Being a mom isn't easy. Protecting your children can be a difficult task, but while we're all still inside because of the pandemic, keeping them occupied is the real problem. One mom had a genius hack to bring the summer vibe indoors and now everyone's trying it out.

Keep scrolling to see the video of how she managed to make edible sand out of Cheerios...

There's nothing quite as rewarding as motherhood...

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The love between you and your child is something unlike any other feeling on earth... It's a pretty magical thing.

But that's not to say it's easy...

Being a mom is basically the hardest job on earth - and the pressure to be a perfect parent can make life even more stressful.

And even if you try to stay relaxed...

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There are some aspects of motherhood are just eternally frustrating. Hey, no one said being a mom was always going to be great fun, right?

There are many things that make parenthood irritating...

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But seeing the smile on your child's face makes it all worthwhile in the end.

There's no such thing as a perfect child...

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But every child is perfect to their parents.

Even when they accidentally do stupid things.

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It can be difficult to constantly keep an eye on your child and sometimes, even the best of us make mistakes, but it's all part of the process.

But they don't make it easy, that's for sure...

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Kids love putting things in their mouths, whether it be edible or not. I assume it's their own unique way of discovering whether they like something or not. But they don't know any better so who can blame them, right?

Well, one mom decided she was going to kill two birds with one stone.

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During this pandemic, it has been quite difficult to keep children occupied, especially when they can't physically enjoy the warm weather outside.

I mean, it's still summer, but just a more restricted version.

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Elle Anna Christine (@elleannachristine on Tik Tok) decided she was going to bring the summer vibe inside for her children.

And, luckily for you, she shared the amazing video with us all.

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Keep scrolling to see it.

Rather than heading down to the beach where it could be dangerous, she brought the beach into her house.

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"How?" I hear you ask. Well, the trick was to buy boxes of Cheerios and a blender and voila, you have your very own edible sand.

Even though this is known as (safe) "sensory play", a lot of parents didn't know about it.

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I mean, it's simply genius!

And Twitter just couldn't get enough of the magical creation.

This user loved the idea.

I mean, it looks pretty good, right?


And this user couldn't believe how realistic it looked.

I couldn't even tell the difference!

It's the perfect solution to this problem...

Moms everywhere are trying it out.

But then others raised some issues...

I know it was all sunshine and rainbows initially thinking about the idea, but all good things come with a downside.

This is why we can't always have nice things...

Big yikes. I'm sure parents will teach them the difference between edible sand and normal sand, don't worry.

Others urged online users to share the video so they could see how it was made:

So we got our hands on it for you guys too.

Here it is, edible sand, ladies and gentlemen:

Simple and effective. Why not give it a go yourselves? If you're in the mood to read more about the difficulties of being a parent, then keep scrolling...