This afternoon I sent Michael to his room for quiet time. He asked if he could take the book of letters and numbers he was working on, which required the use of a dry erase marker. I told him he could, but to be careful not to get any marker on the carpet.
Technically, he was obedient -- he didn't get any marker on the floor.
He even "painted" his toenails.
Memo to self: make sure you close all the loopholes before releasing a marker to the custody of a four-year-old.
Project Tattoo Removal will commence at 1500 hours.