Let’s just start with this, because sometimes a picture is worth far more than words.
Yeah. Little boys + face paint + innocent looks = a case of whodunit.
“Who’s idea was this?” Dad asked.
Cue cute-lip face and shrug to see if that defers Dad’s question.
Nope, Dad goes unfazed.
“Did you think this was a good idea?” Dad pressed.
Continue blank look and shake head earnestly and prepare oneself for the next question
“Who got the paint out?”
This says it all.
Now Dad knew the paint wasn’t in an easily accessible location, so how did the brother get to contraband art supply?
After a mute demonstration with his hands, the older brother (the one in the blue shirt) finally found his voice and explained that the younger built a set of stairs out of blocks.
Onward to potential punishments.
“Do you think you guys should have time outs?”
No, definitely not. The older brother shook his head with the younger taking the hint to follow suit.
“Do you think I should not give you guys any more juice?”
Head shake again with a long stare at the younger brother to get him to show his solidarity that this too was an unacceptable punishment for their crime.
With two camouflaged faces looking at him, eyes appearing as innocent as possible (except for the younger one who has a harder time hiding his guilt), Dad lost it.
Oh, he’s laughing? Try laughing too.
Wait. Stop. Too soon, too soon.
The expressions of the boys only get better from here, if you can believe it. Watch the video that shows one of the paradoxical moments of being a parent where anger, disappointment and humor find themselves all wrapped up into one situation:
While it’s clear these boys are in “big trouble,” what’s unclear is where this video was first posted. The version on YouTube seems to be a repost from somewhere else and we were not able to track down the original source yet.