This video will make any parent twitch
Hey parents, real quick — what’s the absolute worst kid-related mess to clean up? If you said blowout diapers or blueberry puke, nice try, but you’re wrong. The answer is god damn glitter. Glitter is, as a wise comedian once said, the herpes of the craft world. It’s also the bane of every parent’s existence, as demonstrated in this adorable (and totally cringe-inducing) video.
Josh Pierce shared footage on Facebook this week of his daughter Norah getting herself into a bit of a sparkly pickle. It looks like even though she was told to stay the hell away from the glitter, she did what all curious toddlers would do if given the chance — she doused herself in it.
Luckily, Pierce remained calm enough to document his little girl’s disaster so we can all share in the hilarious horror.
There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Parenting with Jessica Mullan Pierce
Posted by Josh Pierce on Sunday, February 5, 2017
Pierce writes, “There is such a thing as too much of a good thing.” Normally, I’d argue in favor of fancy sparkles, but my inner mom is crying out for him. That bathroom will never not be glittery now. It’s cursed. Every single person who sets foot in there will leave looking like a fairy princess.
Which is the exact look Norah was going for.
“I’ve got beautiful glitter on,” she excitedly informs her dad. He acknowledges the obvious as his wife chimes in admonishing Norah for messing with the glitter despite being told not to. Norah exasperatedly replies, “I just wanted to put glitter on my face!”
Looks like the poor tyke got a whole lot more than she bargained for.
Pierce tells his daughter to look at herself in the mirror as she continues to insist that she only meant to make her face fabulous, not the bathroom floor. As the video was taken the day of the big game, he reminds her that this isn’t “Super Bowl party kind of attire” and tells her she’s “too bedazzled.” She promptly proves his point by adorably sneezing out glitter.
Her dad says, “You look shiny like a fairy,” as Norah gives fantastic side-eye as if to say, “Thanks Captain Obvious, that’s what I was going for.”
And this is why we don’t leave tubs of glitter where kids can reach. Oh, just kidding. When it comes to terrible things they should never touch, kids will always find a way. The best thing we can do is take video and have a laugh.
Good luck with the clean-up, Norah’s parents. At least the whole family will be shiny and magical for the next several months.