Happy Father's Day!
June 19, 2016 9:55 AM   Subscribe


 
You do realise that the kids who see these pictures when they get older will be humiliated and maybe even driven crazy? Heck, some of them night turn out to be cereal killers.

Happy Father's Day, everybody!
posted by spoobnooble II: electric bugaboo at 9:59 AM on June 19, 2016 [38 favorites]


I think the original challenge was directed to parents, so it's safe to say some of those Cheerio stackers are moms.
posted by peacheater at 10:00 AM on June 19, 2016


You could totally win this by tying a very fine piece of fishing line to a baby hair, and threading cheerios on like beads.
posted by idiopath at 10:05 AM on June 19, 2016 [4 favorites]


You way is not very sportsmanlike.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:07 AM on June 19, 2016 [19 favorites]


I envy parents of babies who can sleep through more than three Cheerios.
posted by Metroid Baby at 10:09 AM on June 19, 2016 [15 favorites]


Other ways to humiliate your first-born include the Little Vampire Pacifier.
posted by Paul Slade at 10:23 AM on June 19, 2016 [2 favorites]


ctrl-f ophiocordyceps

Whew, I guess that was just me. Happy Father's Day! Have fun, guys!
posted by miles per flower at 10:45 AM on June 19, 2016 [3 favorites]


Half of these are glued together. The other half are off-brand Toasty Oats and should not be counted. Thumbs way down.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:01 AM on June 19, 2016 [4 favorites]


Use only Cheerios that are found naturally upon the baby.
posted by Artw at 11:04 AM on June 19, 2016 [15 favorites]


Half of these are glued together.

I thought any Cheerio within arms reach of an infant naturally secreted a glue coating.
posted by cmfletcher at 11:16 AM on June 19, 2016 [18 favorites]


My daughter is six, but apparently is totally up for this having seen the pictures.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 11:16 AM on June 19, 2016 [3 favorites]


I salute the cereal box dads
posted by not_the_water at 11:55 AM on June 19, 2016 [1 favorite]


Pfft. Sleepy newborns are basically inanimate. I'm not impressed unless it's on a mobile baby.

(But actually, no, because a child is not a prop. Even if they're really sleepy.)
posted by snickerdoodle at 12:10 PM on June 19, 2016


Other ways to humiliate your first-born include the Little Vampire Pacifier.

That's the only pacifier my first born ever remotely tolerated and it was a shitload of fun watching the judgier-than-thou double takes.
posted by romakimmy at 12:11 PM on June 19, 2016 [3 favorites]


But actually, no, because a child is not a prop. Even if they're really sleepy.

You can pretty much consider it pre-revenged though.
posted by Artw at 12:24 PM on June 19, 2016 [2 favorites]


All of these are joyful except the ear one.
posted by Night_owl at 2:08 PM on June 19, 2016 [1 favorite]


I love the one with the Froot Loops and the sad dog that clearly wants those Froot Loops.
posted by Weeping_angel at 2:30 PM on June 19, 2016 [2 favorites]


I bet all the fun that these parents were having is good for the babies, too.
posted by aniola at 3:30 PM on June 19, 2016 [4 favorites]


A mom I know tried this (got to 10) and her husband's FB response was, "Get them damn Cheerios off my baby's head!!!!!" which made me LOL forever.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:44 PM on June 19, 2016 [2 favorites]


Finally a valid reason to have children.
posted by um at 5:51 PM on June 19, 2016 [3 favorites]


I offered to babysit for my expectant friends by including this video. No reply yet.
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 7:53 PM on June 19, 2016


Seems like these dads are competing in two different events: single stack and freestyle.

Carry on!
posted by piyushnz at 7:58 PM on June 19, 2016


Pfft. Sleepy newborns are basically inanimate. I'm not impressed unless it's on a mobile baby.

a newborn is a ticking bomb with a delicate detonator primed to go off...
posted by ennui.bz at 4:23 AM on June 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


I offered to babysit for my expectant friends by including this video. No reply yet.

Brilliant. I'm stealing that idea.

"What are doing tonight?"
"Nothing, really. I thought I'd just-"
"Could you pleeeeease come over and watch my kid?"
"Sure. Ever heard of the Cheerios challenge?"
"You know what, never mind. I'll see if my sister is available."
posted by dances with hamsters at 6:43 AM on June 20, 2016


I'm probably alone on this, but I find this immensely disrespectful. Treating children like plates or something.
posted by fontor at 7:34 AM on June 20, 2016


yes and what if an army of ants carries the baby off while Dad is posting to instagram
posted by roger ackroyd at 7:47 AM on June 20, 2016 [3 favorites]


Masterclass.
posted by sebastienbailard at 9:18 PM on June 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


I've had three reluctant sleepers as babies. Ger mind who had to be trained into waking up at 5 instead of 4, and would deny being tired even after they literally fell over from exhaustion. Reasons I would risk waking up them up by putting something on top of them:

1. Baby is on fire
2. ?

Yeah, just one reason then.
posted by snickerdoodle at 4:46 AM on June 21, 2016 [4 favorites]


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