My husband’s parenting hack keeps our kids entertained and completely contains any mess – he can just play on his phone

A MOMENT of peace is something to cherish, especially when you are a parent of young children.

One woman shared her husband’s trick to effortlessly entertaining his children.

TikTok user Kaylie shared her husband's trick to entertaining his kids while looking at his phone


TikTok user Kaylie shared her husband’s trick to entertaining his kids while looking at his phoneCredit: TikTok/varneyfamily

TikTok user Kaylie (@varneyfamily) showed her followers how her partner Mason manages to check his phone while keeping their kids busy.

In her Videoshe filmed Mason sitting on the couch scrolling his phone.

As a result of Mason’s unconventional thinking, his daughters ended up in such a situation.

Next to him, the couple’s two little daughters were playing in a large cardboard box.

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The children were busy scribbling on the walls of the box with their crayons.

The unique trick protected the walls of the house and prevented the kids from making a mess.

“Another parenting trick my husband did,” Kaylie captioned the video.

TikTok users lavished praise on the hands-off hack in the comments section.

“They’re glad you’re happy, dad’s happy, everyone’s happy,” one viewer wrote.

Another impressed follower said, “There’s nothing like a good old big box to play with!”

“You’re telling me I can put a whole kid or two in a box, give them some crayons and call it a day??! I don’t have any kids but this is awesome!” commented a third person.

Another TikTok user pointed out, “It’s almost like her little tree house.”

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The couple's children painted the inside of the box while their father looked at his phone


The couple’s children painted the inside of the box while their father looked at his phoneCredit: TikTok/varneyfamily

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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