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pollywoggers

If only there was another way to find out...


janzeera

Now they’ll never know.


Pensky_Material_808

Was the baby in the balloon?


woolyearth

The prophecy has been fulfilled. The sacrifice was made. The God’s are happy.


voyagerfan5761

r/apostrophegore


woolyearth

lul’s but for real, Thank’s tho for all the laugh’s and good sub recommendation’s! We Appreciate’s Ya.


voyagerfan5761

\*twitches uncontrollably\*


kilgoresparrot

>twitch's ftfy


mixttime

Thank's ya'll


_theMAUCHO_

'Yer w'lcum


crackerjackass

It was the ballon boy


dhhdhh851

Mayne if they detonate 80lbs of tannerite and create a mini earthquake felt the next state over then maybe, just maybe, could they then find out the gender of their baby.


eject_eject

Explosives!


gizamo

*cries in Californian*


Dr_fish

Pop the mothers belly


UnusualDisturbance

why did no one pull out their gun and shoot it?


Dr_Identity

It's a gender reveal, a mortar would be more on brand.


lordofbud

You've planted a seed.


matchesmalone10

I painted my tiger pink and had it maul my guests for my gender reveal in Texas.


Stergeary

That was where the problem started.


Zarysium

I thought you were gonna say it's a gender reveal party, not a high-school corridor.


fadedleprechaun

Yeah the guy at the end with the white claw I’m surprised he didn’t shoot it ha!


three_legged_monkey

That “it” is a little girl, sir. How dare you. /s


Toolatelostcause

Because its illegal to shoot children I mean what?


MarvinParanoAndroid

I seriously think it’s allowed in schools.


dribblesnshits

Cause the bullets gotta land somewhere...


B_randomYT

I can’t sleep at night, because of this. How many people have died because of bullets raining down on them, from warning shots. I NEED ANSWERS


dasus

*Here you go:* Bullets fired into the air usually fall back with terminal velocities much lower than their muzzle velocity when they leave the barrel of a firearm. Nevertheless, people can be injured, sometimes fatally, when bullets discharged into the air fall back down to the ground. Bullets fired at angles less than vertical are more dangerous as the projectile maintains its angular ballistic trajectory and is far less likely to engage in tumbling motion; it therefore travels at speeds much higher than a bullet in free fall. A study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 80% of celebratory gunfire-related injuries are to the head, feet, and shoulders.[6] In Puerto Rico, about seven people have died from celebratory gunfire on New Year's Eve in the last 20 years.[timeframe?] The last one was in 2012.[7] Between the years 1985 and 1992, doctors at the King/Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, treated some 118 people for random falling-bullet injuries. Thirty-eight of them died.[8] Firearms expert Julian Hatcher studied falling bullets in the 1920s and calculated that .30 caliber rounds reach terminal velocities of 90 m/s (300 feet per second or 186 miles per hour).[9] A bullet traveling at only 61 m/s (200 feet per second) to 100 m/s (330 feet per second) can penetrate human skin


Atesz763

Probably not much since warning shots aren't common in urban areas, and bullets lose momentum.


brodieisgod

At least no one died.


Snarky_Boojum

No one died *so far as we know.* Mom seemed pretty mad that child number one didn’t perform the expected task properly. Might have to retire her jersey soon.


ArrakisFriedSandworm

I’m pretty sure this moment permanently solidified that little girl’s place as the family scapegoat.


spaceman757

Just because she was smart enough to realize that the whole fucking thing was stupid and no one should participate in one of them.


Acceptable_Success67

Maybe Dad should have thought twice on baby #2


catsarepointless

Dad should have thought twice on wife #1


Sq1873

We don't know, could be wife #7 and baby #11.


whitecorn

Yes, this is painfully true. She has no shame at yelling at a 4 year old in front of everyone for ruining "her moment".


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Yeah, that moment gave me anxiety. She obviously was very comfortable lunging at and swatting her kid. Explains the child's (learned) behavior also.


U_insolent_fool

Okay on one hand, I don’t think the kid was treated fairly. Swatting her like that and scolding her for not wanting to be a part of some silly gender reveal is excessive and bad parenting. On the other hand, she did carelessly throw a dart that could’ve hurt someone.


CrustyBalls-

the difference is one is an adult who should know better


AdelissaVR

Yeah they seemed fine with it until she screamed and chucked the dart. She could have hurt someone. But still, don't hit your kids.


