Life advice is either useful or dreadful to hear, depending on who you ask. Some people find it sweet, others find it awkward, especially on certain topics. We appreciate your advice, older people – really, we do. But sometimes you don’t need to go into so much detail, okay? I don’t really exactly want to know what replacing dentures or the smell of dirty diapers is like.
And if us adolescents and young adults get this uncomfortable about it, can you imagine what little kids would feel? The poor things don’t even know what taxes are.
Let’s take a look at Grade-A example of this. How about this 4-year old and his advice for a barely 1-year old baby? Sounds like it’s going to go well.
Mom has to go make lunch for the 4-year old Ari, so she tells him to watch the baby while she’s busy. He opens up with a “Let’s talk, Finn”.
“I’ve been on this Earth for four long YEEEAAARS!!!” he says as he shouts “YEARS” with all his energy
Baby Finn is obviously taken aback at what’s happening in front of him
“Mommy and daddy are gonna say “NO” a lot. They’re just trying to keep you alive”
Nothing but facts. The sooner Finn knows this, the better. Kids like touching stuff they’re not supposed to, as everyone knows. It’s only annoying when it’s your phone or your glasses, but scissors and electric fans are a whole different thing.
“When mommy and daddy say “no”, always ask Grandma. Grandma always says yes.”
He’s only 4 but he’s figured out how to cheese the system already. When Finn is old enough to do the same thing, the two of them will be unstoppable. Poor Grandma.
“Mommy says too much screen time is bad, but I don’t believe it!”
Ari, like every other kid, hasn’t fully appreciated sleep yet. When he’s older, he’ll realize why you shouldn’t stare at a screen if you want to get sleep and function like a normal person. Then again, most of us are still scrolling through Twitter at half past midnight, so who are we to judge?
“Some day, you’ll have to wipe your own butt. It’s nasty!”
Wow, Ari. Maybe that advice could have waited ’till he was 2? Just look at Finn’s reaction to that :
Although the next bit of advice switches things up and is way cuter
Arguably one of the more important things he’ll teach Finn. Let’s hope the baby’s paying attention! Wouldn’t want him to lose focus after the butt-wiping advice. That would have been quite the shocker to a baby. Having their butts cleaned for them after they poop is half their life.
Next up, Ari describes how annoying it is when grown-ups talk to you in baby voices. Let’s hope their mom in the kitchen hears him!
Makes you wonder just when kids start to notice that you’re being a bit patronizing to them when you speak in baby voice. Who would have known?
Nevertheless, Ari’s advice is solid so far. He’s pretty wise for someone in kindergarten. Thank goodness baby Finn has someone so experienced to listen to.
“Grown ups will try to get you to sleep more. Don’t do it! You might miss out on something exciting.”
Oh dear. What is it with kids and not wanting to sleep?
I guess being easy for them to get sleep is probably why they take it for granted. Although we may be preaching to the choir here.
He’ll probably regret saying that in 10 years or so
The next thing Ari makes a point to mention is which things you shouldn’t eat, and the list includes bubblegum, money, garbage, your dog and Play-Doh. Boy, do I hope he’s not speaking from experience.
At least he’s not wrong. It’d be pretty useful if babies knew what they should and shouldn’t eat, but here we are having to keep paint and toothpaste out of their reach.
Then Ari bestows some, uh, forbidden knowledge on Finn
“Let me tell you where babies come from.” he says before pointing in some general direction with his finger
Finn cries and Ari just casually tells him, “Yeah that was my reaction too”. I’m sure he appreciates the advice, Finn. But maybe he didn’t need to know that.
“What am I supposed to do with this information?”
It’s worth noting that Ari and Finn aren’t biologically related. That doesn’t change how much Ari loves him though, and that’s what matters. Blood might be thicker than water, but love is all you need.
“You know, Finn, sometimes you gotta cry it out. But I’m always here for you.” says Ari, before Finn smiles at him
“Even though we’re not related, we’re still brothers.” he tells Finn before planting a kiss on his forehead
Who could ask for anything sweeter than this? Ari is going to make a wonderful older brother, and Finn is fortunate to have him. Having someone who unconditionally loves you and has your back no matter what is one of the greatest gifts you’ll ever receive.
When Finn is older and needs someone to talk or cry to, he’ll have Ari. Just as he should. Let Ari and Finn brighten up your day by playing the video down below.
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