- Mum-of-two Jennifer Aprea Closson, from Los Angeles, filmed video
- Her young daughter has a tantrum before bedtime after scratching herself
- She imitates her little girl perfectly, even timing and bursts of screams
Maybelle Morgan For Mailonline
06:01 EST, 13 May 2015
06:15 EST, 13 May 2015
Raising young children can often be exhausting, especially when it feels like the tantrums won’t ever end.
But one mother discovered a satisfying way to make light of a difficult situation.
Jennifer Aprea Closson, from Los Angeles, knows her four-year-old daughter so well she can perfectly lip-synch an entire temper tantrum – as it happens.
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Jennifer Aprea Closson, from Los Angeles, perfectly lip syncs her four-year-old daughter’s tantrum
After anticipating a pre-bedtime hissy fit from her toddler, the mother-of-two turned the camera on herself, to film the imitation.
In the video she’s seen watching her daughter carefully and masterfully predicts the timing and length of each ‘no!’ and shriek as the patient mother asks her to brush her teeth.
Jennifer shakes her head in imitation of her angry daughter and mimes ‘No!’, just as her daughter shouts the word.
The mother calmly mouths the word again at exactly the same time as her daughter and even raises her head as the utterance becomes a high-pitched shriek.
Jennifer asks her four-year-old: ‘Ready to brush your teeth?’ To which, the little girl woefully replies: ‘I’m scratched.’
The toddler goes on to repeatedly exclaim at her mother to look at her wound.
The mum-of-two nails the timing of the defiant utterances and even the screams
Closson is filming herself in the mirror and every so often she catches the eye of her protesting toddler
The Californian mum perfectly lip-syncs all the screams that come from her daughter’s mouth
But when she realises that she is being mocked, the youngster lets out a shrill high-pitched scream, which Jennifer lip-syncs to perfection.
The rest of the video is a series of ear-deafening shrill squeals, which the mum nails, getting the timing and mouth movements exactly right as she mimes.
Towards the end of the short clip, Jennifer laughs in good humour and catches the eye of her daughter, who also begins to snigger.
The video ends with a caption that explains: ‘This tantrum brought to you by sheer exhaustion and an invisible scratch on her leg.’
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The viral clip has already been viewed 274,377 times and has garnered much attention for Jennifer’s unconventional method of coping with a tantrum.
One user commented: ‘Hilarious!! You would be great at teaching other parents how to lighten up & make fun out of nerve racking situation. When you can’t cry, laugh!!’
Another amused user shared their own experience: ‘When my nephews have a full blown tantrum I pretend to have my own. It stops their tantrum faster than me yelling at them. They just turn and look at me like I’m crazy and then it’s over. Love this video. :)’