Dads really do live by their own set of rules. They are goofy, sometimes they don’t think through life’s big moments, and they are loving. We combed through a bunch of very wonderful “dads fails” to find a group of images that perfectly sum up why some dads really don’t need parent training, they just figure it out as if it was second nature.
To Dad’s everywhere, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
FIND THE KIWI (and we aren’t talking about New Zealand)
If you are going to leave dad alone with the kid, there is a really good chance you’ll end up receiving a photo like this in a text message. This is the type of view dads have on the world. Although, we have to admit that this cute little baby head does look exactly like a kiwi.
PICASSO, HE ISN’T
It doesn’t take long for dad to do something like this with your little bundle of joy. “I leave my husband with the baby for ten minutes,” bemoaned a Reddit user who posted this hilarious photo of her angry-looking infant. We don’t know if this baby photo should be classified as a parenting fail or a hilarious memory this small child will have for the rest of their life. What we do understand is that dads should really have a lot of supervision when interacting with their kids or stuff like this happens and goes viral all over the internet.
LOOK AT MY NEW HAIRSTYLE
The goofy nature of dads is perfectly highlighted in this adorable set of baby photos. When dad was told to give his baby a bath he jumped into action with some bubble bath hairstyling that went viral. The baby’s mom, posted this photo on and it was viewed millions of times. Dads are awesome at reminding up not to always take life so seriously. Plus, his baby is absolutely adorable and really seemed to be enjoying bath time with daddy. Hopefully, their father also remembered to actually clean them during bath time.
HOW TO (NOT) DRESS YOUR BABY FOR DAY CARE
Jeremy was preparing to send his daughter to daycare when he put her in a pair of overalls and delivered her to her caretakers. When he sent a photo to his wife and explained that the baby was gone for the day, she asked why the child wasn’t wearing a shirt. The dad claimed ignorance and left it at that. This adorable photo and proceeding text conversation caught the eye of Ellen Degeneres. After the photo was shown on daytime TV it went viral and Jeremy’s cluelessness was exposed to millions of people on TV and the internet.
ONE BAD ASS BABY
“The Early Years of Harley Davidson.” When his wife was at work this dad took it upon himself to give his baby a goatee, a tattoo and a bandana. The baby went from looking like a young little child to a badass biker. The photo went viral and people commented on how much the baby looked like a real biker. We’re not sure if this guy’s wife was amused by the photo but it was definitely a unique way to have fun with their kid.
THE CHEERIOS CHALLENGE
In 2016, the Cheerios Challenge went viral all over the internet. Parents attempted to stack the largest number of Cheerios on their baby’s head while the child was sleeping. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a majority of participants in the Cheerios Challenge were men. This dad fully mastered the art of Cheerio stacking and was proclaimed one of the best in the art form. It may have helped that this little child was able to sleep so soundly without waking up as dad stacked a ton of cereal pieces on its face.
DADDY NEEDS A BOTTLE TOO
When your baby needs a bottle and you really want a beer at the restaurant there is a solution. This dad was so desperate for a cold one that he attached several straws together in an attempt to drink his beverage while his baby was busy drinking from her own bottle. Also acceptable for this act would have been a twisty straw or someone else helping dad drink his beer. Of course, he could have just waited for his daughter to finish eating and then enjoyed his cold beer with a lot less outside of the box thinking.
THE IMPORTANCE OF RAISING A STRONG DAUGHTER
Dads have a duty to their children to make sure they grow up believing they can do anything they set their mind too. This dad might have gone a little far by having his tiny little daughter push him around in a grocery store cart. We have to hand it to this little girl, she’s really throwing everything she has into pushing her dad and a cart full of food around the grocery store. Dads love to show off their quirky side with their kids and they don’t care who watches them as they offer up their own take on the job of parenting.
HAIRSTYLING, IT’S JUST NOT A BIG DEAL!
When dads are asked to do their daughter’s hair it can be a real struggle. There are so many hairstyles to choose from and so many products that can be used for creating the perfect hairstyle. This dad decided to skip all of the mainstream products and go right for the simple tie. While it might not be the most attractive option, his daughter’s hair was likely to stay in play throughout the entire day.
HAIRSTYLING, ACCORDING TO THE SIMPSONS
This little boy told his dad that he wanted the Cletus haircut from The Simpsons. His father didn’t give much second thought to the request and moved forward with the haircut. The hair made his son look pretty goofy. Given the fact that Cletus looked goofy with the haircut, we’re not sure why this little boy’s dad agreed to the strange request. Thankfully, hair grows back in a very short amount of time. This boy might look a little bit goofy, but his photo went viral, especially among fans of the TV series who thought the haircut was right on point.
