Parents everywhere will tell you, give your kids two minutes, and they could be into anything.
And if they're being quiet?
You'd better be ready for a disaster.
But as one couple found out, quite hilariously, you don't need a quiet space to find yourself in a pickle.
However it happened, the dad caught on video his wife kneeling on the ramp of a skee-ball machine, trying to get their toddler out of the game enclosure. The boy had climbed up the ball ramp of the game and was stuck in-between the glass barrier and the rings where the skee-balls are meant to go to win a prize.
The father, while filming, can be heard giggling and repeating:
"Oh, I'm crying."
In the video, the mother is trying to pull on her toddler's leg and coaching him on how to get back down. In the meantime, the toddler is hilariously holding onto the 5,000-point ring, clearly ready to win this game.
You can watch the video here.
Have a kid it will be fun they said😅 https://t.co/4e95xzQYp7— CB (@CB) 1573970630.0
The video has gone completely viral, boasting more than 833-thousand likes and 222-thousand retweets, not to mention nearly 4-thousand comments.
Despite going viral, the reactions have been resoundingly negative.
This is probably something that happened in Vegas that the parents should have left in Vegas!
@DabAndGo How do you ignore or not pay attention to a kid for that long LOL— FisherManGiggles (@FisherManGiggles) 1574018004.0
@DabAndGo Feel like this is more so bad parenting than a bad kid. How the parent didn’t notice the kid getting to t… https://t.co/jiI8ZpCV2H— Better to give (@Better to give) 1574021929.0
@DabAndGo What I’m trying to figure out is how long his mom wasn’t watching him for him to do that— Life is Valuable (@Life is Valuable) 1574019538.0
Like anything else, though, there have been a few outliers.
In this case, parents who identified with the parents' predicament instead of condemning them.
Kids truly will get into anything, given even a moment.
@MikeDTwin1 @DabAndGo Kids can destroy something and almost kill themselves of you blink too long. Sis might have j… https://t.co/8YEEUaDU54— Samantha Sophia (@Samantha Sophia) 1574054235.0
@MikeDTwin1 @DabAndGo … yo, the mother is at fault. But what is the fault? not watching her kid 5 seconds. What hap… https://t.co/hvqLtkhr2t— Stephane hus (@Stephane hus) 1574040498.0
@MikeDTwin1 @DabAndGo Do you know how fast toddlers are??— T Omana (@T Omana) 1574056953.0
@DabAndGo @Potato_Chip i challenge all the "why weren't you watching him" people to watch a toddler for a week and… https://t.co/SmwtPrBKQF— B Vaccinated (@B Vaccinated) 1574045396.0
Of course, at least one of the parents had to stand up for the video.
The father replied:
"It's the people with no kids that don't understand it takes 2 seconds the little guy is quick."
@trippipaaul It’s crazy, the people hating don’t have kids lol all it takes it’s two seconds and he ran up into the thing😄— CB (@CB) 1574013296.0
His comment reminds us that every family is a little bit different, and each child's needs and... aspirations... are going to be a little bit different, too.
We're at least hoping, after getting up close and personal the way they did, that they at least won that skee-ball game!
Whether or not they did, surely this was a trip the family will never forget.