Specialist_Arrival81

I mean I would never give a kid a sharp pointy object in the first place, isn't this why we only let kids use safety scissors?


bluesshark

You don't give them darts to play with lol but you're better off having them get used to handling things with care, I'm sure that my thus-far good track record with knives is at least helped by the fact that my mother had me helping in the kitchen at a fairly young age. Nowheres near that young, but you get my point


Megaskiboy

Kids have to learn safety awareness at a young age. I'm not saying hand a 5 year old an Ak-47. But don't put a safety bubble around everything. Knifes are a useful tool used everyday. Kids should learn how to use them safely.


Specialist_Arrival81

Agreed they should be taught safely. This feels more like they put the child in a high pressure situation where they had to preform in front of people and handed them a pointy thing.


andre3kthegiant

That balloon is on its way to murder a turtle.


robbs777

That ballon got sucked into a 747 engine and killed 300 people :-(


Chilipatily

NO CAPES!


Acceptable_Success67

And started the biggest forest fire in history


sidgup

Well at least california did not burn for weeks.. (for those uninitiated.. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/07/us/gender-reveal-party-wildfire.html)


Thelightsshadow

Ocean animals?


jaspersurfer

True. But she did slap her child and chastise her for ruining HER moment. So the child will basically grow up dead inside


nameunconnected

I took it as she slapped her hand and chastised her because precious chucked a dart in the general direction of the crowd.


Investmental

The child was scared of popping the balloon. Reasonable. The child was getting bullied into doing something they were not ready to do. This is a text book example of how you create a reactive, aggressive and insecure child. She was acting out because she was afraid. It is obvious her mother treats her this way frequently. It is probably how the mother was raised. Getting smacked a lot makes you skittish and aggressive and reactive. This is just bad parenting all the way around. It may be the mother just does not know better. This is the way a lot of parenting still happens, even though there is mountains of research showing it is harmful in the short and long term and does not even temporarily produce the desired outcomes. This video was case in point.


constantly_sleepy

The kid was obviously really overwhelmed with what seemed like a good sized crowd yelling at her, as well as possibly being embarrassed by not popping the balloon on the first try. Yeah, she shouldn't have thrown the dart but the parents should've seen the need for deescalation before handing the dart back to the kid.


Chilipatily

Douches all around. I mean, it IS a gender reveal party. But yeah, 1. They shouldn’t have put the kid in that position and should have expected a meltdown. 2. Really badly handled the meltdown, which as has been said, probably explains the kids behavior in the first place.


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I got the impression that the girl didn't want the balloon popped. Because, ya know, most kids like balloons! This whole gender reveal thing is really interesting. Weddings are so hyped up for women: the expense, the gifts, how lavish they are, how this is a woman's "most important day of their life", etc. I think these parties are filling the void left after the wedding shine wears off for some people.


glacierre2

Balloons popping are also scary, specially that big ass balloon.


DontStepOnTheRoses

....this is so smart!


i-FF0000dit

The secret to dealing with kids is staying calm. No matter what happens, you have to stay calm and have a smile on your face. If you start frowning and yelling, all it does is makes it worst.


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Scout816

Can anyone make out what the people are saying? Especially towards the end when the person filming just turns around. I have trouble making out words in videos but it's bugging me a lot!


StylishWoodpecker

Right at the end? She says, “Oh my god, I said that on the way…” and the video ends.


McNalien

It is and the person who started the whole thing totally regrets it. One, they are stupid. Just text your friends what the hell you are pregnant with, boy, girl, or like that demon child trying to slash the dudes neck open.


jimtrickington

Wait a second. You mean to tell me that the likely-narcissist who started the whole gender reveal thing *totally regrets* that he or she started a worldwide trend?


HowToChangeMyNamePlz

I'm pretty sure the original gender reveal party happened because it was the first pregnancy that the mother successfully carried to term. It was mainly to celebrate that the baby was healthy, not to show off.


jimtrickington

Well now, I just feel like an ass.


McNalien

[the more you know](https://youtu.be/GD6qtc2_AQA) don’t feel like an ass. There are a lot of things people don’t know, then learn. Which you did, dick! Last part was a joke. Edit: corrected spelling


External-Berry

Don’t. Celebrating a healthy baby is very different from celebrating its sex.


Ruinwyn

I think it was because the earlier pregnancies had ended in miscarrige before the sex could be determined. It was a pregnancy milestone they had never achieved before and it was one that made the child real in their mind. It wasn't so much about which sex the child was, but the fact that it had one they could know. Edit: It was also a party, to let their relatives know they could start talking about the child, instead of skirting the subject incase things go wrong again.


