One mom thought of a genius way to get her children to quiet down- and now we want to try this at home, too!
Jessica D’Entremont decided to treat her two daughters to a set of glow-in-the-dark pyjamas. But their new presents came with a condition. The 33-year old told her girls that she needs to ‘charge’ the pyjamas for them to work. To do so, the kids must lie very still while waiting patiently. The genius mother turned to Facebook to share her hilarious hack, and to no surprise, her post has since gone viral with over 188,000 likes.
“Looking for a way to keep your kids still. Buy them glow in the dark pjs,” Jessica, who hails from Massachusetts, wrote. The post also featured a photo of her two girls, 4-year old Emma and 3-year old Hannelore, lying beneath a ceiling lamp in order to ‘charge’ their new PJs. “Tell them they have to lie really still under the light to 'charge' them… I'm not even sorry,” Jessica added.
However, it doesn’t sound like Jessica’s hack worked for too long. She later edited her original post to explain what she did when her girls began questioning it. Her solution? She stored the glow-in-the-dark PJs in a dark drawer all day so her girls will be forced to ‘charge’ them if they want to wear them at bedtime.
“To expand on the trickery, I've started putting the pjs back into their drawer when they get dressed in the morning,” the mother-of-two wrote. “Unexposed to light all day they dim and do not glow in the dark when they tried to test me last night.” Jessica added, “Reinforcing the need to lie quietly under the light before bed.”
Jessica is no stranger to sharing her parenting tips online. In fact, the mother often blogs and posts about her experiences online, particularly in order to raise awareness of the sensory processing disorders her daughters struggle with. She originally came up with her glow-in-the-dark PJs idea when her girls had an especially rough day.
“Both girls have sensory processing disorder. Their routine was disrupted due to a fundraiser I had that morning for my work, Care Dimensions,” Jessica wrote to her followers. “So, they were particularly hyper and running around on the verge of meltdown.”
She continued, “I whipped out the PJs which had been packed away in the back of a drawer, so I told them they needed to lie very still to charge them. And they did!” She says that it gave her 10 minutes of quiet time to “quietly put clothes away.” In fact, the girls were so into ‘charging’ their pyjamas, the mom had to remind them it was time for bed.
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