JAPAN (STORYFUL) - A mother looking for a few minutes to herself duped her toddler by leaving a life-size cardboard cutout of herself in the room with the child on Dec. 8.
Sharing video to Twitter, the child’s father said their one-year-old would cry as soon as his mother disappeared from sight. In the footage, the child’s mother can be seen setting up the cutout in the kitchen while the child is distracted, playing with toys in the adjoining living room.
As she tiptoes out of the room, the child continues to play, occasionally glancing back at his cardboard mom in the kitchen. According to the father, the child was entertained and did not notice the mother was missing for a full 20 minutes.