Parents Eric and Kim told BuzzFeed News the solution even deterred their sons from pulling the stunt ever again because they learned “writing on the wall is no longer taboo.”
This is the Massicotte family from Toronto. Eric and Kim are parents to 6-year-old Ryan and 4-year-old Peter.
The parents told BuzzFeed News they have their kids draw or read every morning to get them “warmed up” (aka distracted) as they’re run around getting everything ready for the day.
On Monday, however, Ryan decided to show his little brother how to draw a house…using a wall as a canvas.
Eric said he and Kim were not paying attention for only a brief moment while packing backpacks for school.
When Kim discovered the drawing on their wall she screamed, “Oh my god! What are you doing?! Get away from the wall!”
Eric said the kids were hiding and knew they were in trouble, but everyone had to head out for the day.
After Eric picked the kids up from school, he came home to discover his wife had a creative and hilarious solution to the uncommissioned and semi-permanent new art on their wall.
She decided to stick a frame over the drawing and include a very apt and professional artwork label.
“Interrupted House, 2017” is what she titled Ryan's work, with the label: “Marker on latex paint. Gifted to his parents, by surprise.”
Eric said he immediately started laughing when he saw what his wife had done, but the kids were very much “confused.”
“Although they knew not to do it again, because it's out there in full view in our home now,” he noted. “Writing on the wall is no longer taboo, so they are not interested in repeating it!”
The parents are keeping the museum display up for the foreseeable future. “It will stay in our house as a fun memory,” Eric said.
And apparently, Ryan was not very impressed with the experience of drawing on walls.
“Our son said he preferred paper anyway.”