There's a cooking myth that says you can fix a salty soup with a potato.
And for one dad, that's what inspired him to use the potato to fix his son's tantrum...
Doesn't make sense? Read how Dad and Reddit user 'userbelowisamonster' does it in his own words:
When you're cooking a soup or a stew you add a potato to it if it's too salty because it will absorb extra salt.
So today my 3yo is just whining and complaining about everything. From his lunch to having to clean the floor to the show his brother wanted to watch.
So I told him that he needs to stop being so salty...
And then it clicked. My sarcastic dad-brain...
I found the biggest potato we had and told him that he needs to hold onto this until he changes his attitude. He's too salty and when he's calm and ready to say nice things he can put down the potato and join us again.
And I'll be...it worked. He thought it was so silly and his mood changed. At first he was confused and wanted to put it down, but I told him that he will absolutely under no circumstances out the potato down until he's in a better mood to compose himself.
Not sure how foolproof a method this is, but at least if anything does go wrong - you can cook the potato after.