Most of the time, little kids are really cute. Like when they eat solid food for the first time.
But sometimes children can be frustrating. Especially when there are two of them. And you try to put them to bed at the same time.
The following video chronicles just such an attempt by Henriette Jonassen, a mother of twins in Norway. She posted the footage online and wrote as an explanation to it:
"I've been struggling with getting my twins asleep for a few weeks now (due to extremely hot weather and long, sunny days). I've tried different methods. This one was definitely the worst one! But it gave me a good laugh."
It gave us one as well.
But because this is the Internet and many users live to ruin everything, Jonassen was forced to take to her blog after the video went viral and defend herself as a mother.
"When you call me a bad mom, tell me I never should have kids and encourage me to hit my kids, I can't just sit back and say nothing," Jonassen wrote, adding of twins Leon and Nathaniel:
After they have taken a fairly long shower and brushed their teeth, I put them in their beds. They have always shared a room, the only exception was in the video – because I tried a new method, and it didn't work out.
And yes, they do have blinds in their windows, even though it doesn't look like it in the youtube video. When the door is open, the wind blow the blinds away from the window, and let the sun into the room. When the door is closed, it's fairly dark in there.
After we have spoken a few minutes about how their day was, I tickle their backs and sing for them. I've tried to read books for them, but they aren't interested in listening to me reading, so I sing instead. I keep tickeling and singing until they are asleep, sometimes it's 5 minutes and other times it's an hour.
Man. We never thought we'd agree with Gwyneth Paltrow on anything, but can't the mommy wars come to an end?