This Dad’s Adorable Instagram Shows The Harsh Realities Of Parenthood

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.

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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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.

Why does bathtime always involve cramming as many family members into one of the smallest rooms in the house at the same time? I guess the eldest 2 like it as it's like a cheap version of the sea life centre. They get to watch these weird pink slippery things splash about and generally contort themselves out of these chairs while sucking the life out of some sponges. Clemmie and I are there just play life guards and crowd control. I should charge admission. Just avoid the dirty nappies at the door and the water EVERYWHERE. Actually, forget it – Health and safety would definitely shut us done. #waterstaysinthebathgirls #bathtime #sealifecentreathome #cheapentertainment #twins #mygirls #theyneverstayinthesechairs #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad

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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.

Happy Sunday smiles today 👶🏼👩🏻👦🏼 #goodriddancegerms #screwyouteething #motherofdaughters

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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.