When it comes to parenting, Jennifer Closson Aprea knows that it’s better to laugh than to cry.
Earlier this month, the Huntington Beach, California, mom uploaded a video of herself perfectly lip-syncing her 4-year-old daughter’s temper tantrum to YouTube.
“Being four is rough, especially at bedtime. Being a parent of a 4-year-old at bedtime is arguably rougher,” she wrote in the video’s description. “Sometimes you just need to act silly and laugh to get through the rough moments.”
Parents everywhere will recognize the bedtime meltdown that ended with the credit, “This tantrum brought to you by sheer exhaustion and an invisible scratch on her leg.”
After the video went viral – it now has over 2 million views – some (easily indignant) parts of the Internet took offense at her making light of her daughter’s wailing. The mother of two posted this sweet tribute to her daughter on her business’s Facebook page in response.
Aprea even went so far as to allow her daughter to get her revenge and lip-sync her own (less piercing) Mommy tantrum.