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'Street Fighting' Baby Is Having the Time of His Life (VIDEO)

by Jeanne Sager on April 20, 2012 at 9:18 AM

baby street fighterCall me a judgey mom, but when I saw the words "infant gets a lesson in street fighter," my mouth dropped open and my eyes got wide. But I redeemed myself! Swearsies! I actually watched a dad giving his little guy a lesson in one of the coolest things to come out of Japan since Hello Kitty.

And man did I get a fit of the giggles. I probably laughed as hard as little Ryder, although I can assure you mine was not as cute (is anything as cute as a baby giggle? Really?). That kid LOVED it! And what's more, I realized something about parenting.

This is the kind of thing that separates the moms from the dads. Hold up, that's not a bad thing! But think about it ... how many moms do you know who would practice street fighter moves (safely) with their infant? Maybe a few, but it's by and large more of a guy thing.

Dads often play with the kids differently than moms. I know my husband is the one who was more willing to play airplane, while I was hyperventilating in a corner that he might drop her. But that's probably the best thing he could have done for her. He gave her a different experience than she got with me, and the two sides came together to make the awesome kid we have today.

Something to think about as you get a look at little Ryder and his dad playing "street fighter" and all the fun they're having. I hope you laugh the way I did!

How does the play your significant other does with your child differ from yours?

 

Image via 420invzim/YouTube

hat/tip to Buzzfeed for uncovering this gem

Filed Under: baby development, bonding

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  • the4m...
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    the4mutts

    April 20, 2012 at 10:24 AM
    Not much actually. I teach my kids how to hit/kick properly, just in case they need to defend themselves. But I frame it in the "fun" category, so that they don't think I want them hitting for no reason.
    I rough house, play football, run, jump, and play baby dolls, paint nails, d hair.... all with my boys and girls. So does my SO. I guess the only difference, is that he's in better shape, and I get tired faster! LoL
  • mama_...
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    mama_bear77

    April 20, 2012 at 12:04 PM
    when it comes to mommy and daughter shes just all hugs and sitting quietly, but when daddy gets home its kisses, hugs and tickles
  • MsRkg
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    MsRkg

    April 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    I don't really play to much with my son and his toys. I'm more into playing games with him that get him active and moving like tag, hide and seek, or using the wii, or activities that stimulate his mind and creative side like reading and drawing and painting. He has his father and his imagination to use with his toys. When hubby comes home , it hugs, kisses, and then off to play with his mini-race cars and use the dog as their "highway". lol


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    jessicasmom1

    April 25, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    she is all hugs and kisses to Mom, but her first words were Dada .. 


  • Kmakk...
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    Kmakksmom

    May 7, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    He is more rough house kind of play than I am.


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