Could you put these faces in time out?
One of the hardest parts of parenting is teaching your kids how to behave without laughing hysterically at whatever weird shit they did. Once they know you secretly think the whole thing is funny (or you're laughing because otherwise you'll cry at how much damage they did to your couch), you're done for.
This poor dad had the monumental task of looking at two very serious little purple and green faces and deciding how he would punish them for being so adorable. You can hear him struggling to Make This A Teachable Moment by suggesting a time out and no juice treat before bed. But it's pretty obvious from the way his voice is cracking that he just wants to get covered up to his nostrils in paint right along with them.
Maybe instead of teaching our kids to behave, we should teach them how to keep a straight face. Perhaps then our grandchildren will stop getting paint everywhere.
(by Shira Rachel Danan)