Nah, parents don't know. Ordered 100 NY fatties and my mom is the one who recieved it. I just told her it was for a project, and so she was like "Ok". They have no idea and I don't intend to hint them in. I have like 3 markers and 10 cans of paint lying around all over. Dad owns a contracting company so its easy to get paint from him, get loads of rustos and krylon.