Celebrate This Father's Day By Stacking Cheerios On Your Sleeping Kid

Embrace the #CheerioChallenge.

Dads relate to their kids in all sorts of ways. Some dads play sports with their kids. Some dads read with their kids. Some bond over a shared love of movies or the outdoors.

And some dads stack as many Cheerios as possible on their sleeping kid's face.

Welcome to the Cheerio Challenge.

The challenge started with Patrick Quinn, who manages social media accounts for the parenting website Life of Dad. Quinn told CNN that around a week ago, he was sitting on the couch as his 3-week old son napped in his lap. The devoted dad didn’t want to disturb his son, but he had to find some way to entertain himself. Luckily, there was a bowl of Cheerios nearby.

"I'd take a picture but then I'd start laughing and it'd topple over," he said. "So I'd start again, take a picture and it'd topple over. The highest I got to is five."

Quinn posted a photo to Facebook and dared the public to try even higher stacks -- a challenge they readily accepted.

And some of these stacks are seriously impressive. As of Friday, BuzzFeed reported that the record was 16 Cheerios, but we count 21 on the cheek of the kid on the right:

This Father’s Day, we encourage you to stack Cheerios (generic brands are fine, too) on your own sleeping kids.

And hey, even if you don’t have a kid, feel free to try it out with your sleeping dog, cat, significant other or friend. Cheerio-stacking doesn’t have to be exclusive.

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