Worthy of the naughty list?
Each year, the holidays give us an opportunity to spend quality time with the ones we love. It’s a season of joy, compassion, and giving… unless you’re on the naughty list. For one YouTube-savvy dad from Long Island, NY, he decided that his misbehaving daughter needed to learn a lesson she’d never forget. Naturally, he filmed it too… but did he take it too far?
YouTube user Scotty B. decided he had had enough of his young daughter Cooper’s bratty behavior. He wanted to show her that her actions had consequences so he decided to make her watch as he threw one of her Christmas presents into the fireplace. Obviously, she was not too happy with her dad after he did that.
Some viewers thought it was a just punishment for her visibly inappropriate behavior, but others felt that Scotty may have been too harsh with his prank. Read on and decide for yourself…
The Build Up
The video starts out with Scotty (the dad) talking to his daughter and her friend in the kitchen. He asks her, “why do you never listen?” to which she responds, “because we don’t like you!” Yikes… as my mother would have said to me when I was growing up, “she is cruisin’ for a bruisin’.”
Of course… nobody’s getting beat in this video.
He then tells Cooper to go to the Christmas tree and get a particular present. What Cooper doesn’t realize is that the box is actually empty.
The Let Down
After a little bit of coaxing, Cooper eventually hands over the present to her dad. That’s when he decides to turn up the heat on his bratty daughter…
In a slow motion shot, accompanied by some epically dramatic music, Scotty tosses Cooper’s gift into their fireplace.
As you can imagine, Cooper was pretty upset. So upset that she ran up to her room and picked up the phone (presumably to call her mom). It’s not really clear if her phone was real or a toy, but it’s kind of cute either way.
After Scotty reveals that the box was empty, Cooper didn’t really appreciate being the victim in his prank. She even threatens to break her dad’s phone and throw it in the fireplace.
Hey, maybe she wouldn’t have had to go through all this if she would have just gone to bed when her father told her to!
Watch the Video
Most people thought the prank was innocent enough, and Cooper’s behavior kind of justified Scotty’s actions. Some even thought that Cooper was getting off too easy for the way she was acting. For anyone who had parents that practiced “tough love” this probably seemed like a cake walk.
From an outsider’s perspective however, it seemed like Scotty’s heart was in the right place, especially after reading the caption he wrote under the video.
“My kids sometimes have a hard time following simple requests. It is a constant struggle with them to listen to us. So, I decided to wrap an empty box and put it under the tree. I waited until they didn’t listen (again) and then this happened… I love my kids more than anything, but sometimes, they need to be taught a lesson! Happy Holidays!
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