Here are the players: a 3-year-old and 1-year old -- both boys -- a 5-pound bag of flour and a mommy who didn't feel well and shuttered herself in the bathroom.
Watch the footage and the surprisingly calm reaction of the mother as her two sons keep playing in the living room disaster of what looks like "a snowman puked":
It's hard to imagine reacting in this fashion if you put yourself in the same boat, right? Just a run of "Oh my goshes". There's no instant punishment, no reprimanding, no "Go to your room!" while mom then sits on the flour drenched couch and has a little cry. Even her children don't seem to understand that they did anything wrong. I'd say most 3-year-olds would know they were in huge trouble -- not that this would have stopped them from committing the act in the first place. The only semblance that the children knew they did something wrong is the brief deer-in-the-headlights moment they have when mom walks in with camera in toe. And even that reaction seems a little forced.
Forced, hmmm. Now there's a thought. Would a mother really put her children up to destroying her living room with a 5 lbs bag of flour? Perhaps. Just last week we reported that the parents of "Charlie Bit My Finger" earned more than $100,000 so far in ad revenue from their popular YouTube video, other home videos gone viral have earned surprising amounts as well. This video uploaded on Nov. 17 to YouTube has earned more than 700,000 hits.
The mother in the video writes in the YouTube description that she wasn't feeling well and "had to stay in the bathroom longer than usual." From there, she says her children got into the cupboard and the rest is history. For those who are slightly skeptical, like myself, she writes "Don't believe me? Hand a full bag to a 3 year old and see what happens."
Perhaps the response and flour avalanche was genuine. Here's a similar family video of two boys -- why is it always boys? -- that spread flour around the kitchen. This mother's response, while a bit more reprimanding, is still amazingly calm and these boys, like those in the former video, also continue the same mannerism of play while mom tries to figure out who done it:
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What do you think? Would you have acted as calm if your children had engaged in a flour explosion?
[H/T Daily Mail]