Earlier this week, a video went viral in which a toddler by the name of John was filmed by his mother. The video showed the three-year-old being questioned about stolen candy, and he denies taking it despite obviously being guilty.
With a mouth full of sprinkles, and covered in them, he’s taken to the food that’s half-empty. His mother asks why it’s “empty” and the boy, correctly, points out it isn’t. He ends with, “No, I did not eat those sprinkes.”
Here’s the video and its caption…
My 3 year old fibbing to my face, and it is surprisingly cute haha! After I filmed it we had a VERY long talk about the difference between telling the truth and not telling the truth. He has an amazing imagination and loves to tell us stories. I saw this as a sweet moment, something that every child goes through…where they try to push the boundaries to see how far they can go. And I thought I’d share it with my friends and family. And apparently, the world seems to enjoy it, too. We are currently working on the difference, and he is doing really well. :)
Side note: My son does NOT have a filling or a cavity He was eating breakfast at the time of Sprinklegate, and that is just some of his breakfast cereal in his teeth. It is a low quality video, and it just showed up in a funky color. But he does NOT eat sweets all the time (ah! Hence the binge!), and his teeth are healthy and beautiful. – via YouTube.
The video got mixed responses, with some identifying and finding the kid cute and others bothered by his lack of honesty and calling the kid a “brat.”
But he’s proven popular enough with 2 million YouTube views since Feb 6 to become a guest on the Ellen show (the comments on the original video are turned off, so maybe a bunch of the feedback was negative).
Appearing with his mother, Erica Boarman, John finally admitted that he ate the sprinkles and was allowed to eat as many as he wanted.