'It’s not unlike him to do something like this. His nickname is Dennis the Menace for a reason.'
Children’s minds are full of curiosity and wonder. Sometimes these incredible minds look at the world in their own way and do mischievous things that no one else would have even thought of. Ashlee Larsen from Melbourne, Australia, is mother to 2-year-old Brooklyn, who is nicknamed "Dennis the Menace." Last month while Larsen was eating supper at a "family-friendly" restaurant, Brooklyn entered a claw machine. “I thought, ‘I haven’t seen him in a couple of minutes, I’m sure he’s probably just in the slide’, but another minute went by and I didn’t see him come out, so I thought I’d better go check on him,” Larsen told 7NEWS. In an adorable video, the toddler is seen grinning ear-to-ear, seeming extremely pleased with himself at the mischief he had engaged in by entering the claw machine.
When Larsen discovered him, he was grinning within the plexiglass box and covered from head to knee in plush toys. “He crawled through the door that the teddies come out of, and climbed his way up the chute into the machine,” Larsen told Storyful, adding that her son was initially, “very happy with himself and was throwing the toys down the chute for all his friends.” The pub management then contacted the fire department, but Brooklyn began to cry before they could arrive and Larsen's partner Troy Wright tried to calm him down. “It was actually pretty hard to get him out, because as he was chucking the toys down the chute, it was kind of blocking it, like clogging it up,” Wright said.
A toddler has gone to extraordinary lengths to score himself and his friends some free toys. The two-year-old crawled inside a claw machine in Melbourne but couldn't get out. https://t.co/91LyczijTy @emma_os #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/gdCYfzEs53— 7NEWS Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) October 30, 2022
While emergency services were called in to help, Larsen and her partner had already managed to get the child out. His parents coaxed him out of the claw machine with one word: "Nanny." “I thought, what’s going to get him down? His favorite person, his nanny. So I said ‘Nanny’s here, come and see Nanny’. So, straight away he went ‘Nanny?’ and he just turned around backwards and he just slid on out,” she added. Larsen said Brooklyn “ended up crawling down backward” with their help, out of the machine. But Brooklyn's endeavors were not fruitless. Once he was released from his situation trapped inside the claw machine, Larsen shared that her son actually managed to walk away with “some” toys. The toddler really lived up to his name, the mom added, saying, “It’s not unlike him to do something like this. His nickname is Dennis the Menace for a reason.”
In another hilarious and heartwarming video recently, a toddler was seen crawling out of bed to cuddle with his family dog. After discovering her baby Finn cuddled up next to the family dog for several nights in a row, Paige Knudtson was curious to find out how it happened and set up a camera. When she did that, the result was a hilarious video that showed Finn, a pacifier in his mouth, grabbing a blanket in the middle of the night, climbing down from his bed to sleep next to Brutus, their 4-year-old boxer dog. The video shows Finn moving about all over the dog as Brutus just calmly waits, not moving at all, for Finn to find the most comfortable position to sleep in.