Offbeat Video

By Luke Kenton

This is the hilarious moment a dad goes off the deep end and walks into a pool after finding out his wife is pregnant their fifth daughter.

It’s exciting times for the Batson family at home in Hahira, Georgia, USA, as they prepare to announce the gender of their fifth child via Facebook live, using colour coded cupcakes.

After having four successive daughters – three with her current partner – Christine’s husband, Josh, was openly hoping for blue icing in the middle of the cake for a boy.


As the girls painstakingly chomp their way to the centre, already outnumbered Josh can’t believe his eyes when four-year-old Natalie announces, ‘it’s a girl’, causing the dejected dad to put his head in his hands and storm outside.

Looking up to the heavens in dismay and screaming ‘why, God, why?’, the 34-year-old takes three steps forward before falling in the pool and floating face-down on the surface, while the girl’s mum quips ‘five girls never killed anyone’.

Christine said: “Everyone that knows Josh, knows he’s always looking for a laugh.

“Before the gender reveal we discussed what he would do if it was another girl and I just knew it would be something hilarious.

“Everyone presumes Josh is upset to not have any other boys in the family, but the truth is he is so happy with all of our girls and the next one on the way.

“It was all in good fun, Josh and I are so excited to welcome another new baby girl into the world.

“For the moment five kids is enough, but you never know what might happen.

“The baby is due in January and she just can’t come soon enough.”