From “I’m babysitting my kids” to “how do I braid my little girl’s hair” dads sometimes have a difficult time with this parenting thing. We’ve gathered 19 funny images posted by real life dads and moms. We’ll let you decide how many of these are fails, how many are creative loafing and which ones are just plain funny.
He Can Do Hair in a Zip
A young girl’s hair can send dads into a frenzy of wondering what to use to create a simple ponytail. This girl needed her ponytail to participate in a game, so Dad got clever with something around the house: zip ties.
He Can Parent and Have His Cake Too
After holding his young daughter for two hours straight to help her fall asleep, this dad had a big appetite. He says that this is the only way she will stay asleep, so what’s a dad to do? Dig into a plate on her back, of course.
When he saw an opportunity to turn his baby into one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, this dad took it. Now the baby’s Halloween costume is all sorted out.
Swinging Made Easy
We all know pushing someone in a swing can be tedious, but there’s an easier way to let your child swing to their heart’s content, and this dad found it: Just tie a rope to the swing, and pull when needed!
Trying to prevent the baby from wandering off? This dad decided to deal with a newly-crawling baby by tying her onesie to the leg of the crib.
Dressing the boy for school? No problem! The mom who took this photo said her husband got a little carried away with dressing his tot as an old man for school. A cane and painted-on mustache completed the fanciful look.
One step down from dressing baby in a Tom Hardy shirt, this dad thought it would be hilarious to put makeup on his son to make him look like comedian Joe Rogan. Now that you mention it though, the baby does look a lot like Rogan. Perhaps we need a paternity test?
Pooling His Resources
This dad’s ideal father’s day had nothing to do with golf. Instead he’s sitting in a baby pool and playing a video game while his three kids wait on him with a remote control, beer and towel.
Leave it to dad to make a Hitler joke using his little girl. This photo was taken after the baby’s aunt asked how her niece was doing. Dad gave her a little mustache. If you ask us, the baby still looks adorable is that wrong!?
Tortilla Ghost Child
Who knows how this picture came about. It looks as if dad had some fun with a giant tortilla – or maybe a pancake? Either way, mom will be ribbing him about turning their child into a ghost-tortilla for years.
The Letter of the Law
Dad became a hero in this photograph after his wife insisted their two children stay in bed. Dad took matters into his own hands, giving the kids a fun joyride while they remained in place. A+ for a creative way to not break the rules.
This dad surveyed the situation and decided the best way to get his baby girl to stay in her princess bed was to do a face-plant himself. Just don’t drool on the carpet!
Ifs, Ands and Buts
This daughter is getting the short end of the stick on this bike ride, no butts about it.
Who needs a Baby-Bjorn when you can just tuck the baby right into your coat, am I right dad? At least he remembered to dress her in a warm winter hat.
When mom brought home a label maker to help get the household organized, dad decided to label the baby. That’s one way to remember how the baby differs from the dog.
Even this baby looks a bit perturbed that dad decided to shirk his duties by taking a nap. Good effort from dad though, at least he didn’t leave his kid alone.
A Bun Time
Lots of dads have been flummoxed by their daughter’s hair styling request. Who knows if dad really knew what a bun was, but he certainly made sure this new style didn’t take much time. Surely a bun time was had by all.
And they say men can’t multitask!