Parenting hacks shared by a mother gone wrong as kids outsmart their mom

Mothers have become smart and in the challenge to manage work with babies they tend to create hacks that will give them some time to focus on work. One such doting mother is Donna Evans from West Midlands who has two children. 

Evan, 32 had an important Zoom call to attend, so she used her self-created safe yet fun hack to keep her two children Hallie, seven, and Isaac, three, engrossed. She made them dressed in their swimsuits and took them to an empty bathtub with some paints and paper. 

The idea was that the kids will be engrossed painting on the paper and mess will be limited to the tub, but the hack went terribly wrong as the kids painted each other with a green paint bottle left open on the side of the tub. 

The kids with the four-year age gap, painted the entire tub, wall and practically bathed themselves in paint that did not come out for days. 

Donna said, "I had to laugh though. They were only kids being kids." They outsmart their genius mother. 

"I thought it was a really great hack, or solution – but clearly it isn’t," she laughed.

I had to take quite an important Zoom call, so I stepped out of the room and sat outside the bathroom door, leaving the kids to it.

"That way, I could keep one ear out for them and make sure they were OK.

"I didn’t realise it at the time, but I had stupidly left the paint on the side of the empty bath, with the shampoo and shower gel bottles.

"I could hear them laughing, but assumed it was just them playing and having fun."

I had no idea where to start with the clean-up. They’d got paint absolutely everywhere.

"Of course, they thought it was hilarious and I ended up laughing with them. They looked so silly, beaming away with bright green skin.

"I had to fill the bath and rinse off the sides to get the paint away before I could even think about washing them."

Eventually, it came off the bath too, with the help of some bleach and elbow grease. I’m surprised it didn’t stain. I watched a lot of MrsHinch, the cleaning influencer, videos for tips."

"Like everybody else, we are taking life day by day at the moment, and nobody knows for sure when the children are likely to go back to school.

"One thing is certain, though, I won’t be giving them paint again any time soon."

Even though the hack failed miserably and the doting mother is still finding ways to strike balance between her career and parenthood, but the incident is undeniably the most fun thing on the internet.