Parents ask for public’s help after toddler’s new toy reported missing

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - Two Vigo County parents are asking for help after their toddler's new toy turned up missing. On Sunday, Alex Essex, 2, received a new 'Mater' toy. Mater is the tow truck from the Disney/Pixar Cars series. The toy was reported missing by Alex's parents, Chris and Ami on Wednesday morning. … Continue reading Parents ask for public’s help after toddler’s new toy reported missing

Dad fears the day his toddler realizes he is eating chicken…while reading a book with a chicken

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Terre Haute dad says he is worried about the day his toddler connects the dots between his food and the animals in his books. Chris Essex, 35, is the father of two-year-old Alex. Chris says he is worried about the day his son realizes he is eating chicken while … Continue reading Dad fears the day his toddler realizes he is eating chicken…while reading a book with a chicken

Toddler busted playing tug of war with dog…using his mouth

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Vigo County toddler was caught on camera playing mouth style tug of war with his yellow lab. The incident happened on Sunday in southern Vigo County. According to two-year-old Alex Essex's parents, he took his pet dog's squeaky dog bone toy, bit down, and started teasing her. The dog, … Continue reading Toddler busted playing tug of war with dog…using his mouth

Dad uses dinner time distraction to build elaborate Mega Bloks tower

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Terre Haute dad says he used his son's dinner time to to build an elaborate, over the top Mega Bloks tower. Chris Essex is the father of two-year-old Alex Essex. Chris said he took advantage of his son's dinner to lay on the floor and build. "Um....so I think … Continue reading Dad uses dinner time distraction to build elaborate Mega Bloks tower

Mom discovers massive toddler coverup scheme

TERRE HAUTE,Ind. (FTN) - A Vigo County mom is speaking out after she said she discovered a toddler cover-up scheme. Ami Essex contacted FTN after she said she made the shocking discovery. It happened Friday night at their Terre Haute home. "It was maybe a half an hour before bed...and he was in the bath. … Continue reading Mom discovers massive toddler coverup scheme

Parents investigate after paint print found on hallway wall

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (FTN) - An investigation is underway after a Terre Haute mom found a blue handprint on the family's hallway wall. The print was found just before 5:00 on Thursday. According to 30-year-old Ami Essex, she spotted the handprint soon after putting her son, two-year-old Alex Essex in the bathtub. She said Alex … Continue reading Parents investigate after paint print found on hallway wall

”I’m going to have a hard time sleeping…”Parents on edge after their toddler chooses to sit in his time out chair for no reason

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A pair of Terre Haute parents say they are silently worried after their two-year-old son sat in his designated time out chair, without being told to. It happened Tuesday morning. At around 10:00, two-year-old Alex Essex's mom Ami walked into the family's dining room and found him sitting in the … Continue reading ”I’m going to have a hard time sleeping…”Parents on edge after their toddler chooses to sit in his time out chair for no reason

Dad under fire for saying his wife’s name in front of their toddler

TERRE HAUTE,Ind. (FTN) - A Terre Haute dad is catching flak from his wife for saying her real name in front of their two-year-old. It happened on Monday at the Honey Creek Mall. According to an incident report, 35-year-old Chris Essex said his wife, Ami's name in front of their son Alex. After that, Alex … Continue reading Dad under fire for saying his wife’s name in front of their toddler

Toddler accused of taking time-out tantrum on Alexa

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Terre Haute two-year-old is accused of taking out his time out anger on an Echo Dot device. That's according to two-year-old Alex Essex's mother, Ami. On Friday morning, Alex's dad Chris noticed the Echo on the floor near its usual spot. This comes after a time out right before … Continue reading Toddler accused of taking time-out tantrum on Alexa

Local dad issues warning after smart light scare

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Terre Haute dad said he received quite the scare early Friday morning after he accidentally turned on the Hue light in his son's bedroom. Now he has a warning for other parents. It happened just after midnight to 35-year-old Chris Essex. Essex said he attempted to use his phone … Continue reading Local dad issues warning after smart light scare