All parents know that kids say and do the darndest things, and sometimes the best course of action is to laugh it off. Or to memorialize the fruits of their shenanigans for all the world — or at least the Twitterverse — to enjoy. That's the approach that the parents who literally framed their kids' wall doodle took recently, and the result could not have been more fun or delightful. Yes, their 6-year-old son did flagrantly deface the wall of their home with his pint-sized graffiti, but treating it like it belongs in a museum is a much, much better reaction than a mere timeout, that's for sure.
It all started when Toronto parents Eric and Kim Massicotte left their two young sons to their own devices for a hot sec one recent morning as they hurriedly got ready to get their butts out the door for the day, according to BuzzFeed News. That's when 6-year-old Ryan seized the opportunity to show his little brother, Peter, 4, how to draw a house. And in the way of 6-year-olds, he opted to do that not on a piece of paper, but on the actual wall of his family's actual home. The boys knew they were in trouble when their parents caught them redhanded. But, instead of the story ending with a stern talking-to and Mom and Dad frantically scrubbing the wall clean, a viral phenomenon was born.
When Eric returned home that evening, she found that his wife had come up with an ingenious, hilarious answer to their son's reckless act of vandalism. She had enshrined the green marker doodle in a small frame, and even added an accompanying description of the piece just like you might find in an art museum. Yep, she basically turned their home into the Lourve, and little Ryan is clearly his family's own Vincent van Gogh.
Here's how Kim described the artwork in her makeshift art display:
Interrupted House, 2017. Marker on latex paint. Gifted to his parents, by surprise. Nov 13th.
It was so perfect that Eric couldn't help but to tweet out photos of the entire situation. "Your kids are going to do things they shouldn’t," he wrote. "It helps if you married someone with a sense of humour." He posted the tweet just after 7 p.m. on Monday, and it has garnered more than 100,000 retweets and nearly 270,000 faves as of Thursday evening.
And plenty of the commenters were quick to chime in with pics of their own kids' less-than-ideally-placed art:
It seems as though Ryan and Peter get into plenty of weirdness around the house in addition to the now-famous house drawing. On Halloween, Kim tweeted an... interesting pic of what appears to be a skeleton wearing underwear and a shirt laid out on a rug and wielding a chain. "Came home to this anatomy lesson today," she wrote alongside the creepy, strange image. "Done by 4 yr old.
#ShouldIBeWorried #SurgFamily #FFS #HappyHalloween"
Hey, you never know. Little Ryan and Peter could be two of the innovative and creative geniuses of our time in the making. So, luckily their parents are keeping a record of their early dabblings. One day, Interrupted House may be worth millions, and the rest of us will be able to say that, yes, we were there when one of the artist's earliest works made it to the mainstream in the form of a wildly popular tweet. Or, you know, the whole thing could just end up as a funny and cute family memory as he boys grow and, presumably, stop drawing on walls. But, honestly, I hope these masterpieces keep coming.
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