Britney Spears, in addition to being one of the pop saviors of the aughts, is also a mother to two ridiculously cute little boys, Sean Preston (11) and Jayden James (10). And, like any mom, she gets to navigate the daily balancing act of focusing on both her career and her impish kids.
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(I feel like that photo pretty accurately illustrates what it’s like to be a single mom.)
Britney currently resides with her two sons in Las Vegas, NV, where she has been completing her “Piece of Me” residency. And, as is to be expected with two little boys, occasionally they scare the ever-loving shit out of their mom.
Preston and Jayden apparently decided to prank their pop-star mom the other night, and chose to capture the moment by stealing her phone and recording the entirety of their process — which, spoiler alert, basically just consisted of Preston jumping out at Britney as she comes around a corner.
(Side note: I especially love Preston’s explanation before the video. It’s as though he felt the need to tell the audience, “We don’t normally do this, but we were obligated to do so for the sake of COMEDY.”)
And, to be fair, the prank was enormously successful: Britney reacted to sons’ surprise with a truly horrified scream of “PRESTON!,” and fell to the ground.
I mean, just look at this impressive spectrum of hysteria:
Like, I never thought I’d see the day when someone would be so emotionally destroyed by an innocent corner-scare — but that day has finally arrived, and I’m very thankful that it involved Britney Spears.
Britney, I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this, but your sons are going to be responsible for helming the next iteration of Punk’d, entitled Punk’d 2: Jumping Out From Behind Stuff.