Parenting

Little Girl's Viral Paint Mishap Sums Up Life With Toddlers

A Colorado mom was in for quite a surprise after she left her toddler alone in the living room for a few minutes.

Victoria Farmer was breastfeeding her infant son in the next room when she noticed the house became "scary quiet," she told FOX31 Denver.

When she went to check on her daughter Anistyn, she found the 2-year-old covered in white paint, looking like an ancient Greek statue.

In her interview with FOX31 Denver, Farmer explained that she'd been doing some home improvement late into the previous night, and when she was finished, she couldn't get the paint bucket lid to fully seal. Exhausted, she went to bed and left it partially open -- which was just enough for Anistyn to take a dip.

“It looks like she just climbed right in and went for a swim,” the mom wrote on Facebook when she shared a photo of the toddler. Her post quickly made its away across her friends' social media feeds and beyond. On Life of Dad's Facebook page, the image was shared over 25,000 times.

Farmer told 7News Denver that she and her sister quickly washed the paint off the little girl, but cleaning the little white footprints off the floor was a much more challenging endeavor. "I look like an irresponsible parent, but she's just really quick," she added.

At the end of the day, the mess is pretty adorable. But maybe don't try this at home.

H/T Yahoo

Also on HuffPost:

Kids Doing Adult Things