Fuki Sato lives in Japan with her 1-year-old son but this week she became world-famous for a hot second thanks to her husband’s genius idea.

Their son freaks out when he can’t see mama, so she replaced herself with a cardboard cut-out so that she could have a few minutes to herself.

As first reported by Romper. Sato’s husband came up with the idea and posted a video of the results on Twitter.

In the video, Sato replaces herself with the cardboard version while her son is playing. For 20 minutes he plays happily, glancing over every so often to make sure mama is still there.

It’s probably not a strategy that would work long term, but it sure is funny.