Before little kids fully understand social norms, they’re driven only by what they feel like doing in that exact moment. This complete lack of filter often leads to some hilarious (albeit sometimes personally offensive) situations – we try not to laugh, because it inevitably encourages more hurtfully honest interactions. But seriously, who are we kidding? To make it through parenting with your sanity intact, sometimes, you just have to laugh.
When TikTok user Craig Johnson cljohns79 shared a video of his adorable daughter, he had the internet in hysterics. All this loving dad wanted was a nice FaceTime chat with his young daughter, but in typical kid fashion, she had other plans.
“Love my baby,” Craig captioned his video, along with enough cry-laughing emojis to signal a small plea for help.
@cljohns79❤️❤️🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Love my baby ##dadsoftiktok ##dadlife ##jerseytoatlanta ##spoiledkid ##daddysgirl ##superdad ##tiktokviral
In Craig’s video, his daughter is wrapped cozily in a blanket as she watches a show on an iPhone. When the phone begins to ring and the notification of a FaceTime call fills the screen, Craig’s daughter answers immediately.
“Hey my baby!” Craig says enthusiastically, staring lovingly at his young daughter.
Without a word, Craig’s daughter hits the red button to end the call. She returns to her show without a second thought, likely annoyed about the interruption. Undeterred, Craig calls again. This time, he’s unable to get a single word out before his daughter hangs up.
At this point, it almost seems like Craig’s daughter is practicing her reflexes. Craig’s third call is ended before his face appears on screen, much to the annoyance of his TV-engrossed daughter. In his fourth and final attempt, Craig is able to get a full word out before he’s brutally shut down by his own flesh and blood.
“She’s like ‘why this ad keep poppin up,’” joked one viewer.
“She is just answering so she doesn’t have to move her hand,” another observed.
As the video nears 19 million views, Craig’s struggle has clearly delighted viewers around the world. Kids unintentionally give us some comic relief when we need it most, and as parents, all we can do is laugh (as we plot our equally hilarious revenge).