Last Monday, June 28, Louisa Jackson had arranged to help out her daughter, Amy, by taking her granddaughter to school.
The grandmother, who has three other grandchildren, was helping young Phoebe get ready in the morning so they could leave the house.
She sent the six-year-old schoolgirl to brush her teeth, but when she game downstairs, she had more than just her pearly whites to show off.
Her gran, 59, was shocked to see that the little one had managed to get her hands on a permanent marker pen while upstairs and had decided to draw on thick black eyebrows, leaving her “looking like Groucho Marx”.
Louisa claims to have spent 10 whole minutes trying to get the pen off Phoebe’s face, with no luck.
Eventually, she managed to get the worst of it off with baby oil and some cotton wool, but despite her best efforts, the child still had a “grubby” mark on her face.
So the grandmother decided to write a note for Phoebe’s teacher, explaining what had happened.
She’s also vowed to keep the pens away from the youngster in future – as she’s also previously painted herself red in a bid to look like the crab from The Little Mermaid.
Louisa, from Bexley, Kent, said: “When I looked at her I just thought she looked just like Groucho Marx.
“When I was small I used to go to the Saturday morning pictures and they used to show the Marx Brothers films.
“I thought it was Amy’s mascara to start with, which is easy to take off. So I just got baby wipes and wiped it and nothing happened.
“I said to Phoebe ‘why have you got Mummy’s make-up on?’ and she said ‘it’s not, it’s pen’.
“I realised it was permanent marker when it wouldn’t budge. I was scrubbing them for ten minutes, then poured baby oil on some cotton wool and that’s when it started to come off, but it was still pretty dark.”
She continued: “She just loves make-up and obviously she just decided that she wanted eyebrows that day.
“Phoebe had to go to school with a smudge on her face so I put a note in her book bag.
“I wrote ‘I’m sorry if Phoebe’s face looks a bit grubby but she drew eyebrows on with a permanent marker and I’ve done my best to take it off.
“We’ll definitely make sure permanent markers are out of her reach in future.
“As she’s getting bigger she can reach more things and you don’t realise what she can reach until something like this happens.”
Finding the whole thing hilarious later on, Louisa shared her “grandma fail” on Facebook.
“My only mission was [to] have her overnight, get her to school on time Monday morning.
“Mission complete but I have yet to tell mummy I sent her up to brush her teeth and she came down [with] permanent marker eyebrows.
“Got most of it off with wipes and baby oil but had to put a note for the teacher in her book bag as she still looks a little bit like Groucho Marx.”
Fellow social media users were tickled by the picture and joked that they saw eyebrows like this on women on night’s out.
One replied: “To be fair I’ve seen actual adults draw their eyebrows on like that and go out on a Saturday night.”
Another wrote: “Better than some of the brows I see today.”