Parents who can’t get a moment to themselves even in the bathroom, this video is for you.
Pediatric nurse and mom of two Leah Hazley captured her daughter, Noelle, on video casually chatting with her ― while she was in the bathroom. Hazley told The Huffington Post she recorded the video a couple weeks before Noelle’s third birthday in January. In it, Noelle talks with her mom and then leaves her to finally have some peace and quiet in the bathroom only to open the door seconds later. Their conversation ranges from Noelle telling her mom she has “brown skin” to reminding her that she loves her.
Hazley, who works part time as a pediatric nurse at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado and is also a blogger, said this happens almost daily and that Noelle also does this to her dad when he’s home alone with the kids. The toddler is known to have “full-on conversations” with her parents in the bathroom.
“I usually don’t allow her to be alone with her sister for very long for fear that an accident may happen,” Hazley said. “Plus it’s easier than hearing her yell and scream if I decide to close and lock the door. It’s much more peaceful this way.”
According to her mom, Noelle is a “spunky girl” who loves singing and dancing and has no problem chatting with adults.
“She is Disney-obsessed and can talk adults under a table,” she said. “She is always introducing herself to people and is the subject of a lot of my blog.”
Hazley submitted the funny video to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” for its “Ellen, Take Me Away” contest. The host asked moms to send videos that show how much they need a break and will allow the winner to sit in her “kids-free skybox.” The footage of Noelle was featured on the show, but Hazley hasn’t heard if she’s won yet.
The video has also racked up more than 14 million views on the NTD Television Facebook page as of Tuesday afternoon.
In what might be the funniest twist about the video, Hazley has received many messages from people who offered compliments about the tile in the bathroom and wanted to know more about the decor.
Hazley described the response to the video as “incredible” and knows that so many parents “can relate” to her daughter’s antics.
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