"Mom! Buzz wrote on your white board with permanent marker!" Sighing deeply, I slowly walked down the steps wondering what I would find when I got to the kitchen. As I was walking, I tried to think about how I could remove whatever artwork my second born had done. Turing into the kitchen I could see Buzz frantically rubbing our calendar trying to remove the ink.
"I am so sorry mom! I didn't know it was a permanent marker. I was just trying to write up some numbers for next month."
After examining what he had done, I was pretty sure I could remove the graffiti. I grabbed one of the dry erase pens from my drawer and handed it to Buzz.
"Just color over what you did with this. Completely cover it." Looking at me like I had lost my mind Buzz said, "OOOKAAAY".
After he had completed this step I handed him a dry paper towel.
"Try wiping everything off now."
As he wiped I could hear him sigh with relief. This little trick had worked.
After repeating this step, you can't even tell the permanent marker was there. (We also tried a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, but it just smeared the ink but didn't remove it all.) Buzz has learned his lesson, and I picked up a new trick!