Dads get caught in an awkward situation when their wives are yelling at the kids for something and this comedian voiced his hilarious confusion about his role in the scenario.
Parents everywhere have to almost always play the good cop and bad cop with their kids. However, the delirious task is to choose which partner will take on which role. If dads take on the role of the bad cop, mothers become the protective mantle and jump in or just try to reinforce their child with a sweeter and gentler approach. While that majorly works, when it’s the mom’s turn to discipline the kids, dads are confused to the core. Having no idea which role to take on in such scenarios, they are forced to figure things out on their own and it can get weird and messy. Comedian dad, Dustin Anderson (@therealdustinanderson), called on moms and wives in a video to clarify things.
He asked, “Quick question for the wives and mothers. When you’re yelling at the children, what do you want me to do?” Representing every dad in his confusion and blank state, Anderson added, “I never know.” He then suggested a few ideas that most dads think of doing in such situations. “Am I supposed to be standing behind you like a hype man like, ‘yea, that’s right,’” Anderson questioned. “Or do you want me to just stand there quietly hoping that the cannons don't turn against me?” he added. The awkwardness of dads during such family scenarios was perfectly voiced by the comedian.
His expressions too echoed the adorable discomfort dads face while their kids are being yelled at by their partners and it was hilarious. “Am I supposed to insert myself there to save a life? I don’t know- what do you want me to do?” Anderson repeated. With over 121k likes, every dad tuned in to hear what wives or moms had to say and they did not disappoint. With over 9k comments, dads who know the drill and moms who’d like to pitch in, all shared amusing and productive bits of advice. Some said the best idea would be to not be part of the conversation. @momrocksamessybun said, “Start cleaning something.”
@puddle904 said, “Honestly, by that moment you’re seen as one of the kids too, hide.” @lisbluford801 commented, “The worst is if you yell too. We will go from angry at kids to protective mama bears in a heartbeat.” @mj_njeree shared, “As an African, if a mum is yelling at her kids, she is also indirectly yelling at her husband so you need to listen intently.” @the beckster78 said, “We want you to manage it before we start yelling.” @sum.will commented, “I don't know. This is a case-by-case situation because sometimes, we’re yelling at you too!”
Fortunately, there were also useful insights from dads. @murphymayhem said, “Back her up. Pay attention to what she’s yelling about and intervene the next time before she resorts to yelling.” Moms also shared their input to help and offer a deeper insight into the situation. @lindsey_txgurl said, “Say, ‘Babe, I got this’ while she goes and does something for herself. She is maxed out if she is yelling.”