The joy of raising children

I just ran across this video, and I was outraged. It’s totally fake. It is so wrong.

She has hidden herself in the pantry to stuff herself with snack foods. I could empathize with her plight, but I was just saying to myself, “Where’s the vodka? The whisky? The tequila? This is a bullshit response.”

But maybe that’s what the video for a Truth Bomb Dad would look like. No tiaras. We replace them with alcohol.


  1. Ed Seedhouse says

    I do not believe you P.Z. I do not believe your children drove you to drink. You are much stronger than that.

    Nope, it was starting a blog that brought the bottle out. No one can withstand running a blog without strong drink.

  2. blf says

    Whilst things like whisky, and even whiskey, are essential, so is, the mildly deranged penguin points out, cheese, cheese, moar cheese, and some cheese. Also cheese.

    It also helps if the male is stupid enough to sit on the egg during the middle of a freezing cold winter whilst you fly off to the tropics. Sipping and supping whisky, cheese, whiskey, cheese, cheese, moar whisky whiskey and cheese, and even cheese with whisky, away from the egg and the eejit, is strongly suggested.

  3. gijoel says

    Lies, there were no small children banging on the door of the pantry screaming “Mummy”.

  4. EigenSprocketUK says

    Well, I don’t know about you… but my pantry is large enough for a camera and tripod.
    Probably because I took out the shelves… and the wall.
    Well, I had to in order to improve the acoustics and to be able to get an overhead mic in, hang a couple of soft lights and a front fill because, to be honest, the single 40W bare light bulb was too harsh.
    Needless to say, this took quite a while.
    And during that time I drank all the alcohol.

  5. Ragutis says

    I’m all with the message, but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen an actual unscripted video of a mom hiding in her pantry saying essentially the same. As for the alcohol, I believe Kahlua or Bailey’s are the traditional pairings with coffee.

  6. magistramarla says

    Ed @ #1 Indeed, children can drive a mother to drink, especially if there are five of them!