Instagram-Vater zeigt schonungslos das Elterndasein


„Ich will auf humorvolle Art zeigen, wie Kindererziehung wirklich ist, ohne etwas zu beschönigen!“

Wie sieht der Alltag eines Vaters mit vier Töchtern aus? Simon Hooper zeigt es uns auf seinem Instagram-Account und die Welt amüsiert sich.

Vaterfreuden mal anders

Die Social Media Plattform Instagram lebt von schönen Bildern. Models mit unglaublicher Figur, die sich am Strand räkeln, die neueste Designermode auf einem Bett schön drapiert oder Reisefotos, die aus einem Katalog stammen könnten. Das hat Instagram groß gemacht, doch die makellosen Bilder zeigen selten, welche Arbeit hinter so einem perfekte Foto steckt. Simon Hooper hat mit seinem Instagram-Account ein ganz anderes Ziel. Der in London lebende Vater und seine Frau Clementine haben viel zu tun, mit vier Töchtern, die alle unter zehn Jahre alt sind. Dabei beschönigt Simon auf seinen Bildern nichts und zeigt wie seine Tage als Allround-Dad so ablaufen: „Ich möchte mit dem Account auf humorvolle Art und Weise zeigen, was ‘Eltern sein‘ aus Sicht der Elternteile bedeutet.“ Der Erfolg gibt ihm Recht, denn mittlerweile kann Simon 298.000 Follower sein Eigen nennen, Tendenz steigend. Wir haben einige seiner besten Bilder zusammengetragen. Viel Spaß beim Amüsieren!


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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