It's called the reverse leopard crawl
Babies are a great addition to your life… when you’re ready for them. As prepared as you think you are, though, you may learn that certain aspects of child-rearing can be enormously challenging.
Do you have any idea how hard it is to get away from a sleeping baby? It’s like the sound of a pin dropping could set off an emotional storm that is unable to be soothed. Parents have tried all sorts of ways to silently creep away from their lightly sleeping infants, but this couple may finally have cracked the code without resorting to Mission Impossible-style gear.
Tyrone and Caryn Morris love their little boy Brody more than anything, and they’ve enjoyed watching him grow up right in front of their eyes. Not only do they have the memories to cherish, they can watch every second of this special time in their lives over and over again on their home security system. That’s right, they’ve wired up most of their home to capture the wonderful, silly, and heartwarming moments already that come from child rearing.
Back in May, Tyrone posted footage of him and his wife struggling to get Brody to eat. They devised an ingenious plan of distraction which worked to get food into Brody’s belly. Tyrone explained:
“If your toddler is not interested in eating their dinner and throwing tantrums, strap them in their chair and get mom to dance around like a crazy lady. It results in your child laughing and eating their dinner and waiting for the next dance, as well as a cardio workout for mom! The running man and can-can proved to be a crowd favourite! Caryn Chelin Morris Brody is so lucky to have you as a mom!!”
The Great Escape
They may have hacked the feeding game, but escaping Brody as he sleeps was more of a challenge. Many parents struggle with this great escape that requires ninja-like skill, cunning, and planning in order to work.
Stay-at-home mom Esther Anderson and her husband created a cute instructional video called “Escaping a Sleeping Baby.”
She demonstrated the roll-away technique in which the parent rolls off of the bed in order to just disappear from the child. You’ve also got to worry about creaky floors, so it’s best to mark the spots that don’t make noise so you can walk away quietly. One of the most popular techniques they demonstrated was replacing your body with that of a stuffed animal, but that can only used for children of a certain age. Esther’s “ninja” technique is far more advanced of a move.
Watch the Video
One night, Tyrone was reviewing the footage of his wife putting Brody to sleep, and he noticed something quite strange. Caryn was crawling out of their son’s room in a very odd manner so that she didn’t wake him up. Not only was he amused by her actions, but so was the rest of the world. He posted the video online, and it has since been viewed over 21 million times!
Tyrone wrote, “The best thing about having cameras in your house is watching your wife trying to exit the room after putting your son down!! Sometimes you have to use your initiative for your exit!! P.S. The South African Army are calling me for you to do training on the reverse leopard crawl!!”
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