By Luke Kenton
This adorable little boy was slightly underwhelmed by the news of his mum’s engagement, insisting that he wanted to marry her instead.
Jasmine Brannan was delighted to share the news of her engagement with her son, Asher, after boyfriend of fivemonths, Ian Faulkner, popped the question on January 12th.
Sure that mummy’s boy Asher would be delighted by the news, Jasmine was left shocked by the four-year-old’s stern – but adorable – objections at home in Frankfort, Illinois.
Attempting to explain the significance of her new diamond ring, little Asher remains in a state of denial insisting engagement only means keeping the ring on ‘all night’.
When corrected and told it means that Ian wants to marry Jasmine, Asher sweetly proclaims, ‘But I want to marry you,’ before scolding Ian with a ‘No’ at his plea to let him walk his beloved mother down the aisle.
Closing his argument by telling his soon-to-be step-dad that ‘I’m going to marry my mommy, you will not’, the happy couple are sure to have at least one objection from the pews on their big day.
Not surprised at her comedian son’s hilarious outbursts, Jasmine said: “Asher is a charismatic, charming mommy’s boy – he’s the class clown but also wears his heart on his sleeve.
“After Ian proposed, we had about ten minutes before Asher came crashing in asking questions.
“My bonus [step] mum started recording, because – knowing Asher – she was sure he’d have something hilarious come out of his mouth.
“Asher’s obsession with marriage came when his father got married in November and it’s sparked his interest since then.
“Asher has always been a mommy’s boy, I expected a reaction like this out of him, he becomes very territorial over me.
“He’s my best friend and he knows it.
“Asher is still convinced that I’ll change my mind and marry him anyway.
“Despite his reaction, Asher loves Ian and the first time he told him so, it was a very sweet moment.
“Ian has helped the kids bake bread, spell their names and has stepped in and helped in the everyday role that Asher lacked in a male figure and Asher loves him for it.
“I’ve always thought he was the funniest kid around and it’s incredible to see others witness what a little joy he is too.”