‘This was his one and only bucket list item…’ Three-year-old receives up close look at water tower

MEROM, Ind. (FTN) - A Vigo County three-year-old fulfilled a life-long dream of seeing a water tower up close. The dream came true for three-year-old Alex Essex In Merom, Indiana on Tuesday. While exploring the town's park, Alex noticed the water tower nearby and asked if he could go look at it. As long as … Continue reading ‘This was his one and only bucket list item…’ Three-year-old receives up close look at water tower

‘…that’s when the idea of the walk back up sunk in.’ Parents shamed by three-year-old during walk up 100 plus bluff steps

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (FTN) - A pair of Terre Haute parents were forced to admit they were getting older while visiting the Merom Bluffs in Sullivan County. It happened Tuesday evening after Chris and Ami Essex decided to take a trip to the bluffs with their three-year-old, Alex. "I've only been there for work, and … Continue reading ‘…that’s when the idea of the walk back up sunk in.’ Parents shamed by three-year-old during walk up 100 plus bluff steps

‘Bridge fall down, train falled down broken bridge…’ Toddler upset over iconic movie scene

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Vigo County dad said he accidentally scarred his three-year-old son after watching a scene from Back to the Future 3. It happened on Monday morning in their Terre Haute home on the county's south side. Alex Essex's dad Chris told FTN the three-year-old loves trains, saying the 'Choo Choo' … Continue reading ‘Bridge fall down, train falled down broken bridge…’ Toddler upset over iconic movie scene

Dad’s staycation goal is pretty much just catching up on laundry

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Vigo County dad says he plans to be ambitious while he is taking a stay at home vacation, or 'staycation' this coming week. 36-year-old Chris Essex says his wife has to work, so nothing major is planned for his week off. "A lot of trips to the park...maybe some … Continue reading Dad’s staycation goal is pretty much just catching up on laundry

Dad forgets he’s wearing swimming goggles, 45 minutes after he gets out of the pool

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Terre Haute dad said a trip to the pool ended with his son making fun of his fashion choices. The incident happened Sunday morning in southern Vigo County. Three-year-old Alex Essex's dad, Chris, took the child to the pool. Once they got back inside, Chris jumped directly to lunch … Continue reading Dad forgets he’s wearing swimming goggles, 45 minutes after he gets out of the pool

POLL: Fake Toddler News is considering a name change, let us know what you think

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - The head of FakeToddlerNews.com says he is considering a name change for the not very popular brand of toddler news. This comes after company president, Chris Essex, read an article that said kids stop being toddlers at 36 months. "So, Alex is a preschooler...I thought I had until he was … Continue reading POLL: Fake Toddler News is considering a name change, let us know what you think

Dad outsmarted while trying to build cheap restaurant toy

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Vigo County dad threw his hands in the air and gave up after trying to build a 'Kidz Bop' stage that came with his toddler's Subway kid's meal. It happened on Wednesday evening. Three-year-old Alex Essex and his mom, Ami, stopped by Subway to grab some food after shopping. … Continue reading Dad outsmarted while trying to build cheap restaurant toy

Supermarket Street Sweep? Toddler pushes toy shopping cart for one mile walk

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Vigo County toddler demanded his toy shopping cart as his family went for a walk. Earlier this week, parents Chris and Ami Essex took their three-year-old Alex for a walk around their neighborhood. As the family walked out the door, Alex requested that his toy shopping cart come with. … Continue reading Supermarket Street Sweep? Toddler pushes toy shopping cart for one mile walk

‘Truly, I was shocked…’ Dad surprised when three-year-old patiently waits for train track construction

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Terre Haute dad said he was shocked as his toddler patiently waited for him to build a "decently-long" wooden train track set. It happened around 9:00 Tuesday morning. According to three-year-old Alex Essex's dad, Chris, he was able to build the tracks at a 90 percent connection rate. "So … Continue reading ‘Truly, I was shocked…’ Dad surprised when three-year-old patiently waits for train track construction

Blankets, ice cream face, and no swimming: Local toddler fails at recent heat wave

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (FTN) - A local toddler has failed the most recent heatwave to hit the Midwest. That's according to his parents. It all came to a head on Saturday when three-year-old Alex Essex tried to eat ice cream before going to his grandmother's house. "That was just the latest in a long line … Continue reading Blankets, ice cream face, and no swimming: Local toddler fails at recent heat wave