Dad Gets Overwhelmed by His Crying Babies & Calls the Cops for Help

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crying babyNeed a good laugh today? (C'mon, we all do.) I couldn't help but crack a smile after hearing about a dad in Germany who called the cops for help because his babies wouldn't stop crying.

Yes, this really happened.

The poor dude was home alone caring for his twin 5-month-olds and a 2-year-old, and when he couldn't get his wife on the phone to help, and was unable to stop the kiddos from crying on his own -- he broke down and called the police out of pure desperation.

(OMG. Are you loving this story, or what?)

Wait, it gets better.

Instead of hanging up on him or getting all bent out of shape that he was wasting their time over crying babies, the cops actually listened to him, and even offered some tips for how to deal with the situation. (Aww!)

Um, this is seriously one of the funniest things I've ever heard! I wish I could've been a fly on the wall in that house when he made the call, because you know those babies must have been really wailing if he felt the need to get the police involved.

I left my husband alone with our son countless times when he was an infant, and luckily, I never got a panicked phone call from him, and to my knowledge, he never called anyone else for assistance either.

But I do recall one time when I was away on an overnight trip, he admitted putting our son to bed an hour or two earlier than normal. I never really said anything to him about it, but I'm assuming he'd had enough and figured ending the day early would save him a little bit of sanity.

Oh well, at least I didn't come home and find a police cruiser in my driveway.

Has your husband ever called you or anyone else for help with the baby?


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nonmember avatar Brittany

Good for that Dad!! I've been getting so sad seeing how many babies are hurt or killed because their parent (or caretaker as the case may be) just couldn't handle the crying. I think it's silly and a little funny that he called the cops, but I'm mostly relieved and glad that he was able to ask for help when he knew he needed it, rather than getting frustrated and shaking the babies.

psych... psychofab

Not sure this is funny. This is how you end up with shaken babies and children who were hit out of pure frustration. I'd commend him for calling instead of doing something he'd regret forever. 

Kimberly Hermansen Thomas

With shaken baby syndrome a serious problem, I would be sooooo happy to have any care giver call the police for help if they are feeling overwhelmed. I'm sure the police have seen enough cases of Shaken Baby to take this man seriously. I'm glad they helped and that everyone is healthy and happy!

Bunmi Lad

Not that funny. I feel sad for this father's situation. Moms get overwhelmed, too. I can't imagine taking care of two twins and 2-year old. Let's stop making fun of dads...

fave82 fave82

aw, poor guy mustve felt desperate!

nonmember avatar My turn

Good for him. I was told so many times that when you're feeling overwhelmed, call somebody. This guy didn't know what to do so he called for help. And his kids were kept safe because of his actions. He should be commended, not mocked.

the4m... the4mutts

Don't make fun! This man was smart. He knew he was in over his head, and did the best he could. At least he didn't abuse them. He got help.

ms_da... ms_danielle_j

This isn't funny! Dumb ass author. I'm glad he called for help and didn't take his anger out on the children or leave. I commend him. I'm proud of him!

Pinkmani Pinkmani

My dad tells this story a lot: When my mom went back to work, he stayed home with me. On the first day, I cried for hours. He tried everything including simulating breastfeeding. The neighbor rang the doorbell to bring over our mail that she accidently recieved. I stopped crying as soon as she picked me up. He says that he kept telling himself, "Don't shake her, whatever you do, don't shake the baby". 

Parenting is hard, espeically if you don't have help!

nonmember avatar STFU Mary

What a stupid article. are your really making fun of a father who was so overwhelmed that he called the cops instead of shaking or abusing the baby like we hear about so often? idiot.

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