If you’re a parent and your child is celebrating his birthday soon, then by now you’re probably busy thinking of ways to make him happy. Throwing a nice party is always a good idea but aside from that, you want to give your child a gift that will make him feel loved. Nothing can be more precious than a genuine smile from a child.
Quite obviously, this was what Andrew Hook had in mind.
When his son Owen was turning two, daddy Andrew wanted to surprise the boy by giving him something really special. So instead of simply buying him a kitchen play set at the toy store, Andrew went as far as creating a customized one for his beloved kid. Owen, after all, is showing a lot of interest in cooking.
Andrew started his DIY project by purchasing this one from Goodwill for a measly $20:
After that, he made a hole and used a dog bowl for a sink.
He then installed these really cool lighting burners.
After long hours of working, this is what he finally came up with!
Andrew then wrapped the gift for little Owen to open on his big day.
Owen was evidently happy about his new kitchen play set!
In fact, he couldn’t stop playing with it.
Now this would’ve been a perfect heartwarming story about a father and a son but apparently, some people just had to ruin it.
After Andrew posted the photos online, some thoughtless netizens started throwing thoughtless comments. One said “I hope your kid gets beat up at school” while another typed “Seems a little gay to me.”
Although Andrew has since deleted all the hateful comments, this dad couldn’t help but say a few words for the online trolls.
Well, going off of comments I have received both online, and in person regarding my wife and I’s decision to make our SON a kitchen playset and several “daughter” comments and “but he is a boy”, let me be perfectly blunt.
Fuck you. Any time we go to our local science center, or to the children’s museum, he always wants to play in the kitchen playset area. He always wants to watch us cook and likes being involved, so we thought this would be a good idea.
Furthermore, if my kid wanted a barbie doll I would get it for him. If that is what he wants, then that is what he wants. It’s his decision what he wants to play with. Not mine.
EDIT: So it seems like people are confused as to why I said this. Prior to this hitting front page, there were comments on the post that were extremely negative in regards to my wife and I making our son a kitchen playset. People called our 2 year old son a faggot, claimed that we were going to turn him gay, things like that. The majority of those comments were either deleted by the people who posted them, or were deleted by the moderators.
I want to thank everyone for the nice comments! My wife and I have enjoyed reading them and appreciate the support from everyone. We worked really hard on this and our son has really enjoyed playing with his new kitchen. Also, we plan on making him a toy workbench as well because he also enjoys playing with toy tools.
As far as my comment on if he wants to play with a barbie doll… Again, let me stress this. HE IS 2. I have seen him get excited and play with a broom. Ya’ll need to chill. Kids are going to play with what they want, and if you try to prevent them from doing something as harmless as playing with the toy they want to play with, they are going to end up resenting you.
Well said, Andrew. Really, really well said.
Kansas Deputies Conducted an Unusual ‘Sting Operation’ that Made Drivers Cry
You’ll probably cry too if these police officers track you down and ask you to pull over.
Even if it is sometimes our fault, we often get scared and furious whenever law enforcement officers signal us to stop our vehicles and get off the road. Especially in countries where the people have lost their faith in police officers, getting pulled over by a cop usually indicates bad---very bad news.
But, these drivers from Kansas, Missouri had a stroke of luck when these police officers from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department followed their trail.
It appeared like a sting operation. Their mission: these police officers searched for several targets, and they did a random act of kindness.
To Celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month, This Dad Made His Kid ‘Fly’
“Wil has Down Syndrome, but my family and I know that won’t stop him from doing anything he puts his mind to – Wil Can Fly.”
Although it is considered as the “most common chromosomal condition,” Down syndrome remains to be generally misunderstood.
According to the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), 1 in every 691 babies born in the United States has Down syndrome. Thus, around 400,000 Americans have Down syndrome and around 6,000 babies with Down syndrome are born in the country each year.
Some of the common misconceptions about it include the belief that kids with Down syndrome are born to older parents and that those who have it suffer severe cognitive disability. Or that they are always sick.
Military Dad Appears at a Florida Football Game to Surprise His 4 Kids
In front of 90,000 cheering fans, no less!
I can only imagine how hard it must be for soldiers and their families to be separated in the name of serving the country, especially if these men and women in uniform are sent to dangerous places like Afghanistan. Imagine how it feels to wait for your husband or father to come home from overseas, with their future uncertain.
Now these kids, who are the children of Chief Warrant Officer Kristian Denkins, miss their dad terribly. So while they are waiting for him to come home from Afghanistan, they entertained themselves by watching a Florida Gators game with their mom. To their surprise, they were invited to come to the field to watch a special videotaped message from their daddy, who they assumed was still in Afghanistan.
They were surprised to see Daddy's special message for them...
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