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23 Responses to “A sister's advice: "You should toughen up a bit."”

  1. mtdna says:

    Say, isn’t he the victim in Charlie Bit My Finger?

  2. ChicagoD says:

    He’s mastered the art of completely ignoring someone lecturing him. That will serve him well through life.

  3. Shibi_SF says:

    Just wait until you’re 9 or 10… or possibly 8, kid.  Then you’ll see how fair these fights are.

  4. Funk Daddy says:

    As near as I can tell, by “toughen up a bit” she means he needs to exercise restraint by listening to his parents, not picking fights with things 3 times his size and age expecting others to attribute such behaviour to his youth, since he’s almost 3

    That is solid advice for a 2 1/2 year old boy.

    Wait until that other boy’s acorns have dropped and upper cut him down to size when you are 4 or 5.

  5. Mark Dow says:

    But it’s not fair.

  6. Brainspore says:

    “Christ—you’re nearly THREE for fuck’s sake. Stop acting like such a goddamned pussy.”

  7. Rickenbacker4001 says:

    Her adding, ” Are you taking the piss?”, Is in part two when the boy talks back….
    Cute…

  8. Bokonon says:

    This just warped my mind into some kind of a recursive algorithm. “Think about it”

  9. Thorzdad says:

     So, at the age of 2, he is essentially handed the instruction to “be a man” by a member of the opposite sex.

    Great.

    Just…great.

  10. plyx says:

    Oh British kid, I love you? Way to go British kid, way to go.

  11. I know it’s a cliche in America, but wow is it ever true that people with British accents just sound soooo  intelligent! Cute kids.

  12. Chandler Lewis says:

    The kicking of the legs, the 50-yard stare…  All of this should indicate to little Miss Lecture that he is, indeed, fucking thinking about it.  And I can tell by the look in this young man’s eye:  He will continue the fisticuffs until the Thunderdome is empty.

    And also:  Who’s videoing this jam?  What’s the deal with the set-up?  Dude was cornered.  This is perp-walk bullshit.  He deserves better.

  13. BarBarSeven says:

    I love this! Like a real life Charlie Brown & Lucy discussion. What would have made the analogy more perfect? I little boy sucking his thumb & holding a blanket walking up to the kid on the bench & making the •whhhh-chhhh* •whhhh-chhhh* whipping sound.

  14. kiptw says:

    I love hearing it when one kid explains something to another kid. And that girl is priceless. I wish there were kid actors in movies and TV with delivery that natural and unforced.

    I’m in a local “Sound of Music” cast at the moment, and we have some great kids, and I can’t help wondering why the major media can’t scare up children that good, let alone as natural as this one.

    • B E Pratt says:

       For an ensemble of just amazing little kid actors, watch ‘City of Lost Children’. It takes a wee bit of time to get over the thought of “where the hell did they find these kids?” while watching it.

    • rausantaella says:

      Maybe her delivery was so natural and unforced because it wasn’t an acting and as such it wasn’t forced.

  15. psulli says:

    This is the same lesson Lucy was always trying to teach Charlie Brown.

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