Monkey Trying To Keep Baby Still While Eating Food Is Hilariously Relatable Parenting Moment


It is a well-known fact that once you become a mother, you barely have a spare moment for yourself.

From keeping up with the baby’s feeding schedule to making sure they are not getting into too much trouble, mom’s have their hands full with children.

Even when they get older, kids are still demanding.

A friend of mine told me that even when she was using the bathroom (something that you should be able to do in peace and quiet), she had little hands sticking under the door, clamoring for her attention.

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This is probably why a viral video of a monkey mom has been circulating because it is a perfect depiction of the struggles of motherhood.

The video was taken at Foping Ziongmaogu Tourist Zone in northwestern China on May 13.

The mother snub-nosed monkey is trying to enjoy a peach without having to chase after her toddler monkey.

Unsurprisingly, something else had caught the baby monkey’s attention and he tried to scamper off, but his mother was too quick for him.

She had a strong hold on his tail and every once in a while had to yank him back into place.

The mom would take another bite, and the baby would try to escape, but mom would gracefully pull him back within an easy arms reach.


The expression on the mom monkey’s face shows that this is a practiced move, and could even be a daily occurrence of her trying to enjoy a meal.

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Human mothers can relate to this — kids running after anything that catches their interest, despite what their mom might be doing.

But both monkey and human mom’s know, that there are tried and true parenting techniques that will bring their youngsters back to their side without too much worry.

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Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. A University of Oregon graduate, Erin has conducted research in data journalism and contributed to various publications as a writer and editor.
Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. She grew up in San Diego, California, proceeding to attend the University of Oregon and graduate with honors holding a degree in journalism. During her time in Oregon, Erin was an associate editor for Ethos Magazine and a freelance writer for Eugene Magazine. She has conducted research in data journalism, which has been published in the book “Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future.” Erin is an avid runner with a heart for encouraging young girls and has served as a coach for the organization Girls on the Run. As a writer and editor, Erin strives to promote social dialogue and tell the story of those around her.
Tucson, Arizona
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Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of Oregon
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Contributor for Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future
Prescott, Arizona
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