A Leti and DMK Collaborative Production
Your ten year old son, Peter, is a great kid but he tends to be very playful and gets dirty easily. That is typically OK but today you are hosting a birthday party for your mother. The entire house has been thoroughly cleaned and decorated for the party. You waited until the last possible moment to get Peter and his little brother cleaned and dressed.
Peter then announces to you, "I'm gonna make Grandma a present!" The statement only half resonates with you as you have your mind on last minute details for the party. Your mother and guests are due to arrive within the half hour. You tell Peter, "That's nice, Honey, she will love it." Peter goes on off to his room. In short order you hear your younger son, Peter's little three year old brother, laughing and cackling from Peter's room. You go to check and find Peter like this:
In addition to Peter's condition, you see your three year old son is also covered in paint. Both boys are beaming and show you poster boards with "pictures" on them. Peter announces, "We painted pictures for Grandma's birthday! Phillip made one too and so did Bouncer!"
In announcing the name of your new puppy, Peter holds up another poster covered in colorful dog footprints. "I just painted his feet and let him walk around on it." Your eyes then meet a trail of colorful paw prints on the floor as Bouncer has scampered on off to the rest of the house.
Your mother and guests are due any minute. You have a painted puppy running free in the house. You have two sons who are no longer resembling anything clean and Peter's floor is a painted mess along with anything that Peter or Phillip have touched. However, your mother now has three very cute pieces of art as a birthday gift.
A few things to note: Your mother adores her grandsons and is not a stuck-up snooty type. She is fun loving herself and will cherish the art work. The paint will wash off of kids (and puppies) but often leaves stains on fabrics and soft surfaces. Peter is very proud of his, Phillip's and Bouncer's accomplishments. You and your spouse have worked all morning to get and keep the house and the boys (and the dog) clean. You want this to be a perfect and memorable day for your mother.
The door bell rings!
What is going to happen now?