Being a mom means that you will often find yourself in some frustrating situations. The question is: how will you react? When one mom discovered that her kids had shaved their heads she handled it in the most amazing way.

Mom of three Stephanie Plucknette was only out of the room for less than 10 minutes when all hell broke loose. In the span of eight minutes her kids managed to get a hold of electric clippers and give each other haircuts. You can imagine the feeling when Plucknette walked in and discovered what had happened.

Her oldest, five-year-old Teddy was playing barber to his younger siblings Eloise, three, and Fred, two. “When I walked into the kitchen, Teddy was standing there with clippers in his hands. He was a little proud at first,” she told BuzzFeed.

Plucknette was obviously shocked by the situation, as you can see in the video. She initially posted her reaction to her Instagram stories. With grace and positivity, she assures the kids that it’s just hair and it will grow back. “We’ll make it work, OK? We’ll make it work,” she says.

Plucknette’s brother later shared her video on Twitter with her permission and it quickly went viral racking up over 8 million views. The viral reaction initially worried Plucknette, “These are my kids and you can’t take this stuff back,” she said. “I am private. This is fun, but I also want to be protective over my children.”

Fortunately the reactions from viewers have been positive and supportive with many giving her praise over how she kept her cool and empathizing over the challenges of motherhood. One commenter summed it up well, “She’s an amazing mom. the way she handled it, the way she spoke to her children and still reassured them that they were beautiful. Mom of the year award goes to her.”

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Scott Feldstein via Flickr



This Viral Teacher’s Letter about Standardized Testing Will Move You

3 Viral Baby Boom Photos You Have to See to Believe

Viral Mother-Daughter Pic Ups “Take Your Child to Work Day” to a New Heights