Mom Pulls Epic Prank When Her Kid Thinks It’s Time For School After a Nap

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Parenting any time of day can be tough, but most moms and dads would agree that mornings are the worst, at least when it comes to schoolagers. When you have to deal with wardrobe battles, lost shoes, and homework that was supposed to be done last night — all before you’ve even had a chance to guzzle your coffee — it’s more than just simple exhaustion making you want to pull the covers over your head and hit the snooze button eighty or ninety more times.

One mom, however, discovered how to make getting ready for school not just fun, but hilarious…and it turns out the key is not waiting until morning to do it.

As she shares on Facebook, basically everyone in her family has been “victims of [her] pranks” at one point or another. So they probably weren’t too surprised when she played a joke on her nine-year-old daughter, Lexi, who woke from an (apparently very restful) nap at around 6 PM and thought it was time to go to school.

Laugh-loving parents will particularly appreciate the subtle shade of adding the timestamp overlay to her video, underscoring the fact that Lexi was brushing her teeth and doing her hair for school…at dinnertime. But Chastain doesn’t stop there — she drives Lexi all the way to school and lets her walk up to the locked doors before letting her in on the prank!

Try not to laugh, we dare you. It can’t be done.

“Celebrating 1 million views on her video!!!” Chastain says on Facebook alongside a photo of the mom-daughter duo wearing big smiles. Of course things have grown considerably since then — the video has now been viewed over 12 million times, capturing the attention of local and national news, and even scoring them a Skype chat with the Ellen Show!