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4-year-old gives baby brother hilarious advice about grandma

Many of us take advice from our older siblings as we grow up. Often, we look to them while they navigate the world and learn from their successes and mistakes. In this adorable video, a young baby receives life advice from his much older, much more experienced four-year-old brother. This is what he has to say.

Life Advice from a Four-Year-Old

You might not think that advice from a four-year-old is valuable, however young Ari has plenty of knowledge that he wants to give to his baby brother Finn. After all, he’s been living under their parents’ roof for four long years, so he’s gotten to know the ins-and-outs of life in their home pretty well. (1)

Baby Finn looks somewhat bewildered but ready to listen and learn. Let’s dive into some of the tips Ari has for his young sibling. (1)

Tip #1: When in doubt, ask Grandma

Ari starts off by letting Finn in on this harsh truth: Mommy and Daddy are going to say no. A lot. After years of hearing this word from his parents, Ari has learned that when they say no, Grandma will always say yes. (1)

Tip #2: You can’t get enough TV

Ari says his parents claim that too much screen time is bad for them. In his opinion, however, this is false. TV is great and the more cartoons you watch the happier you will be. (1)

Tip #3: You have to wipe your own bum

Right now, Finn is living in that blissful part of life where everything is done for you, including wiping your bum. Ari lays a hard truth on his little brother, letting him know that one day soon, this will all stop. You will be expected to start doing things on your own, and that includes the disgusting task of wiping your own behind. (1)

Tip #4: Hug your mom every day

This tip is very important: Ari tells Finn that it is imperative that he hug their mommy every single day, no questions asked. (1)

Tip #5: Don’t sleep more

Ari’s parents are always trying to get him to sleep more. Ari’s advice? Don’t! The more you sleep, the more likely you are to miss out on something exciting. Stay in the action and avoid going to sleep as much as possible. (1)

Tip #6: Baby voice is annoying

This one is less of a tip and more of a fact: Adults using baby talk is annoying. Perhaps Ari hopes that if Finn agrees, he will stop reacting to their parents’ baby talk, and then they will stop doing it. (1)

Tip #7: Say no to green

According to Ari, nothing green ever tastes good, so don’t let anyone force you into eating those foods. Unless, he adds, that food is green M&Ms. This is an acceptable green food and should be consumed as often as possible. (1)

He then goes on to give Finn a list of things that you can’t eat (1):

  • Bubblegum
  • Money
  • Garbage 
  • Play-doh
  • Your dog
  • Water cups filled with soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Anything green

(He’s really quite emphatic about that last one.)

Tip # 8: When in doubt, sing it out

This tip is definitely something we could all use. Ari says that when you don’t know what to do or say, just sing. He doesn’t specify why, but the happiness you see on Ari’s face while he serenades his baby brother tells you everything you need to know. (1)

Tip #9: Sometimes you’ve just gotta cry

Ari goes on to explain where babies come from. This upsets baby Finn, to which Ari replies:

“Yeah, that was my reaction, too.” (1)

He then, however, gives Finn another piece of advice that quite honestly we could all use: Sometimes, you’ve just got to cry. Ari says that crying is okay and that he will always be there for his baby bro. (1)

Lastly, Ari says to Finn:

“Even though we’re not related, we’re still brothers.” (1)

This serves as an excellent reminder that you don’t have to share DNA to take care of each other and treat one another like family. 

Let’s all take some of Ari’s advice: Sing a little more, love each other like family, and eat more green M&Ms.

Julie Hambleton
The Hearty Soul Team
Julie Hambleton has a BSc in Food and Nutrition from the Western University, Canada, is a former certified personal trainer and a competitive runner. Julie loves food, culture, and health, and enjoys sharing her knowledge to help others make positive changes and live healthier lives.