Dad says it’s time for ‘the talk’ after he catches his son in bed with a spork at a Kohl’s

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) – A local dad says he is concerned after a trip to Kohl’s ended with his son in bed with a spork from a popular children’s movie.

Chris Essex is three-year-old Alex’s dad. He told us earlier in the week, the family took a trip to the store to pick up some on-line orders.

“So my wife was picking up the order in the back, and they only had one computer working…and you know…holiday season. So Alex and I explored,” Chris told us.

That is when Chris said Alex made his way to the beds with a new stuffed Forky toy.

Forky was a character introduced in Pixar’s Toy Story 4.

“So, Alex climbed into one of the beds and began to snuggle with the Forky. I was shocked. He can’t even act decent in the middle of a Kohl’s,” Chris told us.

Chris said people were walking by giving Alex looks.

“There were all…under their breath…awww…and ‘look at him just chilling up there, that’s so cute.’ They made me feel like a bad dad,” Chris said.

He said he is considering having the talk with his three-year-old.

“If he is in bed with Forky in the middle of a store…where does it stop?” Chris asked. “I thought I had like..10 years…but it’s time for the talk.”

When we confronted Alex about these accusations and showed him the pictures, this is how he responded.

“Zoom in on Forky! That’s Forky at Kohl’s!” And then ran to go grab the stuffed toy.

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