'Awake Now?' Joker Dad Splashes Water on Sleepy Son

A snoozy five-year-old was overwhelmed by giggles as his father, trying a new way to wake his son up, carried him to the bathroom and splashed water all over his face.

The boy’s dad, Steven Bentham, left his phone recording on the bathroom sink to capture the funny moment at their home in Cypress, Texas.

“You awake now?” Bentham asks his son. “Yeah!” the soaked boy laughs.

“Okay! Now, brush your teeth,” his father tells him.

Bentham told Storyful that Stevie was an amazing boy but had “a little trouble waking up in the morning.” He described himself as being a progressive father who likes to try “new and old effective ways of waking my children up in the morning.” Credit: Steven Bentham via Storyful

Video transcript

[CLICKING]

- [INAUDIBLE]

STEVEN BENTHAM: Wake up.

- [LAUGHS]

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- [LAUGHS] I'm awake. Ow. [LAUGHS]

STEVEN BENTHAM: OK.

- I'm awake!

STEVEN BENTHAM: You awake now?

- Yeah.

STEVEN BENTHAM: OK. Now, brush your teeth.

- [LAUGHS] [INAUDIBLE]

[CLICKING]

- [INAUDIBLE]

STEVEN BENTHAM: Wake up.

- [LAUGHS]

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

[LAUGHS] I'm awake. Ow. [LAUGHS]

STEVEN BENTHAM: OK.

- [INAUDIBLE]

STEVEN BENTHAM: You awake now?

- Yeah.

STEVEN BENTHAM: OK. Now, brush your teeth.

- [LAUGHS] [INAUDIBLE]

[CLICKING]

- [INAUDIBLE]

STEVEN BENTHAM: Wake up.

- [LAUGHS]

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- [LAUGHS] I'm awake. Ow. [LAUGHS]

STEVEN BENTHAM: OK.

- [INAUDIBLE]

STEVEN BENTHAM: You awake now?

- Yeah.

STEVEN BENTHAM: OK. Now, brush your teeth.

- [INAUDIBLE]

[CLICKING]

- [INAUDIBLE]

STEVEN BENTHAM: Wake up.

- [LAUGHS]

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- [LAUGHS] I'm awake. Ow. [LAUGHS]

STEVEN BENTHAM: OK. You awake now?

- Yeah.

STEVEN BENTHAM: OK. Now, brush your teeth.

- [INAUDIBLE]