Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Artistic Interpretation: Inside the Mind of a Criminal

Time stamp: Monday afternoon

Circumstances: Mommy left kitchen and went upstairs for one BRIEF second to tend to Ollie. Henry was left downstairs with a red crayon and specific instructions to continue coloring only on the coloring book in front of him.

Crime Scene Evidence:
Crime scene 1

Crime Scene 2

Interview with the accused:
{Let me apologize up front for the Blair Witch Project-type shakiness of this video. I was trying to pin down my suspect.}


Interview with the Accused from The Other Mama on Vimeo.

And the jury says?
Guilty!
Or too cute to be guilty?

You decide.

33 comments:

Rachel @ CrazyTown said...

Oh my! I think guilty but too cute to prosecute!!

Tami said...

I say, confession cleanses the soul of the offender... and chubby cheeks warm the soul of the prosecutor...so call it a day and give that boy a hug from me! (ya..I know he doesn't know me, but give that boy a hug FOR me! He's so darn cute!!!)

The Incredible Shrinking Woman said...

Sounds more like he was trying to pin the blame on you. A mastermind in the making to be sure. Therefore..."HILLARY! Lay off drawing on the cabinets!!! I know how much you enjoy it, but it's just not fitting!"

That video is adorable. You were so calm! Did you count to 10 before you wrote this? lol

LauraLee Shaw said...

You are wayyyyyyyyy too calm about this. Wowzer, girlfriend! Love your attitude!

Lisa said...

Too cute to be guilty!

Rachel Olsen said...

I think he was caught red (crayon) handed. He should be charged with impersonating a Sears cabinet refacing technician.

But then, what jury is going to throw the (coloring) book at this cutie pie?

Dawn said...

so you have red crayoned cabinet doors... and i had purple crayon colored grout in my bathroom. it is the eyes that get you every time! my mad did last a bit longer though... never did get that completely out. i wonder if the people who bought the condo were mad when they saw the bathroom bath-mat free...

Stephanie B said...

I hear the Magic Eraser gets out *anything*. My child is too perfect to ever draw on cabinets, so I wouldn't know. (NOT! I know you've only seen my child wearing her very sweet at church personality, but lemme tell ya...) Hope the rest of your kitchen decor goes with red crayon. :-)

Especially Heather said...

Been there, done that.. but with permanent marker on my suede couches :)
-H

angelapea said...

Too Cute to be Guilty!

WD-40 and a soft cloth will remove crayon marks from cabinet doors. It will also remove melted crayon from the inside of the dryer. Better still, it can do magic and get the melted crayon out of the jean pocket that was IN said dryer!!

...ask me how I know, and I may tell you about the toad in the washing machine a few years back...

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

Wow - no remorse with that guy, huh? :) I particularly love how he said it's blue. Annalyn's first response when asked is PINK. She thinks everything is pink. What a girl.

Did a baby wipe or magic eraser get it off the cabinet??

amykat said...

Way too cute, Hillary. Just way cute. No other words. :)
I just wanted to squeeze his cheeks!

Jenny said...

He's just too cute to be overly guilty. And so honest. :) I love his blue dinosaur!

VanderbiltWife said...

He really is a mini-you, isn't he? Too cute.

I hope you have a good stock of Magic Erasers!

Jessie

Unreasonable Grace said...

too stinkin' cute! but obviously guilty. you are gonna have your hands full in about 15 years. the phone won't quit ringing. start praying for your future daughter-in-law NOW!
kim

Tara said...

Very cute...going along with the theme of this post I thought I would pass this along...I'm not sure if you read anything by John Rosemond, but a year ago I had a friend invite me to hear him speak in our home town. He said the following "2 year old children are the embodiment of all criminal and antisocial behavior". I was 7 months pregnant with my daughter at the time and began reading his books to get a head start on my little criminal!

mary bailey said...

Guilty as charged but too cute to pay the fine!

My son never drew on walls or cabinets but I have a Thomas the Tank sticker permanently affixed to my dining room table!

Susannah said...

Hmmmm, oh my goodness, your beautiful cabinets!!! But way too cute, I couldn't have gotten on to him!

Amy Kennedy said...

Oh he is way too cute to be mad with!! And so proud of his blue dinosaur. Good for you for being such a trooper too! Try the mr. clean magic eraser. It will take care of all the evidence!

Rebekah said...

Awww....how can you prosecute that? :)

Ms. Elaine said...

Way to cute to be guilty! Just clean with a Mr. Clean eraser and you will only have the video memory!

Becky said...

yeah, in my house they are guilty no matter how cute. cause cute is a given. they can't help the cute. they can help the distruction. but i'm mean. but that is ultra precious.

brooke said...

Oh my goodness!! That is hilarious! IT reminds me of the time my boys colored each others faces with a green marker. I mean COVERED!! They said they were monsters. I about died trying to get it off of them! You'll be so glad you got that on video!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Henry!!! You just didn't know you were coloring on the cabinet...did you?
However, when your mommie was 3 and did that to her bedroom furniture, she got a spanking!! and she had to help clean it up!! She was very sweet to you today---on camera--that is!! Love you so much, you don't need a spankin'!!
Kisses, GiGi

Amy said...

Incredibly cute, and very good at deflecting blame. He might grow up to be a lawyer! :) And boy are you calm!!

Lori said...

I love your accent! Great video - he's too cute to punish, I agree!

Lindsey said...

awesome! i have used many a magic eraser in my day. the walls by the kids table in the kitchen are just deemed "disgusting". and they might stay that way until they get old enough to paint:). and i concur, too cute!

Carrie said...

Notice how he never said that he wouldn't do it again? I think I may stock up on magic erasers if I were you! ;-)

Love that sweet boy!

The HoneaBees said...

I don't think I could have recorded my response to this crime! You must have patience or something else I need to learn about.

Kitty @ Four Little Toms and a Mom said...

Give it up. He's won. Hands down!

Michelle said...

I was dying laughing at this & tried to explain it to my husband because I was cracking up so much. I think my favorite was the second time you were trying to get him to say cabinet and he said "dinosaur!" LOL. Too funny. I hope that never happens in our house!

Donna said...

I am in love with this chubby-cheeked baby. And your kitchen is green so I think a "blue" dinosaur goes right along with it.

Holly Powers said...

Way too cute to be guilty :)

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