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A father came up with a cheeky last name for the stuffed tiger his son won at a fair.

However, mom didn't approve.


In the Reddit thread "AmItheA***ole" – where conflicted users seek validation on something they thought was OK but were met with harsh objection – "RememberU2U" shared a NSFW name for a stuffed animal he thought was hysterical.

The son came up with the name, "Tig," which is appropriate, given the plush animal was a tiger and the nickname evokes Tigger from Winnie the Pooh.

Not content with just the first name, the kid pressed his dad to suggest a last name for Tig.

He just had to ask, didn't he?

The father described what went down following his NSFW name suggestion:

"My son won a stuffed tiger at the fair last night and said he had named him 'Tig'. He asked me what its last name should be. I couldn't help myself and just instantly replied 'Bitties.'"
"Then I turned to my wife to share a smirk, but she was pissed and quickly suggested a few different last names, but my son insisted that he liked 'Bitties,' so now his Tiger is Tig Bitties."
"My wife thinks it was completely inappropriate, I think it was a silly joke that went over his head and will have no negative ramifications."

If impure thoughts don't automatically register with you, just swap the first letters of Tig and Bitties, and you'll get the big picture.

Tig Bitties is a variation of Tiggo Bitties and is among many other slang terms that refer to breasts.

Despite mom's disapproval, dad thought naming his son's new friend with a moniker referencing the size of dirty pillows would be a knee-slapper among adults.

But even if the son doesn't have the mature capacity to recognize the name's implications, is dad still an a*****e?

Redditors weighed in on the ladybumps caper, and most unanimously saw the humor in it.

"Inappropriate? Yes. Still funny? Also yes." – n3x4m
"Surprised I haven't seen more of this. It was definitely immature and maybe he shouldn't have done it, but it's a goofy joke and was done in the heat of the moment. Man people on the internet are so quick to call someone trashy or a horrible parent for one little mistake they make." – the-terracrafter
"Exactly. This isn't a great move, but you don't need to sleep on the couch for it. The wife definitely has the right to humorously throw this back at OP when relevant. This place is fragile." – NuclearKoala
"people need to chill it's far from a big deal, it's harmless fun that will end up with a really funny story when the kid grows up." – drunkirishfeminist

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If you're going to call off the "Boston Henchmen," this is a good solution.

"NAH . You jokingly suggested a name, it's not your fault your son happened to like it. There will probably be no ramifications, but you and your wife can probably convince him to change the name if she dislikes it that much. Just think of a new last name and tell him in a really excited way that you 'just thought of an even better last name!' and I'd bet he'd go with you and change it." – bdog1097

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One user said the potential problem lies outside the home.

"It may have gone over his head, but what about when he repeats it in school or around adults? They laugh?" – Dr_Sploosh
"The joking going over his head might be harmless in the moment, but that changes when other people's laughter at his expense go over his head." – silverscrub
"If I hear a child named his animal Tig Bitties I'm not laughing at him, I'm just laughing. The only 'expense' here are those looking to find a problem to dwell on." – Whiterhino77

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The truth is, there are sensitive people out there. So is it still worth the chuckle?

"That's the point though, people are over sensitive. Some over sensitive teacher or administrator can end up punishing him over it. Not worth it for some dumb joke that won't be funny in a day..." – ClaudeKaneIII
"INFO It's a child. We don't know about OP's child. My brother (when he was 7) got upset over people laughing during a conversation. He assumed they were making fun of him. He cried a lot. And that (finally) brings time to my question: OP, is your child sensitive?" – WarmTitle
"My brother couldn't say 'monkey' when he was little so he ended up calling his toy monkey 'Cummy.' Our parents used to giggle, he never noticed or cared and when he was older my mum told him about it and he laughed. I should imagine it'll be a similar story for this kid and his Tig Bitties" – king-violet

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There were still concerns for the child likely to be oblivious.

"It's more that the kid will be the butt of the joke. They asked their dad for a name and thought he gave them a cool one, instead they'll realise they're being laughed at. I was a paranoid kid when I realised people were laughing at me but I couldn't get the joke but that might just have been me." – muddlepuddle96

And yet...

"Are you kidding? Do you have any idea how many times we have all been laughed at as children at our own expense for not understanding what was going on around us? Did this harm us all? No, it's just a normal part of being a child." – lituranga

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Sarcasm made a cameo.

"The child will never be the same, this is going to shatter his self esteem and likely carry serious ramifications to his life. I wouldn't be surprised if he can never have a sexual partner as a direct result of the trauma. OP Is literally hitler." – Schrutes_Yeet_Farm
"It's basically over for this kid to be honest. No college is going to take him and he'll probably have to work as a stripper to make ends meet. And he most likely won't have tig bitties so he'll hardly earn any money this way either." – RDwelve

Animated shows and movies have been injecting adult humor for ages, and we all came out unscathed. Amirite?

