So our friends Charlie and Andy over at How To Be a Dad ran a video on their site that has gone viral, maybe you’ve seen it… The one of the little toddler boy hugging the little girl over and over and being rejected again and again.
Charlie said this of the video:
There are certain viral videos that encapsulate aspects of my whole life.
This one symbolizes every attempt I’ve ever made at relationships with the fairer sex… …. …. until my wife.
I think I asked for a girl’s number once in my whole life. I wasn’t the popular guy but I doted on the girls I liked.
When Charlie and Andy shared this video on their Facebook fan page, an immediate controversy erupted.
The first commenter said this: “and then i watched why little boys grow up not knowing that no means no, because parents stand by watching this, filming and laughing instead of letting the kid know he’s being a complete asshole.”
Is this true? Is she right? Are we teaching little boys to ignore “No” when said by little girls? Should someone have stepped in and told the little girl to use her words and not shove him in the face?
Is this video indicative of the experiences of guys who want love and are rejected over and over?
A combination of all of the above?
What would you do, were these your toddlers?
How about the notion that we will film anything without stepping in?