The adorable baby girl featured in this delightful (and ridiculously cute) video knows what’s hers and isn’t afraid to fight for it! More to the point, she’s clearly tired of dad trying to poach veggies from her plate and hastens (in the sweetest way possible) to reclaim her rightful culinary property. Good for you, little girl! Stop that veggie-grabbing food thief right in his tracks! Our suspicion, however, is that her dad isn’t so much trying to filch her food as he is attempting to get her to take an interest in eating it herself. Anybody who’s ever tried to feed a baby knows that sometimes they just don’t want what you’re trying to offer, no matter how tempting or tasty it may appear. Sometimes, in that situation, your best bet is to demonstrate eating the food yourself and hope that the baby in question—since very young children are natural and gifted mimics—will imitate you and do likewise.
And the little girl’s endearing cry of triumph when she successfully nabs a pea right out of her dad’s hand before he can get it into his mouth makes it all worthwhile. This charming moment of stellar parenting capture on video reminds us of our own younger days, when our parents loomed before us with all the size and seemingly omnipotent strength as if they were actual gods. As we got bigger, of course, we realized that they were only human, just like we are. Still, it was always nice to think that there was someone out there who was strong enough to solve all your problems for you—or to offer that spoonful of comedy, like the dad in this video, that helped even the yuckiest of vegetables go down more easily. If you’re looking for your daily dose of “Awwwwwwwww!” then you really don’t have to look any further than this one. It also comes in handy if you’re still on the fence about what to serve for dinner tonight! Peas and carrots, anyone?
Hitting the Play button now will definitely get you the hearty chuckle you could probably use at this point in your day, and we urge you to do so without wasting another moment. And then maybe call your dad and tell him that you’re thinking of him. We’re guessing that a quick call from you will brighten his day—and yours right along with it.