Let these pictures be a light-hearted warning to anyone who thinks parenting is easy.
For left to their own devices, boys can get themselves into no end of trouble.
they're not turning the living room into a snow scene (using paint!)
they're pouring water on an unsuspecting sunbather - as shown by
these images from an email which is currently doing the rounds...
Painted love: They look awfully proud of their handiwork, but who's going to clean it all up?
The little one on the left is just hanging around, while the boy on the right thinks he may have cracked it
Can you dig it? One's in a hole lot of trouble - the other's lost his head
Safety first: This little guy is leaving nothing to chance but the chap on the right is clearly born to be wild
Now let me see: Little boys like to take an interest in their surroundings
My first model: One child tests her make-up skills on a younger victim
To boldly go: This youngster has a taste for adventure
Head over heels: The young man on the right takes a tumble, while the one on the left decides to examine the fridge
Splashing out: He's in for a real shock
Raiders of the lost larder: A hasty cooking project is interrupted
Canine canvas: There'll be trouble when she wakes up
Let me help you with that: A sleepy father gets a liquid boost
Watering the garden: These boys are just doing their bit
Have you got a frog in your throat? This youngster sounds decidedly croaky
What a lovely pair! This young man shouldn't be playing with his food