This Father’s Day, let’s celebrate dads for something they’re all apparently really good at: stacking Cheerios on their kids’ heads.
Yup, you read that right. This is the newest ridiculousness on the Internet. And its called the Cheerio Challenge.
What started as a bored Orange County father’s silly way to pass time has become a social game of one-upmanship as dads compete to stack higher and higher towers of Cheerios on their sleeping children.
So, about a week or so ago, Patrick Quinn felt trapped.
He was sitting on the couch, afraid to move — lest he woke up Maxton, his 3-week-old son who was sound asleep on his lap.
Then he spotted a bowl of Cheerios by the couch. His older son had left it there because he never puts anything away.
Hmm, thought Quinn, let’s see if I can get one to balance on Maxton’s nose. It worked.
Hmm, let me see if I can get two.
“I’d take a picture but then I’d start laughing and it’d topple over,” Quinn told CNN. “So I’d start again, take a picture and it’d topple over. The highest I got to is five.”
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the Cheerio Challenge was born.
Quinn manages the social accounts for Life of Dad, a parenting site with pretty impressive traffic numbers. So he knows a thing or two about what’s likely to get traction.
And as for the Cheerio Challenge. Who can really blame Dads for trying to pass the time while being held hostage by a sleeping child?
Unsurprisingly, dads from around the globe are really getting into this new, competitive activity…
Here’s some of our favourites.