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Dad gives his kid an avocado for his birthday to test his manners

I’m all for raising kids with good manners, but I’m honestly not sure if this is good parenting or not. This father wanted to teach his son that you should always be grateful when someone gives you a gift, even if it’s not the greatest gift in the world.

The dad, Jeff Simmons, told Global News, “Earlier in the day we were teaching him that when you get presents from friends and family, you have to react in a polite way, even if you don’t actually like the present. So we wrapped up an avocado later on and this was his response!” It’s seems a tiny bit mean-spirited to me, but I guess they’ve done a good job teaching the kid manners, because he looks and sounds genuinely thrilled to be receiving the gift of an avocado:

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AboutJohn Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.