Simon Hooper decided to share ‘real’ photos of his crazy life as a Dad of 4 daughters under the age of 9 and not post ‘perfect’ parenting photos we so often see on the internet.
Simon started an Instagram account @father_of_daughters to share his photos and he already has a following of 573 thousand people from around the world and his followers are growing steadily.
“My whole account is to show a realistic view of what parenting is like from a parent’s perspective,” Simon told HuffPost. “There is way too much sugarcoating when it comes to parents, so I wanted to share what it’s really like and provide a bit of humor at the same time.”
Working from home sounds great, however the reality doesn’t always match up with the image your mind creates. Due to a family scheduling error, instead of watching fraiser in my dress gown with a laptop on my lap, drinking endless (hot) tea & generally living like a 19 yr old version of me, today I was accompanied by clemmie & 2 work experience kids. They say “many hands make light work” – Well that’s simply not true, unless the “work” that’s refered to involves watching toddlers scale/fall off furniture like drunk lemmings, blocking small hammer like fists from smashing the life out of laptop keyboards or watching 1 of the work experience kids shitting herself while speaking on a conference call with New York. That was a real highlight. #workingfromhome #dontlookatmeintheeyeswhenyoudothat #triplethehandsquadupletheefforrt #FOD #workingparent #dadlife #realparenting #father_of_daughers #instadad A post shared by Simon, also known as FOD (@father_of_daughters) on
I’m pretty sure that baby led weaning was invented by a sleep deprived parent who was on baby number 2 or 3 and was sick & tired of mashing / blending food into a nondescript paste. They decided to leave their kids to fend for themselves while they drank a hot drink, stared at a wall & microslept. Over time, more shattered owners of small humans rebelled and rose up against their pint size oppressors & before you knew it, a whole new baby feeding movement had begun. Now parents everywhere have a legitimate reason for slacking off and saying proudly, while others look on in disbelief at the desimation on /around the table “its ok, were doing baby led weaning”. Brilliant. It just takes an extra 30 mins to clear up now. #imjoking #iknowitsalegimatetrainingmethodsodonthaveago #parenting #babyledweaning #FOD #fatherofdaughters #dinnertime #twins #dadlife #instadad
Clemmie’s out this evening so i was in charge of dinner and bedtime. The traditional picnic plate has been overdone recently (random things chucked on a plate and hoping the kids still find it fun and not see through my laziness) so I really switched it up a Gear and gave them pizza. Just to help service along, I cracked open the bottle of @hernogin i was given for xmas – no, im not despressed or unhappy, I’m just partial to a good gin, however I feel I may have not appreciated this award winning tipple fully though as I accompanied it with cold half chewed pizza i’d rescued from the floor using the international 3 second rule and some flat tonic that had been left open my Anya. And yes I’m drinking out of a childrens bottle. I didn’t put the dishwasher on this morning and now it’s all I can find. We reap what we sow I believe the saying goes. Happy Monday all #aginworthsavouring #dinnertime #couldhavetaughtthemaboutrefractio butdidnt #mondaydrinking #FOD #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad A post shared by Simon, also known as FOD (@father_of_daughters) on
I applaud Simon for sharing some honest parenting photos, we need more of them. I truly love to see someone posting both good and the hard times as a parent.
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