The “Worry Bout Yourself” Baby is Awesome

[ 54 ] April 22, 2013 |

This video has been going around Facebook and when I watched it, I straight up CACKLED! Her name is August and she wasn’t trying to get ANY help to buckle her seat belt. She wanted to do it all by herself.

Her little finger pointing at her daddy! “Can I help?” “No kank you. YOU DRIVE! WORRY bout yoseff!”

She was not here for Daddy’s help and she was determined to do it all by herself. She told him to mind his business. HA! I bet lil August got potty-trained fast since she seems to like to do stuff by herself. And you know she’s been here before.

Next time someone gets all up in your business, feel free to send them this gif.

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Do you love this vid like I do? I’ve watched it at least 10 times. It made me holler each time!

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  1. Lindsey says:

    This video LITERALLY just made me want to have babies for the sole purpose of videotaping their adorable sass.

  2. Jessa says:

    Is it bad that I wondered if this child spent a lot of time with Black folk? That sounds like some ish my grandma would tell us when we would try to eavesdrop.
    Little Miss August had me crying because towards the end, she looked like she was gonna mollywhop him if he asked her again…GO DRIVE!!

  3. Amber says:

    I watched it this morning. So cute! I love the message that adults are getting from it and need to hear: Mind ya bidniz, that’s all just mind ya bidniz! LOL

  4. Aponda says:

    And this is why I love Luvvie. She says things like, “…You know she’s been here before.”

  5. I mean she is just adorable….all “worry about yourself”..

    …that is until she turns 12..starts smoking Newports, hanging w/ a dude named “Razor” and tells you “worry about yourself”. She might dont make it then.

    • sami says:

      Reaching much?! Geesh. Let these parents enjoy their toddler before you turn her into a chain smoking whore. Smh.

    • Luvvie says:

      Yeah… you just reached further than Stretch Armstrong there.

    • ShoniLane says:

      Lord, I hate comments like this. She’s two. That’s when kids are starting their “I can do it myself” phase. It’s normal childhood development, not a sign she’ll be out of control later. Good grief.

    • Jen Jen says:

      Ummm…did y’all notice how ridiculous her comment is? I’m pretty sure she was joking. I was surely laughing when I read it. Newports are hilarious!

      • ShoniLane says:

        Joke or not, I’ve seen this sentiment too many times from too many people just on this video. It’s still ridiculous.

    • TajMahal says:

      I got the joke. She’s not saying that she will turn out like that.

  6. Tiara says:

    She reminds me of my little ones! Gotta love them… so small and so independent!

  7. Dominique says:

    I love this! It’s a good message for all of us….take care of your own business, I got mine!! Can’t wait to show this to my kiddies. Too funny.

  8. Sunny says:

    yes I LOVED this – it reminds me of my son. When we go out and he feels we’ve been somewhere to long he says – Excuse me mommy, we need to leave here RIGHT NOW.
    How can you even get mad, he said excuse me :)

    • Tiffany says:

      Right, cause little August did make sure she but that, “thank you” at the end of “no.” She tellin’ yall in a nice way she got this, and politely rejects your offer of assistance. So cute.

  9. ktzmiao says:

    I LUV her! She is determined,,, Olivia Pope at 2yrs old, ‘It’s handled!’

  10. KDS says:

    And she has MANNERS. She said NO THANK YOU!!

  11. HowlingBanshee says:

    So I’m the only one here who would’ve gotten yanked out of that seat by one arm and whupped – not spanked, not beaten, not whipped, but DRAGGED and WHUPPED in front of EV. REE. BOTT. TEE if I had tried to fix my mouth to say some ish like that?

    Yes, even as young as two years old. ESPECIALLY as young as two years old. In my family, the earlier you beat the fear of God and Mama into those younguns, the better.
    So, no? Really? Just my family?

    This is why I could never enjoy any television show featuring a family – not even Black family. Not even a Black family. Because three minutes in, I’ve counted five things those TV brats did that I would’ve gotten my tail tore up for, but the parents just sittin’ round laughin’ like it’s cute.

    Sorry. I’ve got too much salty hanging out today.

    “Sounds like a personal problem to me” yeah yeah yeah I know.

    But – aww fuck it lemme go take some more B12 and valerian root because clearly my 41-week fetus and I are not okay today.

    I’ll be back when I get it together.

    Somebody drink some hard liquor for me okay?

