With many schools moving to online classes this fall, kids and their parents are doing their best to adapt to the at-home learning environment.
While some moms and dads are struggling with the change, Deb Plafker of Danville, California, couldn’t be happier in her new role as “Principal Mom.”
Because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Deb’s 17-year-old son Max began his senior year of high school at home. His mom and older sister Jamie couldn’t resist having some fun with the situation!
“We were making jokes about all the funny things that would happen during this online coronavirus school time,” Jamie told GMA. “I started writing them all down and said, ‘We have to put this on TikTok.'”
That’s how Principal Mom was born! On Max’s first day of online classes, she began making hilarious morning announcements for him. When Jamie shared the first video on TikTok, thousands fell in love with their humor… which obviously meant they had to keep going!
In one video, Deb announces, “Your drama class has been canceled because with your sister living here, there’s enough drama in this house already.”
In another, she jokes, “Just a reminder: lunch today is whatever you make yourself.”
But perhaps the funniest clip captures Deb’s high-pitched singing for choir tryouts, after which she conducts a fire drill!
Her silliness paired with Max’s irritated expressions have fans cracking up — and begging for more! Even teachers are thanking Deb for making them smile!
“It started out as a joke in our house and now we’ve warmed people’s homes,” Deb said. “It’s really nice.”
Max may not be a fan of Principal Mom, but we’ll take her any day! Virtual learning isn’t easy, but she certainly makes it fun!
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