When His Mom Criticized His Messy House, This Dad Came Back With PERFECT Response

Taken Aback

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When Clint Edwards’ mom made an out-of-the-blue comment about the cleanliness of his house, at first he didn’t know what to say. It was no secret that his house was messy. But the issue wasn’t black and white. After a few moments of struggling to find the right words, he finally figured out what to say. His response not only left his mother speechless — it also shot him into viral fame.

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No Idea What I'm Doing

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Meet Clint, a dad of three — Tristen, 10, Norah, 7, and baby Aspen — with his wife of 14 years, Mel. He's also the writer behind “No Idea What I’m Doing: A Daddy Blog.” He started the blog as a way to figure out fatherhood as he went. He never thought his humble musings would turn him into a role model of sorts for fathers and husbands around the world. And it all began with one question.

In The Beginning

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Clint and Mel have been through a lot together in their more than a decade of marriage. They've pursued several degrees, moved across the country, and are raising three children he describes as “snarky, needy, wonderful and frustrating.” With kids constantly running around making messes, having meltdowns and needing to be cared for, there's a lot going on in their house. Things can get a bit messy, and they don't always have time to keep it all in order.

Work It

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On top of writing his blog, Clint works as a student services coordinator at Oregon State University. Describing himself as a father and husband learning by trial and error, he does his best to provide for his family, keep them safe, happy, and healthy, and attend to his professional needs. He and his wife certainly have a lot on their plates each and every day. And it hasn't been an easy journey for Clint.

Daddy Issues

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Clint does the best that he can despite the fact that he doesn't exactly have a male father figure to look up to. Edwards’s parents divorced when he was nine, and his dad was pretty much absent until he passed away when Clint was 19. He has written about how growing up he had quite a few stepparents, step-siblings, and all kinds of complicated family relations, but never another steady father-like figure. That's not to say, though, that he didn't have someone to look up to.

Mommy Dearest

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Clint was lucky to have a mom whom he remained close to throughout the years and who provided for her children the best that she could. She balanced having two jobs, working long hours, and staying up late to support her three children. Clint recalled that there was even a time when she taught him how to make pancakes over the phone while she was at work. There is a deep bond between the two of them, which is why a recent comment she made left him completely flabbergasted.

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