Little Mateo insisted it was okay to have a cupcake for dinner, and it was a battle he did not want to lose.
In the viral video, you can hear Mateo clearly on a first-name basis with his mom, Linda Beltran.
The 3-year-old asks ~Linda TM to listen and look at him as he fights his case to eat a cupcake for dinner.
According to UberConference TMs Blog, Beltran says, If Mateo feels the need and has a valid argument, he will be sure to voice it.
Mateo TMs parents, Linda and Kenneth, told him their first names after they came across a lost boy at a theme park who couldn TMt remember his parent TMs names.
For the most part we are still Mommy and Daddy, but when he is serious and wants to make sure we are paying attention, we quickly become Linda and Kenneth, Linda says.
His mom said Mateo was taught to be independent and to have a voice, according to the blog.
"I want everyone to know that he isn TMt disrespectful," Mateo's mom said.Click here to watch the video.