Mom tells kids they have to stay still to charge glow-in-the-dark pyjamas
Sometimes, it gets to the point when a parent can think of nothing else but to tell their kids a little white lie. You know how it goes: you're exhausted from work and chores, and your children just won't stop bugging you, so you make something up to keep them quiet.
But this week a mom on social media has been praised for a genius parenting hack, which she made up on the fly in order to get her little girls to lie still for a while.
Jessica D’Entremont, a mom who hails from the state of Massachusetts, came up with a life hack to help prepare her little girls, three-year-old Hannelore and four-year-old Emma, for getting ready for bed.
However, after a clever brainwave, Jessica managed to convince them to lie down flat and still, after telling them that this was the only way they could 'charge' their glow-in-the-dark pyjamas.
Jessica uploaded a picture of Emma and Hannelore to Facebook, which showed them lying ramrod straight on the floor, staring at the ceiling, in their PJs. A number of other parents were impressed with her ruse, and Jessica's post quickly accured over 9,000 likes and 4,000 comments.
Jessica captioned her post: "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."
She continued: "To expand on the trickery I’ve started putting the pjs back into their drawer when they get dressed in the morning……unexposed to light all day they dim and do not glow in the dark when they tried to test me last night until they laid down again. Reinforcing the need to lie quietly under the light before bed."
Discussing her hack in a later interview with Pop Sugar, Jessica stated: "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. "
Hats off to you Jessica! You may have helped thousands of other moms get some much-needed peace and quiet!