Confession time: when kiddo was a baby, I used to play the "Mommy" or "Daddy" game. Don't lie, you know what I'm talking about. You sit in front of your little cutie and try to get them to say YOUR name. This game is fun in the way that anything is fun to two people who have just miraculously produced something small and human and managed to figure out how to make it eat and poop in between all that sleeping. So, how could it possibly become more fun?
As one dad found, you attempt to outwit said small human. Because when you lose, things tend to get reallllly funny, reallllly fast. Just take a look at the most adorable little smartypants you will see all day, and you'll see what I mean (warning, there is some foul language printed on the screen at one point, so not a good one for the kiddos):
Bwaahahaha! Did papa ask for it or what? The first rule of the "Mommy" or "Daddy" game is to be prepared to lose (second rule: don't talk about "Mommy" or "Daddy" game to anyone who isn't one or the other ... they won't get it). The harder you try to get them to say one, they're bound to say the other. Happens. Every. Time.
I would like to offer this dad a bit of friendly advice as a bit of a thank-you for sharing this epic cuteness that I know made MY day better. It's OK if your child does not always say your name. As one mother with kids older than my own taught me when my daughter was just a baby, if your child says your spouse's name in the middle of the night, THEY feel duty-bound to answer while you get to sleep. See, there's always a trade-off, folks!
Spill -- how often do you play the "Mommy" or "Daddy" game?
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