Alrighty headcannons for the guys ☺️👌🏻 How would they act if their wife brought their fussy 6 year old who refuses to listen to their poor s/o who's crying of frustration? Like shes been spending hours trying to get the kid to stop throwing temper tantrums and he won't stop? Love your writing and stories 😘
This would be me as a mother, not gonna lie. I’d hand the kid off like PLEASE HELP ME MAKE IT STOP. And continue to cry myself. Also this is such an oddly specific ask that it makes me wonder if you had something similar happen to you because if so, godspeed.
Noctis is just as befuddled as you are. Like, what’s his kid’s problem today? The kid won’t stop chucking toys across their room when you try to ask them to do legitimately anything. They won’t get a shower, they don’t want to get dressed, they don’t want to go to the doctor’s. Noctis gets where the kid is coming from, but geez. So Noctis crouches down to their level and asks them what’s up. When their kid keeps making grumpy faces at them, Noctis says, “Hey, your mommy wants you to go get clean. I know it sucks because she makes me do the same thing, but if you do that for me, I’ll take you to the arcade later. How about that?” His kid is literally overjoyed, but you look so exasperated in the background like Noctis this is bribery this is how you start bad habits and reward bad behavior aaaaAAAAAHHH
Prompto knows exactly what to do when you come to him for help. The kid has so much energy and emotions towards something that no one can figure out what it is, so Prompto has the BEST idea. He runs back to the bedroom and snatches two pillows from their bed. He runs back to his kid yelling, “PILLOW FIGHT!” Prompto tosses a pillow, and the kid is so confused that when Prompto lands the first thwack they almost fall over. But they’re loving it, and they immediately start giggling and bash at their father’s legs with the pillow. It’s a pillow and a tiny kid, so it doesn’t hurt at all, but Prompto takes a few more hits before crying out and dropping to the floor wailing “OH MY LEGS, MY LEEEEGS!” You’re laughing lightly, but also grinning. This was genius. Let the kid beat him up to blow off steam.
Gladio probably scares the poor kid into listening because he’s a firm believer on respect and self-control. He’ll ask you what you’ve been trying to get your kid to do, how they’ve been responding, etc. And then he just plucks the kid off the floor where they’ve been whining for hours before Gladio got home and sits down on the couch with them. You’re listening in from the next room, and you can hear Gladio very sternly telling them that they can’t act that way towards you. Don’t they want to grow up and be like their dad? Yeah? Well, they can’t throw tantrums and refuse to listen to their mom like that because there could be consequences. Yeah, the kid will literally never throw tantrums this severe anymore.
Ignis treats this a lot like Gladio does, but he doesn’t openly say that there will be consequences from him. He’ll scoop them up and sit them down somewhere rather comfortable, because oh boy this kid better be prepared for this. Ignis would tell them a story like parents used to do a long time ago about the monsters that would come and snatch bad children. They come in through the window while they’re asleep, and whisper an incantation. Before they know it, they’ve captured them and taken them back to their lair! Ignis is perfectly satisfied, but you’re looking at him like oh my god the kid is going to be fucking terrified now great job A+ parenting Ignis