Tuesday is Challenge Day! – The Parent of the Artist.


You said your son’s an artist?


And this is art?

Yes, he says we are now part of his installation.

For how long?

The month he says.


Yes for the length of the exhibition.

But I have a life.

So do I but he needs our help he says.

On all fours? A month?

He’s such a nice boy how could I say no?

What are we meant to be?

We’re illustrating the power and strength of parenthood.

Good grief!

It could be worse.


It could be two months.

We must have words with him!!


Written for: https://tobreatheistowrite.com/2016/07/05/tuesday-is-challenge-day/

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23 Responses to Tuesday is Challenge Day! – The Parent of the Artist.

  1. Shadeau says:

    Oh this one is 5-Star, Michael–I’ll probably include it in my August “monthly share”, if you don’t mind 🙂 I have to read it over and over because it sums up what good parents are all about…I just love this, it makes me happy 🙂

  2. JackieP says:

    Ha! Once again I will state…..I am so glad I didn’t have kids! 😉

  3. Has Lucas asked you to be part of any of his installations?

  4. Lyn says:

    That looks decidedly painful–even if the box is empty, my knees would give out after about 2.12 seconds (if that).

  5. Holly says:

    The things we do for love of our children 🙂

  6. wildchild47 says:

    Good thing this isn’t a real life tale! Sheesh! Great write though – and hysterical image!

  7. michael1148humphris says:

    Love this story about the burdens of parenthood.🙂

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