For those of us that are not parents, being responsible for a child looks petrifying. Everyone copes with parenthood in different ways. Some drink, others cry, London dad Simon Hooper frames incredibly poignant and hilarious Instagram shots of his four daughters.
Posting under the username @Fathers_Of_Daughters, Hooper documents the daily happenings of his wife, his 9-year-old, 6-year-old and 10 month-old twins. It’s an adorable and enlightening window into the truth behind parenthood – for better or worse.
Each photo comes with a hefty caption that explains everything from bedtime routines, forgetting to eat, teething and birthday party mania.
Simon Hooper has built a solid 150,000 follower-base. We can imagine it’s an even split of people fearful of parenthood and people looking for someone to relate to.
Speaking to Huffington Post, Hooper said: “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 humour at the same time.”
“Everyone is dealing with the same issues in this journey called parenting”.
Hooper is an operations direction for a US-based management consultancy firm. This might sound like a laugh riot but it’s only a part-time job. Hooper describes himself as “a handy man, taxi driver, swimming instructor, tutor, chef, counsellor, human climbing frame, bank, personal shopper and PA”.
If you fall a little bit in love with this family (like we already have), Hooper’s wife Clemmie also posts lots of pictures on her Instagram, @Mothers_Of_Daughters.
Obviously these photos are as honest a representation of parenthood as we’re going to get on Instagram. But they’re still nice moments captured under nice circumstances.
We’re waiting for @Real_Dads which is just pictures of spilled spaghetti on carpets and Dads being told that they’re hated by their daughters.