A 3-year-old girl from Missouri is taking “girl power” to a whole new level this week, and the internet can’t get enough of this sassy little spitfire.
Preschool teachers found Kynlee McFetridge holding her fellow classmate, Jack, in a headlock last month.
When asked why she did it, Kynlee explained to her mom, Kristen McFetridge that it was because Jack had asked her to marry him. She captured the whole conversation on video, which has since gone viral for all the best reasons.
“I took a headlock down on Jack and took him down,” a proud Kynlee said to her mom. “Because kids don’t get married so that’s why I put a headlock down on him.”
Kynlee’s dad, Scott McFetridge said he first learned about his daughter’s ultimate wrestling move when he picked her up from school and saw that she was on the bad behavior chart.
The teacher laughed as she recounted Kynlee’s headlock incident and McFetridge said it took everything in him not to laugh along.
“I was trying to be a good dad and reprimand her, but it was pretty hilarious,” he said. “It was hard for me to stop laughing and put her in timeout but we made it happen.”
McFetridge said he first started wrestling with Kynlee when she was younger as a way to build her strength and coordination after undergoing open heart surgery at just 5-months old.
It’s not like I taught her [a headlock],” McFetridge said. “I was just trying to get her stronger and coordinated and I guess she figured out what I was doing and I didn’t really realize she learned it.”
When her mom tells her in the video that we don’t put our friends in a headlock, Kynlee simply replied with an agreeable response: “That’s the greatest thing ever,” and slowly walked away.
It paints a perfect picture of the 3-year-old who McFetridge describes as a “firecracker” who is wise beyond her years. He said Kynlee knows that what she did was wrong and insists she and Jack are still “really good buddies.”
McFetridge joked that he hopes Kynlee remembers the headlock move later down the road — particularly in her teenage years.
“Every dad wants their little girl to put a headlock down on a boy, especially one who had a rough start like her,” he said. “Hopefully she can still do that in about 12 years.”