When it comes to favourite pastimes of unsupervised children, drawing on the wall tops the list.
It’s hard to blame the kids, though. Drawing on walls, it seems, is some sort of primal human instinct—our early ancestors did it too, didn’t they? When we discovered those paintings hidden in caves, the world looked on in awe. So why shouldn’t parents feel the same when they discover some primitive art in their own caves (a.k.a. the living room)?
An age-by-age guide to disciplining your kidWell that’s what happened in the Massicotte house.
Dr. Eric Massicotte is a Toronto neurosurgeon who tweeted about how his wife turned their six-year-old son’s wall drawing into art. His son, who’s art name is now simply R.C. Massicotte, was apparently doodling a picture of a house on the wall behind the sofa when his mother caught him in the act.
However, instead of admonishing him, she took it in stride and decided to have a little fun. Adding a clear glass frame and a little title card, she turned his little doodle into real art (what is real art anyway?).
While this is a cute way to preserve a memory and foster her son’s creativity, the best part is the hilarious information she put onto the title card. Check out the third picture in the tweet for an up-close view.
Your kids are going to do things they shouldn’t. It helps if you married someone with a sense of humour. pic.twitter.com/VVTstejBJO
— Eric Massicotte (@DrMassicotte) November 14, 2017
Interrupted House is the perfect title for this doodle, since little R.C. was caught before he could finish colouring in the house’s facade. We especially love the blurb at the bottom that says “Gifted to his parents, by surprise. Nov. 13th.”
The tweet has since gone viral with almost 100k retweets and almost 250k comments at the time of writing. One comment in particular stands out with a fan of the tweet sharing the post with her partner. He then proceeds to give it an awesome—and rather insightful—art critique. Check it out below.
— ليلى (@laylainlalaland) November 15, 2017
This positive reaction to Dr. Massicotte’s son’s art will surely encourage him to continue pursuing it, but hopefully next time he wants to draw something, he does so on an actual canvas (or a piece of paper, at least!).