The law of children and felt-tipped markers is simple. Any child left alone with said black marker is destined to leave traces of it on: 1) any white clothing in the vicinity, 2) the furniture, or 3) someone’s face. For this, I thank the inventors of washable markers from the bottom of my heart. They are the real heroes of our civilization. I am also feeling like a hero these days for giving my kids Eggo waffles — now made without artificial flavors. If we could just discontinue permanent markers worldwide, my day would be complete.