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Girl Covers Her Little Brother in Peanut Butter

Watch What Happens When a Toddler Artist Is Left Alone With Her Little Brother

Peanut butter baby

This video was taken in 2004. It is THE video that gave us our 30 Seconds of "fame." (And an all-expense paid trip to Chicago) Emily was 3 and Ethan was 18 months at the time.

Posted by Gina Gardner Brown on Saturday, January 24, 2009

Every parent knows that sinking feeling that comes over you when you realize your children have been quiet for a while — too quiet.

Gina Gardner Brown noticed that her 3-year-old daughter and 18-month-old son were silent for way too long and decided to turn the video camera on before going to find what they were up to — thank goodness she did.

Brown found her two children sitting on the kitchen table, Ethan covered in peanut butter from head to toe, and Emily smiling proudly at her masterpiece, hands covered in the spread with the empty jar next to her. While this is most moms' worst nightmare, Brown handled it like a champ, encouraging her little budding artist but suggesting, "let's not do this again. This is not something we should repeat."

Watch the video and see the kids' reactions to Ethan being covered in sticky peanut butter and how their mama handled it all flawlessly. We should all take a page out of her book — messes can be cleaned up, and priceless moments should be celebrated.

This post was originally published on August 28, 2015.

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