No Joke: Japanese Mum Soothes Clingy Child With Life-sized Cut-out

No Joke: Japanese Mum Soothes Clingy Child With Life-sized Cut-out

At least she tried.

Being a parent is a tireless thankless job, especially if you’ve got a tiny ankle-biter at your heel 24/7.

Hoping to get a little reprieve from her incessantly clingy toddler that would cry the moment she was out of sight, this mother in Japan devised what she thought would be the perfect plan — replacing her person with a life-sized paper cut-out of herself.

Unfortunately, the plan proved to be only paper-thin.

Though her son appeared to take the bait, happily playing as he turned to check on his “mother” every now and then, he realised something was off 20 minutes later and began bawling once again.

Well, at least she tried.

This article was first published on AsiaOne and was republished on theAsianparent with permission. 

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