HAIRSTYLING, THE WAY IT SHOULD NOT BE
Dads are usually tasked with giving their sons haircuts when they’re young boys. Most dads usually know what they’re doing, especially when they have a sense of humor about it. This little boy is probably not that aware of the haircut his dad just gave him, but with his hair getting longer we suppose that Dad saw this as the perfect opportunity to give his son an old man haircut! By only shaving off the middle, this dad gave his son one of the most hilarious haircuts we’ve ever seen on a child. Hopefully, this young man will look back on this photo and have a good laugh!
WHY YOU DON’T WANT TO BEFRIEND DAD ON FACEBOOK
Parents are supposed to be embarrassing. That is one thing you can’t change about them or avoid. The likelihood of them saying something or doing something you don’t want to say or do is greatly increased on social media. Just like with anyone online, they always feel it is easier to talk crazy while behind a screen. That means your Facebook posts are not safe.
This dad is living proof. His comment was a little suggestive but the daughter was sure to inform everyone that was indeed her dad making that comment.
DON’T TELL MOM!
Here we have proof that women rule the world. This daughter was just asking for a ride because it was raining but he wasn’t having it. One question to ask is, why didn’t this dad want to go pick up his child? That’s neither here nor there. But pay attention to why women rule the world. Each text got the same response of omg. Then when mom was brought up, a no was added.
This dad knows he doesn’t want to get mother involved so chances are, he went and picked up his child from wherever he or she was.
You know you aren’t safe at all when your dad hacks your Facebook and posts something like this. This is next level embarrassment from a parent that all your friends are able to see. Someone even hoped the post was real. After this, you have to plot some type of revenge. And we think dad would understand if you got revenge on him after a prank like this.
This might go down in the hall of fame of dad trolls. He is essentially calling his son an [expletive] head and even the friends are excited about it.
BABY ROAD RAGE
Note to mothers, don’t let dad take the baby out alone very often. Some shenanigans may be going on without your permission but don’t worry, a video or picture was probably taken in order to show you. And once you get that picture, you can either fire him from taking the baby out alone or you can embrace it and make a meme out of it, like this.
If isn’t the most dad joke of all, then we don’t know what is. Dads always like to waste their children’s’ time, just for the sake of a good laugh on their part, it seems. Even if you need help with something or just looking for help with getting a snack, like in this case, dad’s will always find a way to give you a hard time before finally giving in and giving their kids some help. Maybe it’s because they are bored or maybe they are trying to teach a lesson! Either way, you know you can’t get through a simple conversation without Dad being Dad.
DADS WHO’LL DO ANYTHING FOR THEIR CHILDREN
This picture isn’t so much of a “dad fail” as it is a “dad win!” On the one hand, it’s pretty funny that this dad didn’t just take his daughter to park to go on a real swing and instead made a makeshift one instead. But on the other hand, kudos to this dad for trying to give his little girl the full experience! Luckily, she isn’t that heavy so that her Dad can have her swing on his shoulders like that. This must have been a pretty hilarious sight for Mom to walk into.
Here is another example of why you shouldn’t leave Dad alone with the baby. If you do, you might just come home to something like this. This dad got a little creative when taking care of the baby, probably wanting to have a little fun. Dads will do anything for a good laugh, even at the expense of their kids. This dad posted this picture of his baby on Reddit, saying “My son was Joe Rogan for his first Halloween.” This dad did an excellent job of emulating comedian Joe Rogan’s essence to his baby’s likeness. We’d say it’s pretty spot on!
BABY’S FIRST DAY OF WORK
When Dad is left in charge of the baby, that means he is usually also in charge of changing and dressing him too. Some dads really don’t know what they’re doing when it comes to clothing a baby and this dad is clearly one of those types of dads. He decided to dress up his baby in a business suit complete with a tie. He probably did this simply because he didn’t know where the onesies were, so he decided to dress up his little guy in the wear that he knows best. Dad just prepared his son for his first day on a job at a top-notch law firm.
SWADDLING IN THE MOTHER OF INVENTION
One of the biggest things that new parents usually have trouble with is the art of swaddling. Babies like to be swaddled because the warm confinement reminds them of their cozy time in the womb. Well, it looks like this dad hasn’t quite learned the right technique yet, but we will say that he is a master at improvising! Dad used some industrial-grade clamps to get his baby’s wrap snug and in place. It looks like the idea worked, too, because the baby is fast asleep. She probably can’t even tell the difference! Way to go, Dad!
ORGANIZATION IS 90% OF THE BATTLE
Some parents are super organized and people who are very organized tend to have a little too much fun with a label maker when they get their hands on one. Such is the case with this photo, when Dad labeled his little one as “Baby,” as if he would forget! Of course, this baby looks like a newborn so we can understand a new parent’s struggle to remember their new responsibilities as a parent! With the label on his baby’s forehead, now Dad will never forget that he is no longer just your average married guy, but in fact, he is your average married guy with a baby.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!