“I’ve never seen it actually happen…” dad sees the subtle moment his toddler’s mood turns sour

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) – A local dad said he spotted the exact moment his toddler’s mood went from great to grumpy.

It happened on Thursday morning in southern Vigo County.

Three-year-old Alex Essex’s dad, Chris, said the switch flipped with a simple eye rub.

“I’ve never seen it actually happen. I have seen the before and after a ton…but to see the eye rub and the switch…wow,” Chris said. “It was amazing to see it happen. Like the Aurora Borealis.”

On Thursday, Alex was reportedly having fun playing in a tunnel his mom made for him using blankets…and after the eye rub, he allegedly tried to push the tv over in a temper tantrum.

“He woke up at like 7:30, so I had no doubt he was tired,” Chris said. “That is when we knew it was time for lunch, and to get the nap process going.”

Alex usually sleeps from about 8:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. with a two to three hour nap.

His parents say he received a five minute time-out and a talking to for the tv incident.

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