This Ninja Mom Trying to Escape Her Sleeping Baby Is All of Us

Tyrone Morris shares a hilarious video of his wife trying to escape their sleeping son's room
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You can tell people about the realities of being a parent. You can even recommend a few books and mommy websites for them to read. (CafeMom better be on your list.) But there's something about seeing parenting struggles up close and personal that brings everything into focus and shows why so many parents celebrate victories of all sizes. Tyrone Morris's video of his wife trying to escape their 1-year-old sleeping son in his crib is everything -- and so much more.



South African dad Tyrone probably didn't realize when he shared this hilarious video of his wife Caryn Chelin Morris that it would be Internet gold. Seeing as it's been viewed over 5.5 million times on Facebook, it's pretty safe to assume that many parents know exactly what Mom is thinking and how she feels.

... Because we've been on our backs praying we don't wake up our kids as we try to exit their rooms, too.

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"The best thing about having cameras in your house is watching your wife trying to exit the room after putting your son down!!" Dad captions on Facebook. "Sometimes you have to use your initiative for your exit!! PS The SA Army are calling me for you to do training on the reverse leopard crawl !!"


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Watching Caryn calculate her every move -- including the occasional pause to make sure her baby son is still asleep -- brings tears of laughter to my eyes. I have been in her situation (many nights) and can remember times when I stayed so long on the floor that I woke up the next morning with a toy embedded in my back.

As crazy and extra as this video might look to some, it's a common parenting reality for many of us -- and one that we'll take (if needed) to ensure everyone gets a good night's rest.

So the next time you find yourself on your back trying to exit your child's room like a ninja in the night, please know you aren't alone. 


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