"What is funny?" asks one little boy with paint all over his face while his Dad tries to impress the seriousness of the mess he and his brother made — without laughing.
Every child at some point will make "the big mess." It's easy to lose your cool when that happens, but instead of throwing your own parent tantrum, take a deep breath and see the humor in the situation. Remember, making a mess is a sign your kids are using their minds to do their own thinking, imagining and problem solving. No one ever ruined the furniture simply watching TV.