Chefs and Sharpies…two words that go hand in hand.
Rarely will you find a chef without a Sharpie in their pocket, or at least near by.
I get it. They label things all the time and ask us to do the same at home, right????
Leaving Sharpies around the house and car isn’t that big of a deal unless one goes through the wash and the cap falls off (UGH!!!) or unless you have small children!
Our kids (12, 8 and 7) think a black sharpie is just like a regular washable Crayola black marker. I’m constantly scrubbing it off the table in our office and reminding them to please, JUST USE A REGULAR MARKER!
I received an email from a fellow chef wife the other day and laughed so hard because I could totally picture the scenario happening in our home when my kids were a little younger! See if you can relate.
“I took a nap with my newborn this afternoon while my 4 year old entertained herself in the living room. Upon waking up I heard her in the bathroom running the faucet for what seemed like forever. I asked what she was up to she said, “I’m washing my arm to get pen off.” No big deal, I thought as I laid in bed.
When I got out of bed I realized it was black sharpie not a pen! MY CHEF/HUSBAND’S BOX OF BLACK SHARPIES …. can you relate?!
Do all us chef wives have black sharpies all over the house?!?! 😫”
I asked her if the Sharpie came off and a few days later she replied…
“The sharpie did come off. Thanks for asking.For future reference, lol, I filled the bath with blue dawn dish soap and created bubbles for my 4 year old to play with/soak it.By the time bath time was done all the sharpie was off of her. Thank goodness!Can you imagine having to explain Sharpie on her body to her school teachers?!”