FFftPP: Creative Little Minds

Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner

Jason scribbled happily on the walls. His next target was the sofa and when Mama came downstairs, she saw him putting the finishing touches with his fire-engine, the wheels soaked in red paint, tracing tracks across the Persian Carpet.

Aghast, she opened her mouth to reprimand him, but Jason quickly interrupted, “Don’t worry Mama, you can clean it in a minute! No! A second! Just like that nice lady on TV!”

He was talking about the advertisements he’d seen on the cartoon channel, in which the kids would mess up the entire room with paint splashes and doodles and the parent was seen calmly removing the stains, ending with the walls and upholstery blemish free.

Mama raised her eyebrows.

Jason was then directed to do the same as that nice lady and was provided with the appropriate tools.

Ten minutes of scrubbing later, with a lot of grunts and groans, Jason admitted defeat.

“But it looked so easy on TV,” he said sorrowfully.

“Nothing is ever easy as it seems, dear,” said Mama. “I hope you’ll remember that from now on!”

She surveyed his creativity and sighed, no, nothing was ever easy, especially when you had a five year old!


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21 Responses to FFftPP: Creative Little Minds

  1. Sonya says:

    Amen to that. Mind you, mine hasn’t redecorated anything so far… But yes, not believing what the ads tell you, that’s a valuable lesson. Great story 🙂

  2. Jenn says:

    How dare mom demand Jason remove his masterpiece? So funny. I love it.

  3. My kids once drew creative patterns on my brothers dashboard in his work vehicle, he didn’t see the artistic worth in any way……just a lot of scrubbing…..

  4. jademwong says:

    Haha, kids. So innocent, you just can’t help but love them. Sweet funny story!

  5. athling2001 says:

    Funny and so true. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Kids believe just about everything they see on television. This story shows that beautifully. I think that is one smart mama to have her son scrub his “artwork.” It’s a good lesson for “Don’t believe everything you hear.” Great story!

  7. mandibelle16 says:

    Wow Mom stayed pretty calm, considering even though her kid was made to clean, as a five year old he probably wouldn’t do well cleaning. Meaning, Mom probably has some work ahead of her.
    Great story.

  8. The Voice says:

    So true. Nothing challenges like a child. Good lesson for Jason to learn. Nice story!

  9. To children, walls look like the perfect space to create. Very nice story!

  10. rogershipp says:

    This one cracked me up! The kid is WAY TOO SMART!

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