By Joe McFarlane
A gender reveal turned into comical misery as a young boy was devastated to learn he was going to have a baby sister – and threw a massive tantrum.
The announcement of a baby is one of the happiest days of a family’s life, and Clinton Cowan, 35, wanted his to go off with a bang.
Deciding the best way to reveal the gender would be by handing his seven-year-old, Dylan, son a BB gun in order to shoot a balloon filled with a coloured powder – blue for a boy or pink for a girl.
Within an instant, a pink powder slowly fell to the floor, revealing that Clinton and wife Paige would be welcoming a little girl into the world.
But as the family ecstatically screamed, shouted and literally jumped with joy, young Dylan furiously kicked a tree trunk, thrusted his BB gun away and stormed off.
Production manager Clinton said: “Dylan was not as happy as the rest of my family, he wanted a brother.
“We knew he would be disappointed with the baby being a girl so we thought it would make him happy if he got to use his BB gun to reveal the gender.
“I wasn’t expecting the reaction he had.
“I was worried he would be upset for a while, but he was over it pretty fast.”
The gender reveal went viral after it was uploaded to social media late last month.
Paige and Clinton have now welcomed their daughter Sophia into the world, and Dylan loves being big brother to her.
Clinton said: “Everyone was very happy with the reveal and Dylan calmed down and now adores his baby sister.”