Ask any toddler, and they'll be quick to tell you that you're not the boss of them. But what would happen in the boardroom if employees gave their boss the same childish attitude?
In a recent comedy video by the Breakwomb, funny moms Laurel Coppock, Molly Erdman and Megan Grano show what would happen If Moms Treated Their Bosses the Way Kids Treat Their Moms.
As their boss, Don, played by actor Dan Bakkedahl, begins the meeting asking for his staff to discuss their second quarter goals, he is met with interruptions, requests for snacks, and even some tattling from his employees — things that are par for the course in day-to-day parenting.
Coppock shares that her second quarter goal is to "stop working with Ryan because he took (her) pen." After a fight breaks out between Coppock and actor Ryan Tweedy, Coppock informs her coworker that she overheard that hiring him was "an accident."
"That's not true," Bakkedahl says. "I never said it was an accident — I said it was an unplanned hiring, but that does not mean it was an accident. Every hiring is sacred."
Erdman later shares that her second quarter goal is to obtain a new office chair, asking Don to sign a purchase order. When actress Carrie Weisberg states that she is the one who signs purchase orders, not Don, Erdman insists she wants only her boss to sign the form.
"Don do it! I want Don! I don't want you — I want Don," she exclaims until a frustrated Don signs the paperwork for her.
The video ends with Don expressing his need for some "me time," a desire every parent can relate to.
Grano says the idea for the sketch came from a battle she consistently has with her 3-year-old son.
"He has been in the 'no' phase for quite some time now — whether I ask him to clean up his toys or brush his teeth, the answer is always no," Grano told TODAY Parents. "We'll go back and forth until ... I say, 'You have to do it because I'm the boss here,' to which his constant refrain is, 'No, I'm the boss.'"
All three ladies of the Breakwomb say they've worked in corporate settings before becoming professional comedians. Juggling their current work schedules with motherhood has given them plenty of material for the weekly comedy sketches released on their YouTube channel.
Erdman, who was a supervisor in her former office, says she knows exactly how she would handle employees who behaved like she and her colleagues.
"I would have declared 'no snacks' that day," she said. "In fact, I would probably have to confiscate their snacks. And, to really teach them a lesson, I'd eat their snacks while they watched."