There is one sound that scares parents sh*tless, and we have shivers running down our spines just thinking about it. Even Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson East, who isn’t afraid to hurtle through the air, knows how terrifying it is.
The mother of two shared a super relatable Instagram reel with the banner “the only sound that scares parents…” on Thursday. Johnson and her husband, football player Andrew East — who are both known for their hilarious meal prep style and for how well they know the ways of picky eaters — are seen in their kitchen chopping peppers and making an Athletic Greens drink, respectively.
In the background, you can hear children screaming, shreiking, and crying as objects smash into walls and break. The couple peacefully continues their tasks amidst the chaos until they hear that dreaded sound…
“…silence,” the reel says.
The two looked up and then quickly headed off in either direction to see what went so wrong that the kids got quiet.
“Just doesn’t sound right hahaha,” Johnson captioned the post, and commenters couldn’t agree more.
“10000000000% 😂” Brittany Aldean said.
“This is spot on😂👌🏼 when my 4 and 2 year old play silently you know something is wrong,” said a follower.
“Haha so true silence is never good,” said another.
And just get ready for the horror that is this next comment. *Deep breath*
“It’s always the markers….. utter silence and they’re creating a Picasso in the hallway.”
NOOO!!! Please no silence and please no murals!
Although, perhaps it would be better if Drew, 3, and Jett, 1 got silent while doing arts and crafts than after practicing their backflips or poking around in the family gym.
After our conversation with Johnson last month, we imagine she would do her best to take a hallway masterpiece in stride. After all, she is trying to leave “mom guilt” in 2022, and we are all for that resolution.
“I feel like with being a mom, the hardest part is that mom guilt and obsessing over not doing things perfectly,” she said in an exclusive interview with SheKnows. “And I just kinda want to live in the moment and just do my best every single day that I can — whatever threshold that is — and leave the rest behind.”
We want to live in that moment too! … So long as it’s a very loud moment.
Before you go, check out Chrissy Teigen’s best quotes about being a mom.
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