    • Luvvie says:

      You woulda gotten DRAGGED??? Chile, that ain’t cool. And also, NAWL. Again, NAWL. getting the fear of God beaten into you ain’t what life is about.

      • naturalista88 says:

        Some parents swear by that mantra, doe (unfortunately).

      • HowlingBanshee says:

        Yes, Dragged. And whupped. I’m doggone in my 30′s and only realized about six months ago that my family stepped over into abuse territory all the time. All my life I thought I was fully deserving of ALL THE SHITS.
        So now I’m crash coursing in gentle-parenting, positive discipline, some kind of balanced approach, whatever the hell I can do different than was done to me so my kids don’t grow up completely devoid of all #selfofsteam and terrified of me like I was (and still am sometimes) of my mom.
        But I still haven’t gotten to where “Worry about yourself” is cute from a two year old.
        Maybe #GodAintDoneWithMeYet, y’all.

        • HowlingBanshee says:

          “No I WANNA DO IT! By MYSELF! Yemme DO IT Yemme DO IT!” <–that's what I consider acceptable, in case anyone is wondering.

        • Pam says:

          I get what ur saying and can kinda relate. But, when I had my own children, I was determined to be a different kind of parent. My mother was of the generation that believed respect came from fear. Fortunately, I had my children much later in life and had time to see for myself the damage that is wrought from that way of thinking. You really have to give respect to get it in return—even in dealing with children. And occasionally that means tolerating a little sass when we know as adults that its not a sign of disrespect but of independence and learning.

      • Christie says:

        Oh yeah; I would have gotten whooped for telling my parents to take care of themselves at that age.

    • @darthjaeda says:

      Beat? Why would you “have” to do all that? My child can be quelled with a look, a word if necessary, and I certainly did not do that dragging and beating her; that’s abuse, and 2-year-olds should not wind up with separated shoulders, broken arms, and bruises (worked in an ER, saw it all) because of “worry about yourself.” If you teach a child what your expectations are from the start matter-of-factly, they really don’t get froggy.

      That, unfortunately, sounds more like parental ego getting in the way- “I’m gonna make sure everybody knows I’M the one in charge- you WILL respect my AU-THO-RI-TAYYYYY!!” And who wants a house where a kid is terrified of being beaten? Jesus.

    • kiesh says:

      …and then we wonder why kids are so violent these days. They learn it early. SMH.

      • HowlingBanshee says:

        You THINK?!? Not to mention the health repercussions of all that built up stress from an early age. I suspect soul food isn’t the only thing killing my loved ones… smh.

    • sami says:

      All that? Please. My parents would have been too busy cracking up to even think about spanking me. Shoot. They probably would have dropped the camera from laughing so hard. Your post is pure ignorance… I say that in love. My parents did not spare the rod by any means, but for a 2 year old to get what you claim you would have gotten for something as innocent as what’s displayed in the above video is in no way justified. And you can’t “beat” the fear of God into anyone, that’s spiritual abuse. Lol. Instill maybe, but not beat. As for me and my house: we are not here for that! Lol

    • foxxtalltrees says:

      I’m riding the same train as you. Showed it to my mom and got a refresher course on how not cute it was Having a double for ya now. CHEERS MATE!

    • Tekiebelu says:

      I know the past of which you speak; however, you’ve learned from the mistakes of the past & are not likely to repeat them. Soooo, blame the lil outburst on pregnancy hormones, tell your bun in the oven that “ding” times up & worry bout yo self!

  12. Tbaby says:

    I think there is way too much sassi-ness going on for that age. A significant influence at home probably shows too much attitude around the kids.

    • Luvvie says:

      Sassyness? But she’s two. They’re meant to be jerks as they feel their way through life. Also, August is polite. She said “No kank you.”

  13. To the people who think the 2 year is too sassy, I agree. What she should have said was “No Father, I do not desire your help at the moment. Why don’t you go ahead and keep driving and focus on what you’re doing rather than helping me. I am fine and perfectly capable of handling this issue on my own, however long it may take. Thanks for your very kind offer of assistance.” Cause, you know, that’s how 2 year olds normally speak. lmao

  14. Brittni says:

    Miss August has been studying from the Toddler School of Teardowns, I see.

    My 3 year old admonishes me regularly that I need to “worry about what you doing over there, mommy” :-|. You want to get mad, but dammit if those midgets aren’t just repeating what they’ve heard.

    Quickest way to get put in your place is to talk to a preschooler. If you think Tamar has folks gettin their life…babaaaay, she ain’t got nothin on a diva in some Dora panties.

