The first thing going on in my mind--Norman Rockwell has posed this boy for a painting.
It doesn't look so real---looks like a sweat memory of idyllic childhood---something artificial about it in it's sweetness
Also it's cloying sweetness---something nostalgic.
Perhaps the kid was in a fight--so he is taking some comfort in the cookies. Dog is happy he is home
Or perhaps these are his play clothes and he has come in from outside? Unclear.
But nevetheless, he is seeking comfort from the cookie jar---hopefully he shares with the dog--but also hopefully not since I think that is bad for dogs.
Charming but doesn't strike me as real at all---lots of cliches.
He has to have a 1930s name...let's call him jack. And the dog is....Rusty.
His family are at home---but perhaps watching tv or enjoying a cocktail. Doing grown up things. Presume he is a the recident---clearly belongs in the house. Could be a more sinister narrative ---
I don't think he is in trouble in this scene. No--I think he is seeking comfort of homemade cookies. Irresistible--cookie by nature is there to be comforting ---maybe a little sweet tooth. Irresistible temptation---in a sweet way. House is to clean to suggest naughty at all. Wealthy household.
He could possibly have siblings---but if I had to construct a narrative he would be the youngest. And they would all get along I think.
After this I think he goes upstairs and changes clothes. No one is the wiser about some of the cookies being gone. Perhaps he doesn't eat his supper
He will be a doctor--he looks like he comes from privilege -- and there is something that doesn't look like he wants to be a destructive person. Something trustworthy about him---something good---equate doctors with goodness. Not all are good---but this one is.
He will have a cookie jar in his office. Hope that this exact cookie jar will be in the office.