"Dont be so dramatic, animators put adult jokes in kids shows and movies all the time because kids dont get them and it's a laugh for the adults. This literally hurts nobody." – Azuzu88
"If the bad guy in Shrek can be named Lord Farquaad, this kids going to be fine with a tiger names big titties." – Ragnrok


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The overall sentiment was this:

"I think the joke's funny, but even with that aside, honestly this is such a non-problem that I'm surprised some people can straight-faces say 'YTA' (you're the A*****e) on this" – AntonineWall

Ta ta for now, folks.

Get your own Tig... er here.

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When you know your kids backwards and forwards, this is the best tool in your arsenal.

Getting our kids to listen to us is not always the easiest of tasks. They're willful and stubborn, but we've got a mighty weapon they are rarely prepared for: reverse psychology. Getting them to convince themselves to want to do something against their own initial intentions takes some work and a whole lot of creativity, but a little sneaky manipulation goes a long way. Here are some clever parents' tricks that are definitely worth taking notes on.

Redditor u/LeanderD Asks:

Parents of reddit, what's your best example of reversed psychology on your kids that actually worked?

He Floated His Idea Through A Back Channel

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Wanted to name my boat. Anything I would think of was dismissed as stupid by my 13 year old son. After deciding on a name, I confided to a male friend my son liked. Made my friend suggest the name as though it was his idea. My son thought the name was perfect. Done.

calypsodweller

We Always Want What We Can't Have

One of my best friends through childhood used to be punished with no salad if she misbehaved. She cherishes salad now and would always try to eat as much as possible during school lunch. Coincidentally, her now husband used to be punished with no books, it had the same effect. I think it's hilarious that they'd be hitting the salad bar and library like some black market their narc parents couldn't reach hahaha.

cookiearthquake

A Deceit That's A Cut Above The Rest

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Don't know if this counts, but, at my high school (private, boys only) in the 1960's, they made a big deal about how long your hair was, and would occasionally order a boy to go home and "get a haircut".

I thought it was stupid, until years later, a master confided to me at a reunion that the policy was deliberate. The school figured we'd spend so much energy rebelling about hair length, that we would ignore other aspects of teenage rebellion. (Not?) Surprisingly, they were mostly right.

FrankDrakman

Damn! That's smart. Wow.

fangxx456

Oh they don't like long hair?

I'll show them. I'll grow my hair out as lon- what?! No I don't want to go "party"? I gotta try out this horse shampoo.

DankeyKang11

The Forbidden Book

Hi I was a victim,

There was a forbidden book that I was not allow to read on the shelf. My parents said I could only read it if I behave myself.

It was summer holidays and I was playing games all day (after 6 hrs of summer homework). One day I was home alone and had the opportunity to grabbed it. I read like half of it in one go. It was 5000 years of Chinese history.

Safe to say I was bamboozled.

oddstodd

Flowers Of The Queen

My parents always told me my broccoli were the flowers of the queen and that I really shouldn't eat them, or else the queen would get very upset! I, of course, ate the whole broccoli in a few seconds.

Subwoofy

I'm telling the queen and she's gonna be pissed

draculacletus

Sleeping Beauty

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I taught my kids when they were toddlers that no amount of yelling, shaking or hitting can wake a sleeping adult. The only thing that works is a gentle hug and/or a nice kiss on the cheek.

Edit: Probably needed some more details for the reverse psychology aspect to be clear. It went something like this - Step one, tell the kids I'm going to sleep and nothing they do will wake me (head buried face down is the safest position). Step two, after the initial onslaught dies down pretend to awaken on your own. Tell them you got a bit of nap left in you and nothing can wake you, especially not hugs and kisses.

DrMethusael

Holy sh*t...if my daughter woke me up like this I would buy her a pony.

All-Seeing_Elon

I am saving this comment because this will save lives if I ever have kids, stg.

smerter

A Walk In Someone Else's Shoes.

Split custody with my ex. When my son was around 10, he visited two weekends a month. I was waiting tables and didn't have a huge amount to spend, but he was so needy from divorce (and I'm not blaming him, it was ugly), he begged constantly for MORE when he was with me. Whatever more was, it didn't matter... he'd be eating ice cream cone and begging for teriyaki.

I finally realized that he just felt empty, and getting MORE whatever from me wasn't filling him up. His next visit I handed him $100 in cash and told him it was our food/fun budget for 3 days and two nights, and he was in charge of it. I bought him his own wallet to carry. We figured out how many times we were going to eat and what we were going to do, and he paid. He got to keep whatever money he had left...thought he was rich...then realized just how much everything cost. Well. Shoe on other foot then. If we had no money for food, we ate leftovers - and I didn't contribute more to pot. After a few weekends of running short or not getting something he actually wanted because he was foolish with funds, he started to really think about how to spend that money. He budgeted and kept to his budget. And a few times he actually went home with a little cash for his private stash.

