After a long day of work and play, every parent knows the dreaded duty that is getting kids ready for bed.
It’s like they turn into completely different creatures—thirsty ones who need a MILLION glasses of water, seventeen more hugs, and somehow conjure up more energy in a span of 10 minutes than you’ve had in 10 years.
For Jessica D’Entremont, a surge of overstimulation and hyperactivity with her daughters Emma, 4, and Hannelore, 3, meant that the transition to bedtime this past Sunday would be full of meltdowns and tears.
That’s when it hit her. The Boston mom remembered glow-in-the-dark Halloween pajamas she had recently pulled out from the year before. She had a stroke of genius and the internet cannot get enough of it.
In a now-viral Facebook post, D’Entremont says she told her daughters they needed to lay very still under a bright light to “charge” the pajamas up.
Looking for a way to keep your kids still….
Buy them glow in the dark pjs. Tell them they have to lie really still…
“Looking for a way to keep your kids still?” D’Entremont wrote in the post. “Buy them glow in the dark pjs. Tell them they have to lie really still under the light to ‘charge’ them … I’m not even sorry.”
Much to her surprise, the plan worked! D’Entremont says her daughters both laid there for 10 minutes.
“I had to actually stop them to continue with bedtime,” she told TODAY. “I then transitioned them to their bedroom by turning off the lights — the pajamas really do glow! They loved it and thought it was great fun because they aren’t quite old enough to grasp that we could see them due to the glow, even though they couldn’t see their dad and I in the dark.”
In an update to her original post, D’Entremont says she started putting the pajamas away in their drawers when the girls get dressed in the morning.
“Unexposed to light all day they dim and do not glow in the dark when they tried to test me last night until they laid down again. Reinforcing the need to lie quietly under the light before bed.”
“Again,” she writes, “#notevensorry”
Neither are we mama, neither are we.