There’s been a sudden upsurge lately in the number of fathers videotaping their children having meltdowns over life’s disappointments.
The latest one making its viral tour is this five-year-old boy who found out from his father yesterday that his favorite baseball player had been traded…
Fathers, like most adults, think it’s cute stuff; perhaps funny stuff. But these are the heartbreaks five-year-olds endure — and will have plenty of time to get used to. We all had to go through it, but most of us didn’t have someone videotaping us.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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