure that no pencils are spirited away. My oldest is given a pen to write in her diary at night and then I retrieve the pen at lights out lest it fall into 1yr old hands. But the little buggers still manage to sniff them out. My passage and a brand new blanket box currently showcase an extensive work by the youngest artist. That's a job for me this afternoon.
Please tell me I'm not the only one.

#2 ~Supernova~

Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:46 PM

My DD never has...my DS...I have NO doubt that he will, he's a right little terror lol

#3 eachschoolholidays

Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:47 PM

My children have never (touch wood) drawn on the walls. Couches on the other hand....

#4 akkiandmalli

Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:47 PM

you are so not the only one.. i am currently having lunch from painting the house from DD artwork!


i find something you have said interesting though your oldest has ADHD and little impulse control is there anything else she cant resist??? my DD sometimes does things and cant explain why she does it like she has no control even though she knows its wrong...

#5 SeaPrincess

Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:48 PM

Mine don't draw on walls, but they do draw on themselves, the floor and the furniture. Non-washable writing implements are quickly evicted from our house!

#6 papilio

Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

Not on walls, but bookcases and, as I just discovered, beds!

#7 Romeo Void

Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

Luckily only a handful of times thank god.  Considering how much DD loves drawing and craft it's nothing short of a miracle.  We did however go through a year long phase of DD drawing on windows with spit.  That was fun...not.

#8 Chazonator

Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

nope my 2 older boys love drawing on walls or even the tv if you arnt watching so we have kinda banned any writing utencils for kids unless they are being monitored by either myself or hubby and they are pretty good if we sit drawing with them. i guess with age i hope they get better and realize drawing is for paper and not the walls etc.
my hubby loves saying we cant have anything good cause the boys will wreck it and maybe one day when they're 20 we might get something nice!

Edited by Chazonator, 27 December 2012 - 12:50 PM.


#9 farfaraway

Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

Sorry, can't help you there. Mine don't and never have. Frankly, I'd be extremely peeved if they did.

#10 item

Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:51 PM

I celebrated the first time my son drew on our walls!  He is on the autism spectrum and I am delighted when he does typical, age appropriate stuff :-)

#11 katbalou

Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:52 PM

All 3 of my kids have drawn on the walls, up the age of about 4.  They have always gotten into strife over it, but I thought it was just one of those things.  Crayons are the worst (apart from permanent marker, obviously), because they are so hard to get off.

#12 busy_bee

Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:54 PM

I was , THAT CHILD, that drew all over walls.

My DS now has my old childhood wardrobe in his room.....there is blue crayon on the inside walls ... as I used to hide in the cupboard and draw on the inside cupboard walls too!

ETA - I think I turned out ok though

Edited by busy_bee, 27 December 2012 - 12:55 PM.


#13 lamarque

Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:55 PM

DS drew a little bit on the walls in the garage which I was happy to leave as he's almost 10 now and embarrassed by his 'little boy' scribble.  

I wasn't so impressed to find him keeping cricket score on the outside of my house a few months ago - with permanent marker.  Hair spray got rid of it but took some paint with it unfortunately.

DD has never drawn on walls but she likes to draw over her toys etc.

#14 Mummzy

Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:55 PM

My boys have never drawn on anything but colouring books or paper. If they are at the table sometimes they accidentally go off the page. They are 4 and nearly 2.

I can trust my 4 year old on his own with basically anything.
My 2 year old, needs supervision with a few things, as he like to destroy things or pull things apart.

#15 choccy2

Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:56 PM

Neither of my kids ever did and if they had they would have been in MAJOR trouble.

but then they do not have ASD either.

Edited by choccy2, 27 December 2012 - 12:58 PM.


#16 LittleMissPink

Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:56 PM

My oldest never did draw on walls....however she did colour in every available space on her body more than once!

#17 ComradeBob

Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:58 PM

DD has once or twice, but after making her help me clean it off, she decided that it was easier to just draw on paper.

We also get those big buckets of giant chalk from Lincraft so if she decides she wants a big canvas, I point her in the direction of the chalk and the driveway, and let her go for it there.

#18 Floral Arrangement

Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

Yes ALL 5 of mine have artistically, in their eyes, added to our interior decoration.

#19 marnie27

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:02 PM

My DS freaks out if he accidentally draws off the edge of the paper, there's no way he'd draw on walls or anything else. He was given bath crayons and refused to use them, crying "you don't draw on the bath mummy!"

My DD on the other hand.... Nothing yet but it's only a matter of time!

#20 snuffles

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:02 PM

My eldest did.  She drew on the kitchen cupboards in permanent black texta.  We were renting at the time, she was about three I think.

After she saw scary crazy mad mummy she never did it again, and the boys surprisingly never tried it either.


#21 akkiandmalli

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:03 PM

QUOTE (FloralArrangement @ 27/12/2012, 01:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes ALL 5 of mine have artistically, in their eyes, added to our interior decoration.


did your children date there work as well??? unsure.gif DD dated her work!!
did make it easier to tell her off each time... i made her try and clean it up after school one day for a few hours she soon realised it didnt come off!!

#22 Maple Leaf

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:03 PM

Nothing on the walls, but the dining room table and the tile floor held a certain appeal!


#23 baddmammajamma

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:07 PM

My kids are both very artistic and very "out of the box" creative types. If left to their own devices, I imagine that they would write on walls/furniture, so we have pretty tight rules about that inside our house.

HOWEVER, we have this storage room off the back of our house where I give them free reign. They & their friends are allowed to paint and draw on the walls, as long as there's no profanity. I repaint the walls periodically.

As you can imagine, it is THE biggest hit in our house. Their friends love it. Here is a recent effort from a bunch of 6/7 year olds (ode to poo):







#24 ~chiquita~

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

QUOTE
I celebrated the first time my son drew on our walls!  He is on the   autism spectrum and I am delighted when he does typical, age appropriate   stuff :-)

Similar to this, DS has development delays so I've spent lots of time trying to interest him and encourage him to draw. I was quite thrilled yet horrified to walk into the kitchen last month and find the dishwasher covered in scribble. He was so proud of himself too and kept showing me his artwork. I praised him first then sternly said 'not on dishwasher, on paper'. Very uncomfortable for me. sh*te. sad.gif

We're renting, so this is a huge fear of mine and all drawing and painting will be supervised in future. Luckily it wiped right off.

QUOTE
As you can imagine, it is THE biggest hit in our house. Their friends love it. Here is a recent effort from a bunch of 6/7 year olds (ode to poo):


BMJ - that is awesome poo. We as kids were also allowed to paint on the back of the fibro garage - we had a great time!

Edited by ~chiquita~, 27 December 2012 - 01:12 PM.


#25 Meagan

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:13 PM

My oldest never did. The other 2 on the other hand....... Dd is now almost 9 and I'm still finding things.  Mr5 drew with black texta, on his cream carpet, naughts & crosses a month ago.




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