As coronavirus continues to spread — and panic spreads even more — one dad wanted to take drastic measures to ensure his daughter washes her hands.
He orchestrated a fake doll death.
Yes, this dad told his five-year-old daughter that her doll had died of coronavirus in a bid to increase her hand-washing. Now his wife's mad at him, his daughter's possibly traumatized, and he's wondering if he went too far.
"[Am I the a-hole] for telling my daughter one of her dolls died in an effort to get her to wash her hands more often?" he wrote.
There's been a handful of COVID-19 cases in my area and there seems to be very little government effort to slow down the spread.
I've been encouraging my kids to wash their hands frequently but my 5 y/o daughter isn't washing her hands enough. I came up with the idea to throw out one of her dolls and tell her it died of the coronavirus.