A little girl fought her urge to eat an ice cream by having a chat with it and explaining why she was not allowed to eat it yet.
Beth Goggin, from Atlanta, Georgia, filmed her four-year-old daughter, Ceci Grace Goggin, as put a delicious-looking cup of ice cream in front of her and told her to wait.
While Ceci waited for Beth to come back she adorably told her ice cream: ‘No, don’t lick me, mummy said don’t eat that before I come back.’
Four-year-old Ceci, from Atlanta, Georgia, managed to wait patiently before eating her ice cream by whispering to it
Adorably she tells the ice cream: ‘No, don’t lick me, mummy said don’t eat that before I come back,’ as she pretends to lick it
The seemingly impossible request was part of a social media challenge that tests children’s willpower and patience.
The ‘patience challenge’ has seen some toddlers impress their parents with their self-discipline while other toddlers could not help but give in.
Little Ceci managed to practise restraint by talking to the ice cream about her situation.
The adorable video shows her after her mother leaves the room asking the pink-and-white treat how it is doing.
She explains to the cup that her mother said to wait for her to come back as she pretends to give the ice cream a lick.
Ceci continues to talk to the cup saying ‘you are ice cream’ and sternly reminding it: ‘Mommy said, “Don’t eat that before I come back.” ‘
Eventually Beth returns and Ceci excitedly tucks into her well-deserved cup of ice cream
She also breaks out into song before tempting herself by putting her tongue torturously close to the ice cream.
At the end of the video Beth returns and Ceci excitedly tucks into the ice cream cup.
Beth said: ‘Ceci did not actually lick it to my knowledge, I looked and didn’t see any licks.
‘She is a very outgoing child who loves Pink and knows the worlds to a lot of her songs.
‘I did this because I was curious to see if my daughter had the patience, I am going to try it again with an iPad in front of her.’