Parents: Do you ever have trouble getting your kids up for school in the morning? Doesn’t it seem the older they get, the more difficult it becomes to motivate them to rise and shine?
Some parents have gotten creative over the years with their “alarm clocks,” looking for less conventional but effective ways to get their kids out of bed.
One parent opted to don an Optimus Prime robot mask, using the Transformer costume piece to wake their son up.
This is hilarious, but if you think this was funny, just wait until you see what one mom from Georgia did to get her daughter up for school in 2015.
Ten-year-old Sophie was having a hard time getting out of bed. She was always late for school and her mom was done playing the tardy game.
So, Shelly Kent did what any loving mother would do. According to TODAY, the Cumming, Georgia native came up with a new way to make Sophie ditch the snooze button.
A prank orchestrated by the producers of “The Bert Show” involved some creativity and a little musical boost to kick the child’s day into gear.
As Sophie was in 6th grade and new to the marching band, associate producer Davi Crimmins felt the best way to get this girl on the go was to send a jazz band her way.
And so they did, straight into the middle schooler’s bedroom. “She had no idea,” Kent told TODAY. “And the band was incredible.”
“They arrived here around 5:45 a.m.,” she continued. “We planned everything downstairs, and I had a loud fan on upstairs to mute any noise. They snuck in very quietly.”
Watch Sophie’s reaction as she awakes to Blair Crimmins and the Hookers around her bed. I can’t tell if she’s embarrassed, shocked, scared or a bit of all three.
While it appears the 6th grader might cry at the beginning, it looks like she had a positive attitude about the wake-up-call in the end.
And this isn’t the only young mind “The Bert Show” helped wake. TODAY reported this prank was part of a call out for parents like Kent whose kids needed some extra assistance getting to school on time.
Have you ever needed to come up with creative ways to get your kids moving? If nothing’s working, it might just be time to hire a jazz band yourself.
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