When you give a child a crayon you release a beast that may come back to bite you, as the parents of these children discovered. Children’s honesty blast forth in the most humorous ways when they watch over our shoulders and listen to our rants without knowing what all the fuss is about. Suddenly their artwork leaves us the ones with red faces as teachers call us to their office for a serious discussion about appropriate behavior. Of course, we try our best to keep a straight face as we talk to the teacher before going home to hide our face in shame.
Next time you leave out your magazines, or prepare to unleash some colorful language, just remember those words may become your child’s next masterpiece.