Here’s how a “big ass bug” led to a parenting lesson for one of Hollywood’s most lovable dads, Will Smith. The 50-year-old star is arguably the coolest dad there is and, with the help of his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and co-parent Sheree Zampino, has raised three extremely grounded and confident kids. However, there’s always room to brush up on your parenting skills, and his sons, Jaden Smith, 20, and Trey Smith, 26, took it upon themselves to use a funny Smith family moment as a teachable moment. Yesterday (Dec. 2) Will shared a video of Jaden running away from a BIG-ass flying bug.
“Don’t embarrass me with the bug, Jaden. It’s just a bug,” Will jokingly scolds his youngest son as Jaden cowers in fear.
“He’s allowed to express himself,” chimes in big bro, Trey.
Jaden then proceeds to cite the time Will too, cowered in fear over a fake mouse in a previous Instagram prank video. Will pulled Jaden aside to explain his fear of mice.
“And I overcame my phobia of mice to raise ya’ll little punks.”
That’s when Trey dropped these simple wise words that made even Will listen up.
“Kids don’t do what you say. They do what you do.”
BOOM! Yes, even when the Smiths are making us laugh, they’re dropping gems like this. And yes, even though you may be the coolest dad in the world, it doesn't mean your kids can’t school you.
Watch the teachable moment below:
(Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
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