Baybob1

I missed the 80 pound bombs for a birth ... Not a thing I think ...


firebunbun

yeah, but in her defense it didn't start from narcicism. She had miscarried like 9-12 times, and was celebrating that her child actually lived long enough to have a determinable gender. ​ Que next year, and the 2017 wildfires...


alemak12

Worldwide xD


Eighthsin

Nah, he's not a narcissist, she just thought it would be something cute to do. It's everyone else that has turned it into a psycho competition. Also, another reason why she regrets it is that her daughter turned out to be gender non-conforming.


McNalien

Yes [she did in this video/article](https://www.audacy.com/wben/news/national-news/woman-who-invented-the-gender-reveal-party-now-regrets-it)


themightyptfc

Why is there so much chaos as she's trying to pop the balloon like there's a time limit. Everyone screaming at her was not helpful.


SanityPlanet

This was my thought, too. Also, a giant balloon, likely filled with something, about to explode right next to the kid's face is a scary prospect. Any kid would be hesitant. That whole situation seemed pretty miserable and I feel sorry for the kid having to live with a family like that. The narcissism, the angry yelling, the stupidity, the reactive slap... seems like a shitty way to be.


Masta_Wayne

I don't know if I would have been able to do that as a child. I was absolutely terrified of balloons popping as a child, add everyone screaming as I'm about to do it, I would refuse like she did, though I don't know if I'd chuck the knife too.


OrginalRecipe_

I’m 25 and I still can’t do that without hesitation lmao yes call me a pussy I don’t care


HeatherReadsReddit

The friends and family participated in it, too, by yelling at her even more. I feel sorry for that little girl, and hope that she has someone nice in her life.


troutlegs1

The saddest part is that she is being blamed and shamed for not wanting to do something because it's confusing and scary. They're basically teaching her that her feelings don't matter. Those people should be made to go to an educational program on how to parent.


Ever2naxolotl

I still think there should be some kind of parenting license but then you're moving into dictatorship and eugenics territory...


WantDiscussion

Also the balloon wobbled away as she got close. Holding it by the string was doing no one any favours


BadLuckFPV

Came here to find someone talking about the fact that we all just watched a video of a mother slapping their child in front of a crowd of their family and friends.


LowLifeBanana

When I was 5, I remember my first birthday party. Relatives huddled suffocatingly close to me, yelling for me to blow put the birthday candles. My uncle had his VHS camera aimed at me and the cake. The lights were turned off and the room was claustrophobic and full of hot breath from all the screaming. I don't remember it all exactly, but I do remember crying for half an hour after the lights were turned back on. I don't think I ever blew out the candles. To this day in my 20s, I have never had another birthday party.


Chaqqy

:(


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Ifunnyizbetter

Lmaooo


Xb0xBo1

Yepp, legit slapped that kid, very great parents if you ask me (obvious sarcasm)


Ooooweeee

She must of been scared out of her mind with everyone screaming at her.


SoVerySleepy81

Yup she was completely overwhelmed and I don’t know why any of them thought yelling at the four or five year old was the right move. Poor kid, now her parents are going to hold this over her head forever. They’ll probably tell the story at her wedding. Edited the age


MrFluffyThing

That ain't a seven year old. My son is 4 and is the same height, she's not even cracking anywhere near the 4-foot height and is clearly much younger than seven. That's just more proof that this was an unnecessary reaction to a kid who didn't know what to do and was already upset before this whole thing got filmed.


SoVerySleepy81

I was having a hard time with age range on her, I figured I was going to get it wrong. But yeah she’s pretty young and her parents are assholes.


ap0110

At first I read “They’ll probably tell the story at their wedding.” Still made sense.


Woodshadow

seriously. give a child a sharp object tell her to do something that will make a big scary sound that she won't like and them have everyone scream at her like drunk idiots. that family is a bunch of dicks


AccioSexLife

She was clearly terrified to pop a balloon straight in her face. That used to be one of my childhood fears.


VirtualAlias

I got anxious just watching her. Sure, pop the giant, loud balloon amongst all the screaming people and focused attention. I've seen combat training that was easier on the nerves.


jaspersurfer

Yeah, we’ve all seen Idiocracy


Samo50

Still not as bad as the doofus who recently used 80 pounds of explosive for their gender reveal party. 🧨💥


KnittingforHouselves

WTH??! People are crazy... we've just had a baby and when we went to find out the gender a few months back we very dramatically with precise planning and timing... wrote it in the family chat. 10/10 would do again as no fires were started by that reveal.


MOMismypersonality

Just had a baby last Saturday and same. Both for the pregnancy announcement and gender lol. Everyone was excited and it was good enough for us!


AutumnAkasha

I didn't even bother telling anyone mine lol


nannal

If nobody died when the gender was revealed, who's soul will the baby have?


