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January 25, 2014 1:34 PM   Subscribe

What the hell is in that ice cream, Ambien?
posted by chrchr at 1:39 PM on January 25 [1 favorite]

Theory: Long day full of activities. "If you're good, we'll get ice cream later!" Kid is good, kid is tired, kid gets ice cream, this happens. Parents film & laugh.
posted by Mizu at 1:43 PM on January 25 [7 favorites]

"Falling asleep" or passing out from rapid brain-cooling?
posted by jamjam at 2:25 PM on January 25

i can't decide whether this is adorable or unsettling.
posted by aka burlap at 2:46 PM on January 25 [2 favorites]

I think Mizu has it. I suspect every parent has either a photo or video of their child/children doing much the same as this.
posted by dg at 3:26 PM on January 25

i can't decide whether this is adorable or unsettling.
It's adorable... it would be unsettling if they weren't sitting up, and thus unlikely to choke or drown in ice cream.
posted by MikeWarot at 3:30 PM on January 25

I just realized what I'm recognizing here. They've lost all higher-level mental faculties, all that's left is the knowledge that they need to feeeeed.

I'm not even kidding, this is that weird sleepwalking/Ambien thing, where you'd assume that someone would need to be conscious to realize that (for example) the ice cream will melt if they don't eat it right away.

But it turns out that our primate brains can understand that perfectly well, and you wonder when they'll realize they don't actually need us.
posted by Riki tiki at 3:46 PM on January 25 [4 favorites]

His sister says, "I think he's sleep eating."
posted by Anitanola at 3:59 PM on January 25 [1 favorite]

Team adorable. And yeah, the videos reminded me a lot of the way my kids would nurse while asleep/falling asleep. Babies are no stranger to the eating while sleeping thing, and some of these kids are not so far from babyhood. I don't think it is that big of a stretch to sub in a delicious ice cream cone and have the same kind of thing happen.
posted by fancyoats at 5:05 PM on January 25 [1 favorite]

When my son was a young toddler, this happened a lot. And it was always cute and hilarious. And I took video whenever possible.
posted by zardoz at 6:29 PM on January 25


Also: ice cream in car seats?! Augh!!!

Cute. And kinda weird.
posted by amanda at 9:28 PM on January 25

I'm a teacher, so this is heaven
posted by antipode12 at 9:32 PM on January 27

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