Gender reveals are inherently kind of miserable. Not for the couple themselves – it’s life-altering news that should be cherished and celebrated. But to everyone else, it’s the type of thing that welcomes eye rolls and sighs followed by, “Well, at least I can get drunk for free at the party.”
This couple, however, skipped their party and went straight into the woods to reveal the gender of their child. Trevor and Tayler Hager decided to cut down a tree (an already dead tree, they assured everyone in the comments) that was seemingly filled with paint. I don’t know how you fill a dead tree with paint, but I also don’t know how one goes about curling the ends of their mustache so I’m just going to assume there’s some sort of underground community where they discuss these things.
Here, see for yourself.
Dare I say that this is kind of… awesome? Don’t get me wrong, the stereotypes are there. The beard, the chainsaw, the woods, the plaid. These are staples in the hipster community.
But as far as gender reveals go, I actually commend these two for going out of their way to do something different than watching balloons float out of a box while distant relatives pretend to care. As long as I don’t have to spend money on an Uber to and from a party where I have to awkwardly make conversation with someone’s aunt for 45 minutes, I’m all about gender reveals. Watching a minute-long video on the internet where I get to watch a tree hit the deck in the middle of the woods? Sign. me. up.
In a wild turn of events, I commend these two. Thanks, guys. Just don’t name your kid something typical like Atticus or Otto. Then I might have to take everything back and make fun of you for being a stereotype. .