Now, Dad Shows Triplets and Toddler Who's Boss at Bedtime
Remember the viral video of the mom getting her triplet babies and toddler ready for bed? Though she was rocking parenthood solo in that awesome video, mom Corrie Whyte told ABC News her husband is a rock-star parent, too: "Dan [Gibson] is an amazing dad who has been involved in every way from the very beginning and I always say if Dan wasn't there I wouldn't have made it out of the hospital."
Well, now Dan's out to prove it! He's made his own video, called "Dad vs Triplets + Toddler." It shows his attempt to wrangle their brood into pajamas, and like Whyte's video, the action is sped up, and set to old-fashioned comedy music.
Listen, Dad can hang! He clearly has the kids under control, even though they are doing their darnedest to thwart him. Two-year-old Emily is determined to use the bed where Dan is changing the triplets as a trampoline—and what toddler wouldn't? Meanwhile, at every moment at least one triplet is crawling away from Dan.
Of course, anyone watching either parent's video has to wonder why they don't put the kids on the floor to change them. That would certainly be a lot safer. Yet not as comical, I guess.
In any case, it's quite impressive how patient both Mom and Dad are as they go through their grueling evening routine. So I don't blame Dan for being just a little impressed with himself at the end!
I, too, always feel a small sense of accomplishment after I've wrangled my three kids into pajamas, and had them brush their teeth, and they are actually, finally in bed. It's like, phew. I've survived another day as a mom-of-three!
- New parent? Sign up for our Parents Daily for Babies newsletter
What's it like getting your kiddos ready for bed each night?
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.