Furious boy throws temper tantrum after cupcake gender reveal shows baby sister on way
A couple has filmed the hilarious moment their eight-year-old son threw a temper tantrum after discovering he was getting a baby sister.
Destin Torres burst into tears when he found out mum Brittany Torres and dad Freddie Torres were having another girl as he was desperately hoping for a little brother.
Already outnumbered with two sisters the youngster was devastated when 16-week-pregnant Brittany, 28, revealed she was having a baby girl despite the news being delivered in the form of delicious cupcakes with pink icing in the middle.
In the video, filmed earlier this month at the family’s home in Naples, Florida, painter Freddie, 32, asks Destin and younger sisters Lexiann, six, and Aviana, three, what they would like with the sisters replying ‘girl’ and Destin replying ‘boy please’.
Destin excitedly claps his hands before digging into the cupcake but as soon as he splits it in the middle he says ‘a girl’ and, with his mouth smothered in icing, collapses to the floor in floods of tears.
Despite mum and dad trying to console him by telling him he’s got the special part of being the big boy brother he can’t be comforted.
Full-time mum Brittany, 28, said: “We decided to save his reaction as we had an idea that he would be a bit upset but we didn’t think it would be like that.
“He was really hoping for a boy, he had been saying ‘I hope it’s a brother’.
“I didn’t expect him to burst into tears, I just thought he would brush it off.
“If he doesn’t get something he wants he usually accepts it and leaves it alone. He’s usually pretty good at taking on news he doesn’t want to hear.
“I tried to console him and wanted him to feel like he has a special place in our family but you can see at that moment he wants nothing to do with that.
“Afterwards he was listening to the radio on the internet – it was really depressing music and I said ‘what are you listening to? and he replied ‘sad song radio’.
“He was upset for a week after. He didn’t want to hear me talk about it, I was talking about it to his dad and he told me off.
“I said to him ‘you are going to love her’ and he said ‘I am but I wanted a brother’.
“I think it’s because there are already girls in the family. He’s the oldest and was hoping for a brother – he doesn’t want more girly stuff.”
Brittany said she’s watched the video every day since and it keeps making her laugh.
Brittany said: “I just wanted to see their reaction and have a memory of it to look back on and it ended up being a lot funnier. I put it on Facebook and everyone started sharing it.
“I thought it was cute when my husband asks what they want and he says ‘a boy please’. I liked how he said ‘please’.”
The couple said finding out they were pregnant was a blessing after they lost their home and all of their belongings in Hurricane Irma which hit Florida at the end of August.
Brittany, who is planning to call the new arrival Cora-Jayde, said: “It was a surprise pregnancy. We lost our home and had been staying in a hotel.
“She is a blessing. She has definitely made things a lot easier for us.
“When we moved into our new place we were trying to get new stuff and every day I was really upset.
“I took the test and from that moment I forgot about everything and it was a really heart-warming feeling.
“It has been a really good pregnancy. I had been craving meat and spicy food so I was convinced it was a boy.
“With my girls I craved more sweet stuff so it was a shock to us but as long as she’s healthy that’s all that matters.”
Brittany added Destin is wonderful with his sisters.
Brittany said: “If we go out he makes sure they are on the inside of the pavement away from the road. He is very protective over them.
“I think he’s coming round to the idea, he’s happy there’s going to be another baby.
“He told me ‘I know I will like my sister but it would have been nice to have a brother so you will have to try for a brother now’.”
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