‘It’s like a horror movie…’ 3-year-old figures out how to open toddler proof door handle

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A pair of Vigo County parents say their life has turned into a horror movie after their three-year-old figured out to open his bedroom door. The door had a toddler proof style door handle cover. Parents Chris and Ami Essex said the shock started over the weekend when Alex walked … Continue reading ‘It’s like a horror movie…’ 3-year-old figures out how to open toddler proof door handle

Dad issues heart felt thank you to the makers of Thomas the Tank Engine toys

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (FTN) - A local dad says he is grateful to the makers of a line of toys. On Tuesday, Chris Essex expressed his gratitude to the company or companies that creat the entire line of Thomas the Tank Engine toys. Chris says his three-year-old son, Alex, is obsessed with anything Thomas. "How … Continue reading Dad issues heart felt thank you to the makers of Thomas the Tank Engine toys

‘There’s no reason to use up the space…’ mom comes up with bogus excuse so she could have popsicle on the drive home

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (FTN) - A Terre Haute dad has accused his wife of coming up with the worst excuse he could think of to have a popsicle on their drive home from the grocery store. It happened over the weekend as Chris, Ami, and Alex Essex were leaving Meijer in Terre Haute. "So, she … Continue reading ‘There’s no reason to use up the space…’ mom comes up with bogus excuse so she could have popsicle on the drive home

Three-year-old finally gets inside bounce house

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - After around 10 attempts over the course of two years, a local three-year-old finally got inside of a bounce house. That's according to Alex Essex's dad, Chris. It happened at the Bouncin Barn in Terre Haute. Chris told Fake Toddler News both him, and his wife Ami have been working … Continue reading Three-year-old finally gets inside bounce house

‘What’s inside ____’s nipple.’ Dad confused and amused by late night conversation with 3-year-old

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - An early morning attempt at a play session left a Vigo County dad laughing...but confused. Around 1:30 Thursday morning, Chris Essex said he heard his three-year-old son Alex in his bedroom talking to himself through and old iPad he uses as a baby monitor. "I had just wrapped up a … Continue reading ‘What’s inside ____’s nipple.’ Dad confused and amused by late night conversation with 3-year-old

Dad keeps using photos of his son on a legitimate news website as the stock kid pics

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Terre Haute dad says his son makes the perfect stock photo child for the legitimate news website he works with for his full time job. Chris Essex told FTN he uploaded a new photo of his son, three-year-old, Alex on Tuesday to his station's website. "I needed a photo … Continue reading Dad keeps using photos of his son on a legitimate news website as the stock kid pics

‘What happened to Jack?’ Misunderstanding leads local dad to think something happened to cat

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Vigo County three-year-old is accused of giving his dad a scare. It happened on Sunday. Chris Essex told FTN it started when his son Alex asked 'What happened to Jack?' "We have an older cat named Jack. When Alex came in concerned asking what happened to Jack...I was kind … Continue reading ‘What happened to Jack?’ Misunderstanding leads local dad to think something happened to cat