Parents Find Out That School Allows Kids To Wear Hot Dog Costumes For Their ID Photo, So They Dare Their Son To Do It


Some parents really deserve a gold medal for their parenting skills or at least for their sense of humor. One example is Craig and Kari Arsenault – a couple based in Saco, Maine. The duo dared their 9-year-old son to dress up as a hot dog for his school photo, which he did, leaving not only family members but people all over the internet in hysterics. The dad posted the picture of the school ID on his Facebook page, amassing numerous reactions from people and making the adorable photo with the sausage-encased smiling boy quickly go viral.

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This 9-year-old posed for his school ID picture in an hot-dog costume

Image credits: Craig Arsenault

“My wife and I dared our son to wear a hotdog costume for school pictures,” Craig wrote in a Facebook post. “The school let him do it, and I couldn’t be happier.” “This is the greatest thing I’ve seen in ages,” one Facebook user commented. “Please make one of your children do this,” another person encouraged his friend. “The costume was my wife’s idea. Jake didn’t know what to wear so she jokingly suggested the hot-dog costume. It was laying around the house after Jake wore it 2 years ago for Halloween,” Craig told Bored Panda.

He did it after his parents dared him to and promised him $10

Image credits: Craig Arsenault

“He was nervously giddy at the idea of doing it, and he’s a bit of a clown, so thought it would be funny. His classmates thought it was awesome. There were whispers all day in the hall about “some kid who wore a hot dog for pictures,” Craig told us. The parents had to write Jake a permission slip to reassure the boy’s teachers that the decision was backed by them. Craig and Kari were super excited that everything went according to the plan. After Jake received his ID, he happily posed for a picture with it with a huge grin on his face. “He’s basically a celebrity at his school now and he loves it,” the light-hearted dad added to Bored Panda.

The boy seems really happy about all the attention he received

Image credits: Kari Arsenault

The fourth-grader received a lot of attention and was even visited by a Wienermobile – Oscar Mayer’s (American meat and cold cut production company) hot dogs-on-wheels. The company’s representatives said that they wanted to give Jake a special treat for his now-viral photo.

Here’s how people online reacted



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