“Listen, listen, listen, Linda!” Toddler argues with mom over cupcakes

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“Listen, listen, listen, Linda. Honey!”

Words spoken by a three-year-old to his mother in an argument over cupcakes. It’s adorable to some, outrageous to others. See for yourself in the video below.

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  • Kathryn Hatley

    I am a mother. It is funny and cute to a point. But some people have a point. If she doesn’t put her foot down and teach him respect now she will have a wild child later. I have witnessed this with my sisters children. I love them but they do sometimes talk to her in a way they shouldn’t.

  • Human Relationships

    He is adorable, funny and cute. Boy is very communicable in any way possible, but I have to agree with most people,he is a little too much arguing with his mom. At some point he needs to stop talking and listening. That is the perfect age to start manipulating about everything and if mommy will let him have it once, he will get away with “murder” later. Every one has their rights and understandings in parenting, it’s a personal choice to each mom, but teaching kids what is right and wrong every mom is responsible. Depending on how good she explained him now, will lean to result on next generation. Kids need to respect their parents and be afraid of something( punishment, spanking, no TV, no toys, police officer, or G-D), without fear they will not behavior good and will not grow up Good Humans!


  • Char

    Ok people. I saw a few of the comments and y’all need to lighten up. Maybe it’s because I a a grandma now, but you all are missing the point…this kid needs to be on TV or in the movies or get his own comedy routine…something. He is as cute as a bug’s ear and funny, funny, funny. I am sure his momma disciplines him just fine. He is at the age..you know the age I am talking about..in between “Oh look, he went poo-poo again, isn’t that adorable? and OMG, my baby is starting kindergarden!!! What happened to the years?!?!” This is stuff that memories and future family reunion memory lane trips are made of for heavens sake…

      • tony

        Grandpa’s too! I am amazed that so many people without personal experience of their own, with their own children going bad , have so much to say. You can only point a child in the direction you would like for them to go, but after awhile they make their own choices. All a parent should do is make a child know how to be accountable for his or her actions and make decisions based on that.

  • Angela

    I would’ve found this cute if I didn’t work at a youth center for troubled and abused teens. Sad fact is, the behavior this three year old shows is almost identical to most of the boys in my apartment: Disrespectful, repeating themselves, talking down to you if you don’t see things their way, and not accepting an answer the first time given. I believe there are times and situations when arguing is necessary and should be encouraged; I’m just not sure eating junk food is one of them. In fact, I would love a follow-up video where she teaches him how to handle disappointment, rather than just arguing for the sake of arguing. It will be a lot less cute when he is fifteen and trying to talk his way out of bedtime and curfews.

  • StarvingArtStudent

    A swat on the bottom and a, “Do not talk back to me.” should be all it takes.
    He’s the larval stage of a control freak.
    No wonder ethnics think everybody else and the world owes them something.

  • lotusfullmoon

    I will add on, it is also interesting how adults communicate: lecture, mental abuse through attacking ones right to express themselves, physical abuse due to lack of patience, self control and lack of knowledge of how to keep the subject the topic of discussion due to one’s own abilities of focus, or co-communications where one learns to agree to disagree without feeling the need to be right nor validated…
    Through health communications, we learn about each other and ourselves. What is thought and how to expand past opposition, and onto agreeing to common ground of peace and respect. When one is denied this very basic innate right to express itself, we assisted in understanding the minds of others and why acts of violence, disruptions, chaos and crimes of various acts are committed. Every cause has an effect. We give medication, punishment and even refusals to acknowledge ones existence, when we refuse to allow everyone a voice, so that we all can learn more about each other. As well as, assist one another in the bigger picture, not just from one point of view.
    Tolerance comes to mind. What actually has he hurt? He’s speaking from his point of view, based off what he has learned from the adults in his life. If one doesn’t take the time to see, listen and communicate with him while he is young, how will he not grow up and think he can dis-obey authority? His mother and whoever she communicates with, has a very awakening about who calls her Linda, over talks her and then switches the subject to avoid her authority and right to set healthy boundaries for her.
    We must all learn to reason with openness to understanding the root of one another’s core foundations and protection mechanism without invoking fear to express verbally what is going on in the mind.

  • linda

    He will never be bullied…..future president. When kids live in a home with grandparents sometimes they call their parents first names to differentiate between the two……keep your negative comments to your dam selves

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  • Bibi Angola

    This little boy is just precious! He’s just adorable!!! I love the interaction that he is having with his mother! There is a lot of love in this video. When he says “honey” and “listen to me” I almost pass out! It’s true that I did not expect her to be his mom. But she’s a wonderful mom, I love the interaction! I don’t know how she kept a straight face and voice. He’s a little guy who wanted a cupcake and knew he was wrong but pleaded his case. Art Linkletter would have loved this video!

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