If you’ve been following my blog over the last couple of years, you will know that Amy has always been a messy pup. As soon as she learned to hold things, she used them to create havoc. Dinner turned into what we lovingly call the broccoli massacre and a simple afternoon of colouring resulted in rainbow-coloured vomit all over the kitchen floor – Amy had taken a liking to her crayons and bitten chunks off of them.
Once she started walking, Amy’s interest quickly shifted from crayons to Sudocrem and paint. At first, she only smeared it around her mouth or on the table, then she took it to a whole new level…
In a quiet moment, she grabbed a pot of red finger paint and gave our bedroom a little makeover. I can laugh about it now, but I was absolutely devastated when I found her in our bedroom, covered in paint and with a proud smile on her little face. There was red pain everywhere. On the walls, on the doors – it looked like a murder scene and there was no way of getting the paint off the wall. We scrubbed and scrubbed and in the end, we painted the room not once, not twice but 6 times to cover her colourful masterpieces. Chocolate smeared faces I can live with, unwanted wall paintings however not so much.
The mess however that got Amy the most giggles from my friends and family was her African tribal painting. While ‘peacefully’ playing in her bedroom, she must have climbed onto the top shelf of her wardrobe where I stored her toiletries and her Sudocrem, and ehm discovered the healing benefits of nappy cream.
She looked hilarious, but admittedly, she almost scared me to death when she stood on top of the stairs with the face of a ghost.
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