A North-Lanarkshire, 18-old month toddler, destined to become a famous painter, has caused his mum some grief after deciding to paint her carpet instead of a canvas mum gave him to practice with!
The toddler, still in his nappies, showed an aptitude for the arts while eating spaghetti, and fiddling with it with his fingers. His dad thought he was a budding "Dali Like" genius because he was convinced the spaghetti looked like a Picasso whilst strewn all over the table, and the boy's cheeks!
So, in their wisdom, mum and dad purchased the toddler a huge canvas to practice on. However, they forgot to remove their expensive, black carpet from the hallway after giving Jacob a pot of white paint, opened by grandma, who was invited round to observe her grandson prodigy paint his first masterpiece!
Jacob, excited, grabbed the paintbrush, rushed over to the pot of paint, dipped it in hoping to do a "Jason Pollock abstract special," but his nappy got stuck on the pot and the thing tipped over covering not only the canvas, but mum's 1000 quid carpet too.
Sadly, the expensive carpet cannot be saved, but Jacob has promised mum and dad, when he becomes famous, he'll buy them a new carpet! In the interim, mum and dad have organised a workshop in the garden shed, with a concrete floor, and a potty in the corner...