Anyone who has a brother or sister knows that, at some point, two siblings inevitably want the same toy, shirt, pillow, etc. Some cry about it and others get in “tug-of-war” fights, but have you ever seen a two-year-old pick a lock with fingernail clippers to get a prized stuffed animal?
Joann Moser has such a son, apparently, and a video she uploaded to YouTube Sunday describing the child as a “bedtime bandit” already has nearly half a million views.
She explained for the Huffington Post:
Our 8-year-old daughter came to us one night and told us our 2-year-old was taking stuff at night out of her room. We told her to … just lock the door. A couple nights later she told us he had opened the lock on his door. We were VERY skeptical so we set up the camera in the hall to see what would happen. Sure enough within a few seconds of closing his door and locking hers he was at the door opening the lock. The rest is on the video. We could not stop laughing afterward and we let him sleep with the pillow pet that night.
The clip begins with the mini-MacGyver creeping out of his room and cautiously shutting his door to the tune of “In the Hall of Mountain King.” He immediately totters to his sister’s door brandishing, according to the video, “fingernail clippers flipped open” to pick the lock. When the latch releases, he goes in, grabs the contentious “pillow pet,” and heads back to the safety of his own room.
The clip ends with the parents’ uncontrollable laughter.
“This is what our 2 yr old does at night,” Moser wrote in the video’s description. “He picks the lock to his sister’s room and takes her stuff…”
Watch the entire clip, below:
This post has been updated.