Mum Tells Kids To Lie Still To Charge Their Glow-In-The-Dark Pyjamas
Kids, eh? They're hard work, but they can be a lot of fun.
Parenting has many plus points - apparently - but top of the list surely has to be this; you can tell them literally anything you like and they'll believe you.
Ever get told as a kid that if the wind changed your face would stay that way? How about getting told that that the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus are real?
Well, here's a piece of absolute genius from a mum in the US state of Massachusetts.
Jessica D'Entremont told her hyperactive children that they needed to stay really still in order for their glow-in-the-dark pyjamas to charge.
You can see what she's up to here. It's bedtime, but her kids are banging around like a couple of rogue particles in the Large Hadron Collider.
In order to get them to chill out, tell them that if they don't stay still, their pyjamas aren't going to work anymore.
Seriously, do they award a Nobel Prize for Parenting? They bloody well should.
D'Entremont shared her hilarious child-hack with the world via Facebook page Love What Matters. The post read: "Looking for a way to keep your kids still? Buy them glow in the dark PJs. Tell them they have to lie really still under the light to 'charge' them. I'm not even sorry.
"To expand on the trickery, I've started putting the PJs back into their drawer when they get dressed in the morning.
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"Unexposed to light all day, they dim and do not glow in the dark. They tried to test me last night until they laid down again, reinforcing the need to lie quietly under the light before bed."
In the accompanying photo, you can see Jessica's two daughters, three-year-old Hannalore and four-year-old Emma, lying on the floor of their bedroom perfectly still, absorbing the light.
Since the pic was posted it has been shared 100,000 times.
Jessica told PopSugar: "The kids were jumping and running around, chasing each other with dragons they made out of Legos.
"Both of my girls have sensory processing disorders and we had a very busy day. Our walk home threw them all off due to the crowds, noise, and the shopping.
"They were about to start freaking out, so I whipped out the pyjamas once we got home and told them if they lie super still and charge them they would glow in the dark."
"We do it every day before bedtime now as a part of their sensory diet. We also use essential oils to help support sleep and calm so this is a great way to get some stillness."
Well, at least she's lying to them for their own good. It's also really funny.
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