Simon Hooper from London has four daughters – a 9-year-old, a 6-year-old, and 10-month twins.
He and his wife Clementine definitely have their hands full, what with having to care for all these kids and also juggling their careers – and not to mention updating their respective social media accounts, too!
They’re just like any other parent, after all.
What do you get if you cross claires accessories with 4 girls, 2 of whom who have just drank a coke, and a tired dad? 10 minutes of dressing up followed by 20 minutes of trying to get them to leave. There’s just too many of them, you get one and the other sods off to hide in the hair bands – I can hear the giggling, I just can’t see them through the haze of pink and sparkles. At least i found the tiara i was after. I look Bangin’! #lostinhairbands #whydidweagreetocomehere #herdingcats #isuitatiara #fatherofdaughters #instadad #dadlife #twins #pink #dontforgetdads
But while most parents only post their kids’ best photos, tell stories about their proudest moments, and often sugarcoat parenting situations to the point where others envy them for having a perfect family, Hooper does the opposite.
Someone call crime watch! I took this picture of a guy getting mugged in broad day light today. The 2 confidence tricksters are known in the local area and ply their trade by pretending to love their victims and then, when their guard is down, scratching their faces to pieces, pulling their hair and dribbling on them until they are given milk or rice cakes. The suspects are described as looking exactly the same, to the degree that their father cant tell them apart. They are around 2.5 ft tall, talk with a strange accent and are incredibly cute. Some previous victims had said they smell like a childrens play centre toilets but that has yet to be confirmed. #muggedbybabies #twins #parentinginjuries #thelmaandlouiseinthemaking #callcrimewatch #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad
Well, he still ensures that the photos are great but he does not sugarcoat his posts! In fact, he creates honest posts and captions that are so honest they are bound to make you laugh. We bet most parents could relate with his experiences but, of course, they might not want to admit that just yet!
Hooper shares these experiences on Instagram as father_of_daughters – not so surprisingly, he’s got a huge following, mostly from parents who could easily give him a high-five and exchange parenting notes. Many of his posts had gone viral.
For instance, one particularly viral post shows Hooper with his twin daughters at a supermarket aisle dedicated for baby products. While most parents would caption the photo with adorable quips about their daughters, he wrote something else – a sort of rant about the life of parents with small kids whose money mostly goes to grocery shopping for the kids’ needs.
Indeed, many can relate with that as many a parent would go to the mall to buy something for himself/herself after months of not indulging in anything, only to end up with stuff for the kids instead!
Another monday, another last minute rush to the shops to avoid the armageddon I.e running out of nappies, wipes & baby crack (milk) for the addicts. I basically live in this aisle of the supermarket now. New parents seem to gravitate to me as an “experienced parent” (i.e. the tired looking guy shivering in the corner) and ask “do you know where so and so is please?” My reponse – “Sure 3rd shelf, half way down on the left hand side, buy 3 & get a discount,although you want to use that in combination with blah blah blah.” I’m like a walking encyclopaedia of baby product info. I used to use my brain to solve global corporate wide problems. I now use it to calculate bulk buy discounts. #ishouldgetanamebadge #bogofking #iliveherenojoke #dadbrain #lifeinthefastlane #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad
What can you say about Hooper’s hilarious posts?
Clemmie gave me a pretty simple job this evening – “go pack the baby bag” (we’re going away for a night). A plan developed in my head (why can’t I take anything seriously?!) I called her in – “well you said pack the baby bag!!”, expecting a laugh. She didn’t. I then suggested cutting holes in the bottom for their legs to hang out like those dog carriers but @mother_of_daughters was already less than pleased that i’d used her prized leather @kerikitbags for lols, so with my tail between my legs, I repacked. A shed load of nappies, baby crack (milk powder), toys they won’t play with & a monitor – There was still enough room for half my family in there! #bottomlessbabybag #mobiletwins #howmuchstuffdobabiesneed #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad