Mom’s 34-second clip is parenthood in a nutshell

Take relief where you can find it.

Feb 28, 2020, 6:00 pm*

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Jessica Machado 

Jessica Machado

Screengrab via Garner Quad Squad/YouTube

Ashley Gardner, star of the new reality show Rattled, has 2-year-old quadruplets. If you want to understand what that’s like, take one toddler tantrum and multiply it by a symphony of tantrums and subtract all your sanity. That’s why she literally has to hide in the pantry to get a moment of joy. 

In this 34-second clip, cut from a longer video where Gardner and her husband spend the day taking the kids to Target and wrangling them as they tumble down stairs like puppies, she takes the opportunity to slip into the snack closet and enjoy a Twizzler. Sort of. 

While parenting can be draining, the last few seconds of the video—that’s where you really find the sweet comic-relief spot in parenting. 

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*First Published: Jan 5, 2017, 10:43 am