This video resonates to any parent of a child between the ages of 2 and 5. My own 4 year old son is dramatic about the cold when he’s tired. He will collapse on the floor and roll under the living room rug and claim he can’t brush his teeth because, “Its Fweeezzzing! I’m fweeeeeezing cold, it’s going to snow and ice it’s so cold!” (we live in Southern California so… you know… doubtful).
But what stands out for me about this video is the patient daddy behind the camera! Man, is he in the trenches of the preschool years, and yet he is measured, consistent, encouraging, and still compassionate. I assume when the tape stops rolling he picks her up and snuggles her and puts her to bed. But I gotta give him props for encouraging her to complete the task she is responsible for, without getting frustrated.
What do you think of the dad in this video?
Can you identify with the dramatics of a preschooler?