If you have a toddler, you know the tale. Parent puts toddler to bed, toddler gets out of bed one million, seven-hundred and four times. And toddlers don't even care if you're the Prime Minister of the country. Such was the case for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as her adorable little girl popped out of bed while the world leader was conducting a live stream for her nation.

Toddlers play hardcore when it comes to bedtime, and they don't care who you are or what your job is! If they need you, they need you and that was the case for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern last week.

Telling those watching her live stream about the state of their country's Covid restrictions hat she thought she had a free minute, she also told her three-year-old daughter to get back on into bed as it was past her bedtime!


Viewers heard, "Mummy! Mummy!" and saw Ardern look off-camera repeatedly before they heard her tell her daughter, "You're meant to be in bed, darling," and "Pop back to bed, I'll come and see you in a second."

Daughter Neve Ardern Gayford clearly didn't have any concerns about what she was interrupting, and Ardern said thankfully that her own mother was there and was was tending to her granddaughter.

Ardern apologized to her entire country as she turned back to the camera, laughing and calling the interruption a bedtime fail.

But really, was it a bedtime fail or just part of the territory when it comes to toddler parenting and working from home? Ardern even asked viewers if anyone else had kids that escaped several times after bedtime. (And all the mamas raised their hands.)

Ardern continued and little Neve got pretty tired of waiting for Mum to come in that 'second' she promised. Toward the end of the live stream, after hearing sweet little Neve, Ardern responded to her and apologized for it taking so long.

And that's why we love when mamas show that you CAN indeed parent a toddler and run a country.

You just have to remember to make sure the littles are FULLY asleep before you hit the computer!

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