KnittingforHouselves

Sometimes it feels like she craves mine, she's slept some good 90 minutes tonight, lol


The_Infectious_Lerp

Some people really overestimate their importance.


hammerisfun

"I knocked her up again and now we're gonna make you stand around to find out if it has a penis or a vagina! BYOB"


HeatherReadsReddit

“And make sure to yell at our current child before you leave,” they probably said.


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"Are you fucking kidding me?" ...says the person who let go of the balloon?


maxtacos

...says the person who let go of the balloon to slap her kid's face. I don't know this person, but I don't like her.


Vates82

That little girl pretty much sums up what everyone thinks about gender reveal parties, but is to polite to tell you.


frombrampton

yes exactly.


Iceboard88

Yes this


theexistentialbread

Oh no the gender flew away


thoeltke

Is this what non-binary means?


Iceangel711

Did she seriously get mad about losing the balloon after she let it go to turn around and physically hit her child in public?? A+ parenting. Glad they're breeding. /s


spritelass

Yeah, she completely forgot she was holding a balloon. Or did she forget how balloons work? Either way it doesn't bode well for the little girls future.


SheaMcD

I think it was meant to be held down with that little thing on the ground, and she was holding it closer so the kid could pop it


Lulle5000

I'm think it's because the kid threw the needle basically at the crowd. I too would be a bit angry at that, but of course it is never okay to physically attack your children.


Iceangel711

I can see this but she also aimed down making me think it was more in response to the mother's bullying (poor thing tried to pop it but looks like she got scared/shy after failing the first time). Should definitely be sat down/put in time out but the mother's reaction looked automatic like she's used to just turning around and hitting her rather than a planned punishment for an action.


seanthesonic

Ye she obviously wanted to pop the balloon, but was scared of the actual pop. Can’t blame her.


AltAccount0003

I was always nervous around the toaster growing up whenever I put bread in it. I can definitely understand her hesitation. Everyone screaming at her and pressuring her made it far worse.


LittlePaganChild

My thoughts, she turned like it was an automatic thing to smack her. You have a kid barely out of diapers, about to have a huge balloon pop in her face, people yelling at her, and I'm sure she's frightened with all the changes going on in her daily life about a new baby coming and not having all of moms attention anymore. This was not the way to handle it. She's going through big feelings and they need to talk about it.


sarahelizam

Speaking from experience, not having all of mom’s attention anymore sounds like a fucking win. I got kind of emotionally blindsided by this video, reeks too much of my childhood.


AmitRozYT

This is why violent parenting is not good anymore


davmeva

Don't appear to be the type of people who need more kids


HeatherReadsReddit

Exactly!


RedditModsAreVeryBad

I have no clue as to how and why gender reveal parties even became a thing and I can't stand kids - but even I can tell having a bunch of adults shouting at a toddler to do something she's scared of, then hitting her when her brain short-circuits from the stress, is not how you parent.


pmsanchez1

Sadly, she wasn’t hit for being scared. She was hit because she took away from mommy’s specially planned circle jerk in her honor. It’s the pregnancy equivalent of bride-zilla. Barf.


smvfc

There was a blogger like a decade ago, who suffered through multiple miscarriages. Her and her husband threw a gender reveal party because they hadnt made it that far in the pregnancy before; it was a milestone. So they made a little party of it. Because she was a blogger, she posted about it, and in true narcissistic, keeping-up-with-the-kardashians fashion, now every self-important parent out there needs to have another elaborate party to one-up all their friends and showcase how perfect their life is.


Dr_Identity

I'd like to think the balloon ended up popping over someone having a bad day and showering them with confetti, cheering them up.


catblep

fantastic. love this!


palenotinteresting

Probably wouldn't cheer up whatever animal ends up choking on it though.


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HipsterByron

The kid gets it from being a kid. If she still behaves this way when she’s her mother’s age, it will be because of her mother.


Vitis_Vinifera

If the gender reveal balloon floats away, by customary law, you must abort the pregnancy


frombrampton

yes the balloon is a metaphor for what must happen to the baby


BillowBrie

You pop the balloon, you pop the baby The older sister just didn't want to be arrested in a murder conspiracy


Kreaturethenerfer

r/DangerousSarcasm


NemesisErinys

Welp, now you’ll never know.


myname_isnot_kyal

the baby is now canceled


rainbowgeoff

I think there's a word for that exact phenomenon.


xX-69-420-69-Xx

aborted


rainbowgeoff

Nope. No, that's not it. Don't worry guys, we'll get it eventually.


Icemogianst

Gay?


