Any parent will agree that dealing with a toddler’s temper tantrums is no easy task, especially if it happens in a public place. One mom hilariously shared her little one’s collapse in Olive Garden via TikTok, and it’s now going viral.
Kayla Sullivan, 29, is a former Oklahoma-based television reporter. In the now viral video, Sullivan is dressed as she would for a camera appearance. However, she stands in the hallway of her house and uses a toy instead of a microphone. “Hello, Kayla Sullivan live from outside my son’s room where he is currently being held until the nap is over,” she said in her voice into the camera. “Now this story involves a minor, so I can’t divulge any details, but what I can confirm is that my son is a 2 year old terrorist who held me hostage at the Olive Garden. “
She goes on to explain that she was meeting friends who currently have no children and “probably never will” after what they witnessed. “The authorities believe that the appropriate precautions have been taken,” she said. “I brought my son’s favorite snacks and even risked the judgment of other moms by bringing an iPad. But even “Cocomelon” could not have stopped this collapse. “
Sullivan explains that a waitress was quick to respond to her son’s calls for ketchup, continuing, “Sadly, his good deed was later punished after he threw a fork covered in ketchup at her. Not all heroes carry cape, but he should have worn an apron. “
The video, which was posted on January 1, already has more than 20 million views, with several parents saying it is highly relevant. Sullivan says her videos started out as a TikTok challenge, but she’s started doing more to deal with parenthood – and some of the judgment that comes with it. “My son had temper tantrums in public and it’s really embarrassing… I was channeling a bunch of different incidents that happened to me in public and trying to connect with other parents,” Sullivan told TODAY Parents in an interview. “Are you going to be perfect on the [parenting] advice every time? No, because we are still human. It’s such a difficult place to live because you are judged no matter what you do and this is the message I want to send: I could be the perfect parent and there is always someone who judges me even to be the one. perfect parent.
Sullivan also told the outlet that she was not referring to her son as a terrorist. “Everyone joked, ‘You never negotiate with a terrorist.’ But when you are embarrassed, you will give them “Cocomelon”. You want them to stop and so that was the feeling you could relate to. But in no way is the shape or form of my son a terrorist, ”she explained. “I love my child. I only use endearing terms for him. He’s actually a very well-behaved child. But he’s a toddler and all toddlers have tantrums.