A mum sobbed for 10 minutes after her daughters ruined her newly renovated home by spilling black paint everywhere.
Kerry Jones was sleeping when her partner Callum, 23, came running into the bedroom to tell her that Lacie-Rae, four, and Eliza-Skye, two, had turned their bungalow in Clayton, Manchester, into a “project artistic”.
The 22-year-old grabbed her phone and filmed as she surveyed the damage, which saw black footprints covering the hallway and leading into the living room, where handprints were all over the wall.
Kerry, who posted the images on Facebook, said: “I didn’t even say anything.
“My mouth was just wide open and tears were streaming down my face. I was so shocked.
“I was like, ‘I have to record this before I lose my shit’.
“Callum was going crazy. He was just saying ‘look at the house’, but the girls were looking at us to tell us they hadn’t done anything wrong.”
Kerry estimates her daughters must have been at the board for about an hour and thinks her eldest came up with the idea of ”hand painting” after doing it at school.
They only moved into the house last October and have spent £4,000 redecorating since then – with all their hard work now in the water.
“The whole hallway was full of paint and footprints, the brand new £75 carpet was destroyed and all my throws are ruined,” Kerry added.
But while many parents would have yelled and yelled at the girls for their actions, Kerry isn’t like that.
“I was furious but they are children and they don’t understand so you can’t blame them,” she said.
“My kids are my life, so I wouldn’t yell and go crazy at them. I kept everything.
“Before posting the video on Facebook, I sat on my couch and cried for about 10 minutes, then realized my tears weren’t going to clean this up.
“Once we got the girls clean, we watched the videos and cried with laughter and the faces of the girls in it.
“Lacie-Rae sounded like he was saying ‘these are just our works of art, mom’.”
Kerry now plans to make a collage of family handprints to put on the wall of their restored brown living room to “remember the moment”.