Toy abuse amongst toddlers at all time high; monkey speaks out

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - We first met Jim the Monkey a little over two years ago. Jim and two-year-old Alex Essex met at a Build a Bear Workshop in Indianapolis. Now, the monkey is speaking out about the struggles of being a much loved...but abused toy. “I love having him as my kid. I … Continue reading Toy abuse amongst toddlers at all time high; monkey speaks out

Toddler struggles to go down much small slide than he usually uses

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Terre Haute toddler had a hard time figuring out a smaller slide than he is use to using. It happened to two-year-old Alex Essex at the Bouncin Barn in Terre Haute. While playing, Essex’s parents say he came across a small Little Tikes slide. “He likes to walk up … Continue reading Toddler struggles to go down much small slide than he usually uses

After gummy pack goes empty, toddler accuses parents of theft

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Terre Haute toddler has accused his parents of stealing his gummy snacks on the way home from shopping. It happened on Sunday when two-year-old Alex Essex and his parents, Chris and Ami made a grocery trip to Meijer. According to Ami, if they pick up gummy snacks while shopping … Continue reading After gummy pack goes empty, toddler accuses parents of theft

Megablock tower shatters living room height record

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - Construction is complete on the tallest Megablock tower ever built in the living room. A Terre Haute dad wrapped up the project on Sunday. 34-year-old Chris Essex began construction on the tower around 4:30 Sunday afternoon, it was done by about 4:45. “It was awesome. I used every Megablock in … Continue reading Megablock tower shatters living room height record

Dad considers calling in sick…until he realizes it would be more work to stay home

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Terre Haute dad says he considered calling in sick to work, until he realized it would probably be less relaxing at home. According to Chris Essex, on Monday he woke up “really...really tired.” “When I heard Alex wake up at like, 7:00 a.m. I thought to myself...there’s no way … Continue reading Dad considers calling in sick…until he realizes it would be more work to stay home

Local kid debuts “Homeless Toddler” collection

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Terre Haute toddler gets his feet dirty with his first modeling photo. On Wednesday, two-year-old Alexander Essex’s parents announced the child would be debuting this springs “Homeless Toddler” collection. In his first photo shoot, Essex is seen wearing a dinosaur polo shirt, plaid shorts, with a big dirt spot … Continue reading Local kid debuts “Homeless Toddler” collection

Toddler busted trying to use fake ID

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Terre Haute toddler is facing punishment after his parents say he tried to buy juice with a fake ID. It happened Saturday at Meijer. According to parents, two-year-old Alexander Essex tried to pass his father’s ID off as his own. He was allegedly trying to buy massive amounts of … Continue reading Toddler busted trying to use fake ID