Stepdad notices his son snuck a girl into his room overnight, chronicles his attempts to get her out

If we asked you to make a mental inventory of the absolute toughest jobs in the world, you might list off the president of the U.S., an astronaut or maybe a pilot. The actual world’s toughest job, however, is one that might not immediately come to mind, and it’s done completely on a volunteer basis! We’re talking, naturally, about moms. Since man first began walking upright, and possibly a little before, moms have been telling their kids (and sometimes husbands) to knock it off.

Many would go so far as to swear moms have a sixth sense. This supernatural ability allows them to pick up on the smallest of cues to suss out the truth regarding their families. You don’t have to show them where it hurts, or that you had a bad day. They just know. Well… Most of the time, anyway. Sometimes moms can miss some crucial details, as one stepdad discovered – and then shared with the world.

Boys will be boys

So long as you’re living under their roof, moms will tell you, you’re going to have to follow their rules. It may be annoying, but moms are just looking out for us.

Boys will be boys

Probably the most well-known mom rule would be no girls allowed to sleep over. Makes sense, right? Boys will be boys, however, and this one couldn’t help himself.

Violating the law

That boy’s story was brought to us by a Twitter user called Tricky-D, his stepdad.

Tricky-D noticed his stepson had a girl spend the night in his room, in direct violation of the mom code.

Letting it play out

What was so unbelievable wasn’t that the girl stayed over, but that mom had no idea! Now, faced with an array of choices, Tricky-D had a decision to make.

Letting it play out

Sure, he could have just ratted the boy out, but where’s the fun in that? No, instead he chose to hang back, and let the family drama unfold as it may.

Everyone’s up

Tricky-D had no idea who the girl was, but he knew one thing – it was now morning, and junior would need to somehow smuggle her out of his upstairs room.

Only problem? The entire family was up, including mom. He wouldn’t be able to smuggle his lady friend out the front door, so he would have to get creative.

Just don’t think of waterfalls

Checking his watch, Tricky-D saw it was 10:39am. He had also picked up on definite sounds of movement coming from upstairs, where his stepson’s room was.

Just don’t think of waterfalls

Our lovebirds were up, and may have been becoming aware of their predicament. An added complication? Neither had gone to the bathroom yet.

Woman on a mission

Tricky-D’s wife had no idea about the high stakes game of hide-and-seek going on upstairs. Blissfully ignorant (for now), she embarked on her Saturday morning routine – cleaning the entire house.

Woman on a mission

She was so laser-focused on her task, in fact, that she failed to notice something that would’ve brought the game to a premature end.

The sneaker gambit

Mom may not have noticed, but Tricky-D certainly had! There they were – a pair of all-white sneakers that belonged to no one in the family.

The sneaker gambit

Therefore, Tricky-D deduced, they must belong to the mystery girl. Could she be smuggled out while mom was distracted? Or would mom find the shoes?

Seeing an opening

For a moment, it seemed like the stepson and his lady friend had a fighting chance.

While mom was cleaning up a storm elsewhere in the house, they could exit out of a side-door conveniently located at the bottom of the stairwell. It was perfect, except for one slight complication.

Hoofing it

That slight complication would be the mysterious lady going home barefooted. The side-door was by the kitchen and at the bottom of the stairs, Tricky-D explained.

It really was the perfect escape route, except for the fact that her sneakers were left all the way on the other side of the house.

Like a tornado made of brushes

It was 11am, and mom was furiously scrubbing the bathroom. He snapped a photo without her noticing to share with the thousands of people following live.

Just a reminder – junior and his friend still had not gone to the bathroom.

Rocking out

As mom was busy cleaning, she was blasting music at full volume. While the neighbors might be annoyed, it could serve as the perfect cover for the stepson and lady friend.

Rocking out

They could sprint across the house, grab her shoes, and shoo her out. Risky? Sure. But no guts, no glory.

Taking questions from the audience

Tricky-D was tweeting like a madman, keeping the people at home up to date with all of the developments – and now there were quite a few of them.

Taking questions from the audience

And his growing audience quickly began wondering, and asked the man himself – why didn’t he help his stepson get the girl out?

Man up

The answer was clear enough in his mind. Simply put, Tricky-D’s 18-year-old stepson was a “grown a** man.”