Many years later, he thanked me for this. It really changed the way he thought about money and love.

Augumenti

This Is Worth Giving A Shot

Took my 3 year old son to one of those doctor's visits where he was going to get a shot. He was worried about the shot on the whole drive over, almost to the point of tears. We get to the doctor's office and a nurse subtly lets me know that my son is not just scheduled for 1 shot, but 5 of them in the same visit.

I turn to my son with an exaggerated smile and tell him, "Good news! They figured out how to take that one big shot you were going to get and instead break it up into these 5 little tiny shots so it won't hurt nearly as much!"

You could see the relief wash over his face. He stopped squirming and relaxed completely. He took the first shot and even smiled and said "It's true! The small ones don't hurt!"

We actually made it through the third shot before the effect wore off and reality kicked in. Still... I counted it as a victory.

blackbird77

Put This To The Taste

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My mom would tell me she only lets me eat soup after candy and she'd only buy me candy that i didn't like. After a few times, i stopped trying and begged her to let me eat soup first. She gave me a smirk and told me go ahead. This doesn't sound as evil as it was. But trust me i suffered.

turkeypr0

So what was the candy?

Poster_Main

Mint chocolate, raisins, stuff like that. I still hate them to this day. Who the f--- thought while eating chocolate "hmm id like some tooth paste with this."

turkeypr0

This is Truckin' Awesome

Mum had sworn a bit around the house.

When 4, while out at the supermarket, I said F word really loudly.

Very quickly and intently, she asked if I had just said "Truck" and said that was a bad word and not to ever say Truck like that again.

I thought that was the bad word so used that when being naughty.

GodOfTheThunder

The "Silly Mom" Routine

The "Silly Mom" routine.

My kid, and a few other kids I've known, would balk at getting ready to go. I'd grab their clothes and say, "Well, if you won't put on your clothes, I guess I'll put on your clothes. Cute shirt, by the way! Does it go on my foot?"

NO!

"Does it go on my head?"

NO! IT GOES ON ME!

"Oh, that's right, thanks! So, it must go on your legs, right?"

NO!

"I just can't figure this out! Where does this adorable shirt go?"

[kid grabs shirt and puts it on] ON MY TUMMY! SILLY MOM!

"Oh, thank you so much! Now what about these pants? Shirts go on tummies, so...the pants go on the tummy, too, right?"

NO!

[continue until kids have dressed themselves]

I would also do things like hand the kid my keys and say, "Alright, you're driving, I'll sit in the booster seat in back," attempt to feed the kid by putting a spoon up to his ear or his belly button, and attempt to put away his toys in the refrigerator.

insertcaffeine

Some Foot For Thought.

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My mum would always yell at us "if you don't do X, you have to go to bed without socks!"

I never wore socks anyway, and I'm ashamed to admit that this worked.

Splittsky

That would work really well on my son, or make him cry for a really long time... He's 3 and over the last few weeks has decided that he is fully unable to sleep without socks on.

PJQueen

Toddlers man. Completely unpredictable.

SheaRVA

I'm Greens With Envy

My mum had a friend that would put vegetables on her own plate and not the kids.

When the kids asked she would be reluctant to share, "that's grown up food. But I suppose I can let you have a little."

Her kids grew up loving vegetables.

I sat at the dinner table for 3 hours staring at the yucky cauliflower I refused to eat.

laik72

This reminds me of an instance when my child convinced my wife and myself to change our plans for dinner. We were in a grocery store to pick up something quick and easy to eat that we wouldn't have to prepare. Our daughter, wanted none of that, she demanded that she wanted a salad from the salad bar. We started to argue back, but then realized: "Our child demands that we feed her vegetables for dinner instead of a microwaved meal, why are we saying 'No?'"

We had salad for dinner that night.

Galaxy_Ranger_Bob

The Power Of Choice

I don't so much know if you would call it reverse psychology, but I didn't realize it until my dad told me this.

When there were chores that needed doing, he noticed if he asked me to mow the lawn, I would complain and procrastinate. But if he asked would I rather mow the lawn or wash the windows, I'd pick one and just get it done.

Shattered my brain when he told me when I was in my twenties. I use it when I'm coaching or baby sitting all the time and it almost never fails.

AppealToReason16

The Boy Who Cried 'Ouch'

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I've done this one with tens of kids. Any time a kid gets "hurt" (falls down on grass, gets gently hit in the face with a ball, etc.) instead of stopping the activity to pick the kid up and see if they're ok you just scoot them off to the side and resume. Within 10 seconds of not getting all the attention and seeing the fun is resuming they pop right back up and are magically healed.

This of course is only for the "injuries" that aren't actually injuries.

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