If you’ve ever left your child alone for 5 minutes only to come back to a total disaster, you’ll appreciate this super mom.
Stephanie Plucknette, a mom of 3, left her children alone for a total of 8 minutes, according to her interview in Buzzfeed News. She came back to discover her oldest son, Teddy, giving a haircut with electric clippers to himself and his younger sister, Eloise, and younger brother, Fred.
The whole world saw her reaction when her brother took a screen recording video of her Instagram Story and posted it on Twitter (with her permission, of course):
Y’all, my nephew found the electric shaver and went wild 😂😂😂😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/qdPbwYzs10
— Ian Hagadorn (@itsiannn) April 13, 2019
Plucknette can be seen both laughing and crying (as any parent would) when she discovers the missing patches of hair on her children’s heads. She kept it surprisingly very cool and even said “it’s just hair.” Eloise even asks if she can put more hair on her head. How can you stay mad at that?
Reactions from the internet have applauded Plucknette for handling the situation so well:
I love how she was freaked out but didn’t show it too much for them to freak out. She assured her kids saying “it’s okay, it’s just hair, it will grow back, you still look like a girl, we can fix it”
— sof (@simplyy_sofi) April 14, 2019
This mom is so understanding and communicative with her kids, it’s wonderful to watch. When the kid admitted he cut his brother’s hair and she told him “Honesty, that’s good! It’s just hair, it grows back” THAT WAS GOOD PARENTING RIGHT THERE.
— 𝙁𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙖 (@FernMeirell) April 14, 2019
She was so calm and so understanding. Didn’t raise her voice or anything, wow. That’s some great parenting right there!!
— I’m Staying Right Here! 🇬🇾|🇬🇧 (@DonLonGT) April 14, 2019
First of all I shouldn’t have laughed as hard as I did that’s number one.😂😂😂😂 Number two she’s an amazing mom. the way she handled it, the way she spoke to her children and still reassured them that they were beautiful. Mom of the year award goes to her
— Alternative black hottie (@yayayumyum) April 14, 2019
Her level of POSITIVITY AND RESTRAINT, is what we all should aspire to have. Bless her lil heart.
— Aggravated Man (@senoryayson) April 14, 2019
She is such a good parent. Don’t punish your kids when they do something wrong to the extent that they are so fearful that feel like they can’t come to you for help
— Jeunérys Targaryen (@JeuneWeekes) April 15, 2019
Omg she’s such an amazing mom!!! I would never have such a cool reaction for sure 😂😂 I really screamed when the little girl turned around.. pic.twitter.com/cc2j0gsEar
— Roby (@ProudOfNay) April 15, 2019
This is so funny!
Just gotta say, top marks to the Mom for staying so cool!
She’s so right. It’s only hair.
— Heidi Brown (@Heidjbrown) April 14, 2019
We want to hear from you: What’s the craziest thing your child has done when you left the room?