By Jasmine Kazlauskas
A stunned mum faced a three hour cleanup operation when her cheeky toddlers trashed their entire house with flour after being left alone for less than five minutes.
Darcie Mawson captured the hilarious moment tots Tyler, three, and two-year-old Sienna were caught red handed after rummaging through their pantry and scattering flour, pasta, oats and rice across their home in Teesdale, Victoria, Australia.
The stay-at-home mum-of-three had left the kids in the lounge unattended for just a few minutes while she put a load of laundry in the washing machine.
But in that small amount of time the troublemaking tots wreaked havoc across the house – which 26-year-old Darcie said took three hours to clean before partner Rhys Bradding, also 26, returned home from work.
Darcie, who is also mum to six-week-old Brinlee, said she was ‘speechless’ when she captured the hysterical footage late last year.
Since sharing it online for the first time last week, her adorable video of a flour-covered Tyler and Sienna grinning naughtily at the camera has warmed hearts online and had parents in stitches.
Darcie said: “We were all just hanging out at home and I went to go put a load of laundry on.
“I had only been gone for about five minutes or less. It wasn’t long at all.
“Then as I’m walking back I hear Tyler telling Sienna ‘quick hide, mum’s coming!’.
“I knew they must have been up to some trouble, but I wasn’t quite prepared for what I saw.
“They had managed to pull out everything from the pantry. Flour, pasta, oats, barley, herbs and rice – the entire house was just covered in it.
“It was the messiest thing that they’ve ever done. I couldn’t find them, so I walked around the corner and they were hiding.
“They were covered in flour, and they just looked up at me with these hilarious cheeky grins.
“I was exploding with laughter on the inside, but I didn’t want them to think it was funny, so I had to try and act serious and keep a straight face.
“The look on their faces as I walked around the corner and saw them was priceless.
“I told them that what they did was very naughty and that the more time mummy had to clean up the less time I’d have to play with them.”
Darcie admitted Rhys also couldn’t believe the mess the youngsters – who are ‘the best of friends’ – had created.
She added: “They’re just so cute, you can’t stay annoyed at them for too long.
“They were really having a ball just playing in their own mess.
“My partner Rhys couldn’t believe what they had done. It was so funny.
“They’re at that cheeky age and just the best of friends.
“It’s just one of those funny things that kids do. I’ll never forget it.”