I’ve just found this photo. One time – my youngest son had a mate for a stop over.
He said “mum, we’re bored.”
I responded, “paint the carpet if you want to.”
So … they did. Both boys have gone on to do very well in life. They kept the same signature they found with paint that day. I’m eternally proud.
There’s no such thing as naughty children. Let them be art.