My kitchen table is exactly two and a half steps away from the countertop. Not long ago, Short Stuff and I were sitting at said table. I was finishing a cup of coffee and he was drawing pictures with washable markers. I finished my coffee and got up to set the cup on the counter.
Two and a half steps.
One one thousand, two one thousand aaaaand turn around.
And in that amount of time, this happened:
I looked at my little Picasso and asked "Jacob, what did you DO???"
"I color mah FACE!" (thinks a minute) "It a snake."
And with that we learned the next Life Lesson. Washable markers? Not. so. much.