AndreLeo

Two words: fetus deletus


PigCopsFatTits

I'll get the plunger


cutebleeder

Gender reveal parties are getting out of hand.


Private_Murphy

Ah Ah Ah Ah


Zapp_23

Staying alive


The_unwise_potato

Staying alive


Soulr3bl

And thus, the child was born non-binary


NobleBecks

The expression on the last guy says it all


m-cubed3

wow that couple should have like 500 kids !! !


BeIIic

I love that this got ruined.


Turd_P_Ferguson

That mom screams and hits her very young child when no one is looking. Getting angry at a child because they are (understandably) scared by a huge balloon popping in their face is fucking disgusting. She started screaming and trying to slap, even in front of a crowd, when her kid was behaving in an appropriate way for her age - because it ruined “her moment” of a ridiculous exercise that attention-seeking dipshits crave.


juicewilson

>That mom screams and hits her very young child when **EVERYONE** is looking. .


Sweetloo

I completely agree. I am an adult woman who has always been afraid of anything that makes loud noises (balloons, fireworks, etc.). As a child I was TERRIFIED of balloons even more than I am now. If you had put me in that situation and told me to pop that huge ass balloon with everyone yelling around me I would have had a 100% shutdown if not a total weepy, traumatized meltdown. I don’t have children, so I’m no expert, but my decision would be to not give the child a sharp object and put her in that situation in the first place.


flax_generous

That’s the correct decision. It boggles my mind that so many want to hurt the child verbally and physically for failing to cope with a situation she should never had been in.


api10

What a douche mom


mistsoalar

so they just told everyone, like humans do?


Tytron08

Thats why you just shoot at a 100 pounds of tanerite and just be done with it.....FOOL PROOF 🤣


brothersnowball

The fact that I haven’t been invited to any gender reveal parties means I’ve cut out the right people out of my life.


db720

Now you are definitely not mommies favourite


MarvinParanoAndroid

Who cares about the gender of you kid.


Ronjun

Sir! SIR! It is imperative that you are informed regarding my fetus' genitalia! I cannot allow you to go on existing without such vital piece of knowledge! SIR!


Uncertain_Lemon

It's a...live


CraigJBurton

Had two kids. Never did anything stupid like this. It's going to be one or the other. Get lives people.


Onlyroad4adrifter

It could very well change in a few years anyway.


gordofoco

Now the baby will be transgender thanks Karen.


gamecatuk

In the UK this bullshit is just a phonecall.


adrianpeter

Aye we just rang our parents and popped a message in family group chat. This thirst for attention from these people is cringe worthy


jkels66

Hitting kids. Way to be a role model


Meister_Phoenix

Today karma is a balloon


rslashseanyboi

I didn’t know it was possible to cringe as hard as I just did


nzstrawman

Best gender reveal party ever....the suspense builds!


peanutismint

Did one of the other people legit say “what a family” toward the end?! 😂 My sentiments exactly.


jiberjaber

That fucking parent doesn’t understand all people screaming is probably freaking out the kid… no need to slap on her wrist dude! Calm down!


supified

What bugs me the most is how quickly that mother turns on her daughter to tell her off. What shitty parenting.


TheBigGreenOgre

"You're RUINING this for mommy!!!"


Charlotte_____

That karen already doing bad parenting since years, child gonna grow up with quirks and mental problems. And father seem to not give a f about the situation, standard dysfunctionnal parents.


lolmish

Instantkarma for smacking ya kid over something so ridiculous


EnoughAlready0987

Thank you older sister!


krongdong69

I'm surprised one of the yeehaws didn't pull out his gun and blast the fucker out of the sky.


savagepug

I wish these people would stop breeding.


AshNics6214

Did she for real slap that child? What an asshole.


BlueEyes_WhiteLando

Not fit to be a mother the first time, let alone the second...


Groundbreaking-Set

This whole concept is so stupid, I'm glad they lost the balloon.


Hyp3rHowy

uhhh... what just happened?


BassManns222

Did someone say "what a family"?


Julio974

The baby is enby


siuli

this family is gonna get along just great


LSTNYER

There's a metaphor about parenting in this whole video


DocHood139

All of these people are dumb.


M0ona

Sure hope they find that balloon so the baby can be born


letmego-138

And off goes the baby


poyat01

It’s a...hang on...flying away? OH SHIT MY CHILD NOOO STEPHANIE IS FLYING AWAY


sknightler

Why are they all yelling at that poor girl


lunaillusi0ns

I was half expecting someone to come out and shoot the balloon with a bow. Maybe I’ve been playing too much skyrim.