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Balancing on a Big Ol’ Ball with My Kid

Epic attention-grabbing title. I know.

Ahem.

Please watch the following video. It’s only 51 seconds long.

You are about to witness something crazier than Cirque du Soleil, hotter than Guatemala on a summer day, and more amazing than a pig riding on a monkey.

Yes, the next 51 seconds will change your life.

This video is called, Balancing on a Big Ol’ Ball with My Kid.

Go ahead, take a deep breath.

Smile.

Close your eyes.

Smile again.

Watch it again.

Your life will never be the same.

And that’s a good thing.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

130 comments
D J H
D J H

Noah's non-stop laughing is one of the best things I've ever heard.

Diana L Miller
Diana L Miller

My husband played this way with our children before he died. This was so much fun to watch! Brings back a smile and lots of warm memories. Keep up the fun!

SarahInMaryland
SarahInMaryland

OMG!  That looks like more fun than a carnival ride!  

Rebekah
Rebekah

I love Noah's laugh! You are such an awesome dad!

Amanda Holloman
Amanda Holloman

I think he makes an adorable Yeti!! Love this video! So cute!

Julie in Cincinnati
Julie in Cincinnati

I love love love his laugh!!!   Let's do it again!!!   Awesome!!!  That just made my day!!

Ariel Mae
Ariel Mae

That is the most adorable thing I've seen in awhile. your son is precious.

TassyJanetos
TassyJanetos

This is pure awesome! Classic kid line at the end, "let's do it again!"

Roxann Greenlee
Roxann Greenlee

Love the video. But please Dan HAIRCUT. You look like a Yedi.

sniptheelf
sniptheelf

You are like one of the funnest dads ever!

Clare Braddick
Clare Braddick

Thank you , thank you, thank you. I have been saving this , it didn't disappoint. I didn't think anything could make me laugh today, well you both did. Thank you :D , wait I need to watch again... It's just too awesome x

Kaleb Layne Rasmussen
Kaleb Layne Rasmussen

You, good sir, make me even more excited to be a father someday. Thanks for all of your inspiration. Well done on the balancing act too!

Laura
Laura

Lol! Careful, though, we had one of those pop when our oldest was two weeks old... bouncing the poor restless baby [okay, the screaming, colicky, red-faced crank] to sleep, POP and daddy was flat on his back, baby on her bum on the floor. He was only 200lbs, she was 10...
I love 'em, but don't trust those darn things! [says the mom who desperately wants to play the same game with her kids!! Maybe on carpet... with the older ones..]

Kathleen in Canada
Kathleen in Canada

If my son wasn't 6ft2in I'd totally do this. Absolutely hilarious!

Jodi Freeman
Jodi Freeman

wish all kifs had someone like that in their life! I wish I did now! I like to play.

MelissaRodriguezLuna
MelissaRodriguezLuna

Just for kicks, most of Guatemala actually is not very hot.  Their elevation is pretty high so there are very few hot regions. It gets warm near the pacific coast and it can get warm in the rainforest areas, but not hot as many people think. I'm not hating on your metaphors... just spreading some Guatemala love!

Selina Citrowski
Selina Citrowski

That was awesome! I loved his constant infectious giggles!

Danielle Wooton
Danielle Wooton

Oh. My. Gosh! I said this in the comments of the blog.. but have to say it here as well. Noah has the most precious and infectious laugh! I seriously giggled like crazy while my dog, Hamlet, stared at me... I believe he may think I am slightly off lol.. this was a priceless video. So fun and silly.. I am going to have to watch this again! The fact that you spend time with him like this is awesome. May not seem that way to you.. but to those of us who didn't have moments like this as a child.. it took you back.. made you feel young again and a oittle wistful... AND to those of us who DID have these types of moments.. reminded of the love and joy of our childhoods. Now I want to try it lol

Stephanie Ehrenberg Dicke
Stephanie Ehrenberg Dicke

Yeah I have a crush on him too. My have to try that with my three year old. He thinks he's an acrobat anyway.

Elizabeth Claunts
Elizabeth Claunts

There is nothing more contagious than his laughter the best part of the whole thing was how eager he is to do it all over again at the end.

Jessica Schedeneck
Jessica Schedeneck

Awesome!!! Alyssa would flippin' love this and what a great core work out! Lol

Mindy Crouse
Mindy Crouse

He is going to grow up with amazing memories.....great job Dan! More parents need to realize it's the little things that mean the most to kids.

S Catherine Beal
S Catherine Beal

Don't you realize that everytime you post something like this, you make every woman on this blog fall in love with you? Well, I can't speak for the guys...but ladies, am I right??

Sue Jackson
Sue Jackson

Lol. Great...talented boys there. So exactly why do you have so many giant exercise balls? Lol

Joan Marenda
Joan Marenda

The joy of being a father...."let's do it again!"

Becky Kufner
Becky Kufner

Love it. His laugh sounds so much like my son and so does the "lets do it again!"