Tired dad makes late-night post as toddler refused to sleep, is poop to blame?

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Vigo County dad says he is exhausted as he types a late-night post for Fake Toddler News. That is as his son, three-year-old Alex refuses to sleep, "I was close to falling asleep...but then, around 1:30 a.m., I heard him talking to himself on the monitor," Chris Essex, Alex's … Continue reading Tired dad makes late-night post as toddler refused to sleep, is poop to blame?

Toy found safe after ‘Mater Alert’ delays lunch by 20 minutes

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A late Tuesday morning 'Mater Alert' forced a 20-minute delay in lunchtime for a local three-year-old. Parents created the 'Mater Alert' after a brand new, Mater the tow truck toy went missing within hours after buying it. Now, anytime a toy is missing, parents issue a Mater Alert. LINK | … Continue reading Toy found safe after ‘Mater Alert’ delays lunch by 20 minutes

Dad completes record breaking 58-minute mile during walk with toddler

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A local dad is the talk of the parent community after he complete a 58-minute mile during a walk at a park with his three-year-old son. The event happened on Sunday evening at Deming Park in Terre Haute. That is where 36-year-old Chris Essex, his wife Ami, and their son … Continue reading Dad completes record breaking 58-minute mile during walk with toddler

Christmas in May? Missing Christmas tree display leads to toddler tantrum in Kroger

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A trip to a local grocery store ended with a local toddler demanding to see a Christmas tree in May, It happened Saturday night at Kroger on Terre Haute's south-side. Parents say three-year-old Alex Essex became upset when he noticed a Christmas tree display was gone. The display was reportedly … Continue reading Christmas in May? Missing Christmas tree display leads to toddler tantrum in Kroger

Parents speak out as toddler battles back massager addiction

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A pair of local parents are warning others about the dangers of toddler back massage addiction. Parents Chris and Ami Essex say their toddler is addicted to a back massager Ami received for Mother's Day a couple of years ago. "I love it. It is pretty nice. It's the kind … Continue reading Parents speak out as toddler battles back massager addiction

‘No toddler should have to go through something like that…’ Dad saddened as toddler forced to grow up too quickly

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - Are toddlers being forced to grow up too quickly? That is what one local dad is saying after he was forced to watch his son give up a piece of his childhood. Chris Essex is the father of three-year-old Alex. He told the moment that left a mark on him … Continue reading ‘No toddler should have to go through something like that…’ Dad saddened as toddler forced to grow up too quickly