Playtime is ‘no joke’ for this pretend-cashier dad: ‘Preparing them for the real world’

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This dad takes playtime very seriously. He made things come to life when his kids were playing “supermarket,” and he hilariously got a little carried away.

When it comes to parenting, there’s nothing like quality time with the kiddos. The moments that prioritize having fun over those ever-growing to-do lists can be the most memorable.

TikTok mom @michellelynnheart gave her followers a sneak peek at what it’s like hanging with dad.

“Playing with dad is no joke in our household,” the mom wrote in the video caption.

The father, his two daughters and toddler son were pretending to be at a supermarket. The dad wore an apron, had a full cash register with a conveyor belt and even had product shelves. But although he was playing, the dad wasn’t playing with his bite-sized “customers.”

“I’m gonna need you to step away from the cooler,” he told his son from behind the register.

The little boy was opening and closing the cooler door. When his big sister closed the cooler, he began to moan and groan.

“Sir — Sir — The attitude is not appreciated,” the father said. “Don’t make me call security.”

His daughter laughed, but the dad wasn’t there to work, not make jokes.

“Ma’am, are you going to pay or what?” he asked his daughter.

“I’m paying! [The credit card] it’s in the chipper,” the daughter said.

“The chipper is not working. You’re going to have to swipe it,” the father replied.

The hilarious TikTok racked up 6 million views and 1.3 million likes. People found it so relatable.

“Not the underpaid employee and the stressed mom with crazy kids running around,” one person commented.

“Preparing them for the real world,” another said.

“Having worked in a grocery store, I can confirm this is 100 percent accurate,” a user posted.

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