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This Mom On TikTok’s Magic Power Is Knowing Which Size Container Will Fit Her Leftovers
By Hallae Khosravi, CBC PARENTS STAFF
Apr 29, 2020
What is it about something fitting perfectly into or onto something else that is just so satisfying?
You're spending your days trying to fit that toy into this cubby and this snack into that container, when suddenly — organizational bliss. The stars align. Everything is clean and together and right for a moment. You've found two items that were meant for each other in the battle of keeping things in order.
I can't find a term for whatever magic happens in our brains when two unrelated things from completely different places come together in perfect-fit harmony — but it's not new for us humans to be sharing this strange pleasure with others. There was even a Tumblr in Tumblr's glory days that was dedicated to the subject.
But now we're in TikTok's glory days, and everything may be vertical now, but the fit is still so good.
Roya Shariat (who works for the ultra-hip beauty brand Glossier) has been sharing her mom's secret power on her TikTok during these days at home: she can always find the ideal container for whatever she's cooked.
Take a look.
And you'll have nothing to worry about if the littles catch you in your 30 seconds alone and start watching these over your shoulder.
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