The internet is filled with perfect photos of parenthood but one Dad is taking the internet by storm with his hilarious Instagram account.

Simon Hooper lives in London with his wife and they have 4 daughters under the age of 10. Life is crazy and certainly not picture perfect and he shares it on his Instagram account @father_of_daughters.

Simon told HuffPost; “In general my whole account is to show a realistic view of what parenting is like from a parent’s perspective, 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.”

Simon’s funny but truthful account has amassed nearly 255 thousand followers and is growing daily, as his photos are something that parents can relate too. Simon says’ “Everyone is dealing with the same issues in this journey called parenting.”

Check out some of his hilarious posts:

Is it only me or do all men learn to sleep on an 8 inch strip at the edge of the bed? Irrespective of the size of the bed, or how many people are in it, I always find myself relegated to the ‘man zone’. I’ve become so used to sleeping on this limited area of bed real estate, that I’m confident that I could sleep on top of a wall & not fall off. On the other side of the bed (the promised land), @mother_of_daughters sleeps like a star fish all night long, kneeing me in the back and generally complains about me coming to bed too late, being too cold or my foot encroaching onto her territory. At least the bed’s nice and warm, even if the reception isn’t sometimes! I hope that next Sunday, on #NationalLieInDay, I’ll not only gain another hour in bed, but more space – but it’s doubtful ! If you want to regain that hour (and some space for that matter) click in the link in my bio, loads of great prizes to be won @SimbaSleep #bedrealestate #livingontheedge #girls #twins #daughters #therestoomanygirls #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad #gopro

A photo posted by Simon (@father_of_daughters) on

Teething is now in full effect and the girls want us to know all about it. An email would have sufficed but it seems they’d rather use their voices to get the message across that they really aren’t enjoying this stage of development. Its not straight screaming, it’s more like the sound a wounded animal might make that just wants to end it all. I can’t blame them though, it’s like a mini scene from ‘Alien’ in there at the moment, just in very very slow motion (and of course teeth don’t then go on to kill you and the crew of your ship so a few subtle differences but essentially the same). #canyoubulkbuybonjela #teethinglikealien #twins #thisisntfunforanyone #doubleteethingisnotdoublethefun #fatherofdaughters #instadad #dadlife #daddydentist

A photo posted by Simon (@father_of_daughters) on

After long day of walking around and playing, The twins needed a bath and I needed a wash so day 2 of #dadtakeover ended like this. (I dont run baths just for myself…I’m a man after all). In theory this sharing of a bath was a good idea. In reality it felt like I was an uninvited blue whale who’d gatecrashed a private spa for small people. If looks from babies could kill, I’d have been dead for sure. Strategically placed flannels were used in the taking of this picture. (And yes I took the picture on a tripod before people ask! Im on my own!) On to day 3. #uninvitedbluewhale #bathtime #yesthishappened #yesitookthisphotograph #family #notsuchagoodidea #twins #parenting #fatherofdaughters #instadad #dadlife

A photo posted by Simon (@father_of_daughters) on

I love to see real parenting photos being shared, life as a parent is not filled with picture perfect moments all the time!

Have you ever shared a truthful parenting photo online?

PLEASE share with us in the comments below

Image credit: @father_of_daughters Instagram

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  • Love it – bet he wouldn’t give it up for the world LOL


  • No, I have never posted photos on-line. Gee!! I hope Dad’s eye escaped damage.
    I love his imitation of the baby crying. I have to admit to doing that on a couple of occasions. They seem to stop soon afterwards if it’s not a genuine distressing cry for help. Ir works wonders if Grandma does it.


  • Haha I love it, I need to see some relatable posts from time to time!


  • Good on you Simon, without some fun and humor daily challenges can become hard to deal with !


  • Looks like he would be a fun dad!


  • Eh! Eh! The beauty and fun of being a parent!! :-)


  • Fun pics, better than the picture perfect photos that are always staged!


  • Loving all the photo’s,so good!


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