    • DJ says:

      ^^^^This. Right here. All that she said. Mommas who are either in or retired from the struggle KNOW. And for the record, this was not any kind of bad. AT ALL. She’s clearly being taught respect as evidenced by her great manners at 2 YEARS OLD, so it seems that her parents will continue that as she gets older. Sat down, people. Let her cook.

  15. Dominique says:

    Kids are so rude and I love it! She don’t need him! She got this! :P

  16. KemaB says:

    Sometimes its not that serious this is one of them I thought it was hilarious

  17. Melissa says:

    I wish adults would not attribute their motives and attitudes onto children. She doesn’t have the motor skills to unfasten her seat belt but she is smart enough to fix her mouth to “sass” her dad? Okay. And I use sass in quotes because that is an adult concept. Toddlers are rude, and that is developmentally appropriate as they grow older and learn to navigate their world.

  18. dmaclee says:

    My two year old’s name is Autumn and she serves the tea on china saucers on a daily basis and I love it. And just like Ms. August, she is polite with her shade. BTW, I teach 8th grade. Typically, my most articulate and well-poised students are ones whose parents say that they were a bit of a handful as toddlers. Children that I worry about are the ones who are so cowered by adults that they can’t advocate for themselves even when it becomes a matter of their own personal safety. The world ain’t a safe place for no demure, mealy-mouthed girls.

  19. RozB says:

    Why does she sound like Miss Swan to me? I was crying laughing at this, and may use this line.

    Cashier: Excuse me Ma’am, paper or plastic?
    Me: No kank you. Worry ’bout YO self!

    Another sassy young one here (Miss Pearl):

  20. emily Taylor says:

    hahahaha this is hillarious…. i just cant stop laughing… gotta wait for her to grow up.. and then say the same thing

  21. Mrsd1106 says:

    Luvvie, being a new follower,(last few months.) gotta assume you are not a parent!? I have 3 lil girls, the pointing a finger & feeling it’s fine to TELL AN ADULT TO WORRRRR BOUT YOSELF, NO MA’AM!

    However, the beating the baby? No also, correction was called for. My mother would have sown me up with a look in the rear view, and a deep throated “Excuse me?”

    The fathers laughter, and filming this told that baby ALL she needed to know. I can say what the heck I want long as I’m cute!

    Also, THE SHADE OF IT ALL SHOWN TO THE BIG SIS!! (shet the hell up lil girl, you’re not on right now!! WTH?)

  22. Leah says:

    I actually thought the fact that she said “worry about yourself” probably means she is getting raised well with the proper amount of discipline, and encouraged to be self sufficient! She obviously has been told that before by an adult, maybe for meddling when he sister got scolded for something, and is just repeating it back because she knows its what she hears when she is getting involved with something she doesn’t need to be involved in. lots of times little kids parrot back something their parents say because they don’t understand the power dynamic isn’t the same. It’s all part of the learning process. We have no clue how the kid behaves as a whole, but i have a feeling she’ll be just fine in life.

  23. isonprize says:

    wow, I am a parent and I LOVE this kid! She was purposeful, polite and independent. Just what I want in my kids. I feel sorry for y’all who got your asses beat for errything. I also feel sorry for y’all who think this babygirl is ‘sassin’ her Dad. He asked her a question and she answered it, Politely! She already has #selfofsteam. LOLOL

    “Toddlers are RUDE!” and “The world ain’t a safe place for no demure, mealy-mouthed girls” SO TRUE.

  24. TeeNikki says:

    I’m a mama and a teacher, and yes this was funny. But even though I’d’ve laughed, I still would’ve corrected her response to an adult and given her an example that would’ve been more respectful. Trust me, I’ve seen what this kinda thing left unchecked turns into, and I would rather not deal with 20 of these mouths at age 5 or 8 or 13. I like being employed LOL

    But my concern is was this dude about to pull off with their seatbelts all messed up? The other girl’s belts were too loose. Ok, let me run out before I get stoned LOL

  25. Mrs D. Bo says:

    I am over here cracking up, some kids are just like this an no matter if you beat them or not its just their personality. I have a daughter like this and she’s just like that.. It was funny to me…

  26. c forte says:

    If all of us was that independent, what a world this would be, there would be no need for welfare

  27. ktzmiao says:

    Her Dad has taken lots of clips of his two little girls. I am glad they are his and will grow up confident and with minds of their own. He is a good Dad with a sense of humor and she is a mini-titan.

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