If he was man enough to get the girl into the house, he was man enough to get her back out again on his own. “We live and die by our choices,” Tricky-D stated.

Waited too long

Whether the stepson was man enough or not became large a hypothetical, as they had waited too long.

Waited too long

They didn’t seize the opportunity when it presented itself, and now it may have been too late. Mom had moved on to a different room.

Casting votes

Sure enough, mom had moved onto cleaning the kitchen, which was at the bottom of the stairs. Their escape route was blocked for now.

Casting votes

While waiting for development, Tricky-D set up a poll asking the audience who they were rooting for. The emotional crowd voted overwhelmingly in favor of “Young love.”

Trust the process

While we’re pretty sure stepson and his one-night companion had no idea so many people were rooting for them, both them and the internet may get their wish.

Trust the process

As both Tricky-D and stepson knew, after cleaning mom usually lays down for a few hours after lunch, to read and rest.

Holding it in

The way would be clear, the path would be free. It was all over… or was it? Not quite, it turned out.

Holding it in

The couple upstairs would need to wait about an hour until mom crashed. Need we remind you neither had gone to the bathroom yet?

Just a spectator

Literally thousands of people were on the edge of their seats, lapping up updates while providing snarky commentary of their own.

Just a spectator

They kept egging Tricky-D on, and he had to remind the audience that he was a spectator watching events unfold in real-time just like them.

Like the Gigli of stories

Now acutely aware of the audience’s expectations, Tricky-D was beginning to worry that all the hoopla would not end with a bang, but a sad whimper.

He was fearful his story would not – could not – live up to the hype. Like a “Ben Affleck Miramax movie.” Solid side burn there.

Breaking down

Well, she went and did it. Stepson’s lady friend couldn’t hold it in any longer. She broke down and went downstairs to use the bathroom.

Breaking down

That was the second most shocking development on that front, however, as Tricky-D saw her going down – and recognized her instantly!

Changing the relationship

Who was the mystery girl, then? None other than one of stepson’s closest friends, who now seemed to be a little something more.

Changing the relationship

Mom might be convinced it was just a “friendly sleepover”… if it wasn’t for the noises the two had made at 4am that didn’t sound like a rousing game of Scrabble.

Not noticing a thing

What mom would believe or not regarding the girl would soon turn out to be hypothetical.

Not noticing a thing

Somehow, she didn’t seem to notice another person who was definitely not supposed to be in the house use the downstairs bathroom. But was she truly oblivious to the entire thing? Tricky-D had begun having doubts.

Biting his tongue

In fact, Tricky-D found himself wondering whether his wife was truly ignorant or merely playing possum.

Biting his tongue

Could it be that she was playing the long con all along, just stringing everyone along until it was time to spring her trap? Tricky-D found himself regretting that he couldn’t ask.

Desperate times

It seems like things were becoming dire upstairs. Despite the fact the girl had managed to go to the bathroom, they were still no closer to leaving than they had been at the start of the saga.

Desperate times

It was time for stepson himself to take action.

(Dis)honesty is the best policy

Stepson was quickly realizing that the time to leave is fast approaching.

And so, he went downstairs himself, calm as you please, and grabbed his friend’s shoes. Make-or-break time.

Laying down her burdens

Without realizing it, stepson was onto something. Mom had completed her weekly Saturday chores, and was getting ready to hunker down with a good book.

She would be out of commission for the foreseeable future, and the coast would be clear for the two lovebirds.

Love finds a way

Sure enough, mom would be out of it for two or three hours, giving the two rascals plenty of time to watch a movie before heading off into the sunset.

Love finds a way

“Looks like young love finds a way, for now!” Tricky-D tweeted, as he considered the bittersweet ending to the story.

Out they go

To provide an epilogue to this tale, Tricky-D assumed the two youngsters would hit the side-door and bail as soon as mom was out of the way.

Sure enough, he was right. They left the house, having gotten away with the ultimate con.

Grabbing a cold one

It was time to wrap things up. Despite the somewhat anti-climactic ending, Tricky-D was grateful for his front row seat, and thanked everyone for following along.

Grabbing a cold one

Only later did he discover mom knew about the girl all along – she just thought it was a platonic sleepover between friends! Guess moms really do know best…sort of.