Following last week’s fun surprise order for schools to close, a Luxembourg child has drawn an adorable thank-you picture ostensibly meant for Claude Meisch, the Minister of Education, Children, and Youth.
Enzo Borelli, aged 8, drew the picture on Monday, but it’s not clear if it ever arrived at the ministry because the envelope child used was simply addressed to “skool [sic] boss” and didn’t include an address or post code.
When asked for commentary, Enzo’s parents said they didn’t know about the drawing.
“How am I supposed to keep track of what Enzo does in his free time when I’m also suddenly monitoring his online lessons every morning, checking the five hours of homework they give him, and trying to put in my eight hours of work at the same time?” said his father.
“As if you were the only one with any responsibility and pressure,” said Enzo’s mother. “I’m in the middle of a huge project. I can’t take time off. I already work 12 hours a day.”
Enzo’s parents then agreed to stop arguing about scheduling and instead fight about who should lend their laptop to the child every morning, who should learn how to conjugate German verbs in order to help with homework, and who should take over preparing lunch and washing the dishes.
According to sources, Enzo is not the only child in Luxembourg to create artwork inspired by this week’s school closure. A six-year-old girl from Steinsel with two siblings in primary school and one in lycée made a beautiful watercolor painting of dead bugs.
Meanwhile, an 11-year-old from Ettelbruck who lives with his sister and a half-brother in a single-parent household simply tore up his drawing of a mushroom cloud and burned it in his garden.