Simon Hooper y su esposa, Clementine, son padres de cuatro preciosas niñas. La mayor tiene 9 años, la mediana 6 y las pequeñas son dos gemelas de 10 meses. Como puedes imaginarte, la vida de Simon es un no parar, por ello ha decidido documentar su día a día a través de su cuenta de Instagram “father_of_daughters“.
En tan solo 8 meses ha conseguido superar la escalofriante cifra de 400.000 seguidores publicando fotos de lo más graciosas que reflejan a la perfección la vida de un padre con cuatro princesas. Muestra las rutinas antes de acostarse, las fiestas de cumpleaños, las tardes en el supermercado, etc.
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
“Otro lunes más, otra carrera de última hora a las tiendas para comprar pañales y leche. Últimamente vivo en este pasillo del supermercado. Soy como una enciclopedia ambulante de información sobre productos para bebés. Solía usar mi cerebro para resolver problemas corporativos globales. Ahora lo uso para calcular descuentos de compras a granel”, escribió en el pie de esta foto.
Esa foto cuenta actualmente con más de 20.000 “me gusta”. Sus fotos arrasan en Internet, pero las de su esposa no son menos. En su cuenta “mother_of_doughters“, que ya cuenta con más de 170.000 seguidores, nos cuenta las aventuras más divertidas que tiene con sus hijas.
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
Simon, que es director de operaciones de una empresa de consultoría de gestión con sede en Estados Unidos, confiesa que, como padre, también es “un hombre práctico, taxista, instructor de natación, tutor, chef, consejero, personal shopper e incluso asistente personal”.
I consider myself a relatively modern man but I struggle to use the washing machine properly. I can restructure an organisation to be more efficient, untangle necklaces, build furniture, rewire small appliances & setup an HD TV without instructions, but I'm nervous about what drawer to put the different powders & liquids in & what setting to use as I know @mother_of_daughters will hang me out to dry if I ruin any of her or the other girls clothes. The thing I do know about washing machines is that the twins are drawn to them in the same way a drunk uncle is drawn to the dance floor at a wedding when any 80s tune is played. Let's hope they don't develop motion sickness or I'll be immediately replacing clean clothes with vomit covered ones. #yesihavefoodonmytop #whyicantifigurethisout #washingmachineinducedvomit #badhousehusband #dadproblems #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad
“En general, trato de mostrar una visión realista de lo que es la paternidad desde la perspectiva de los padres”, dijo el padre. “Quería compartir lo que realmente es y hacerlo al mismo tiempo con un poco de humor”.
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
Tal y como él mismo confesó, espera que otras mamás y papás puedan verse reflejados en sus fotos y saber que no están solos. “Todo el mundo está lidiando con los mismos problemas en este viaje llamado paternidad”.
After a week of wiggling, twisting & flicking, Marnie finally lost her first tooth. I was so please for my, now lisping, daughter until she informed me that some kid in her class got £5 (WTF) for his tooth - the tooth fairy is obviously sensitive to inflation and the fluctuations of the world economy - but come on - that's £100 for a full set of 20! Which parent out there is dishing out £5 a tooth?! If I find them, I'm going to force feed them their own teeth as they have set a ridiculous benchmark for everyone else to live up to. I may actually have to sell my own teeth to cover this! #iswearigot10patooth #50pforbigones #toothfairytax #thetoothfairyisobviouslyloaded #toothinflation #fatherofdaughters #instadad #dadlife
Aquí le puedes ver llorando con una de las pequeñas.
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
En esta foto compartiendo una tarde de compras en la tienda preferida de sus princesas.
What do you get if you cross claires accessories with 4 girls, 2 of whom who have just drank a coke, and a tired dad? 10 minutes of dressing up followed by 20 minutes of trying to get them to leave. There's just too many of them, you get one and the other sods off to hide in the hair bands - I can hear the giggling, I just can't see them through the haze of pink and sparkles. At least i found the tiara i was after. I look Bangin'! #lostinhairbands #whydidweagreetocomehere #herdingcats #isuitatiara #fatherofdaughters #instadad #dadlife #twins #pink #dontforgetdads
Como buen padre tiene que estar presente en todas las fiestas.
The curse of being called Simon when at a children's birthday party - I am immediately rolled out for the obligatory game of 'Simon says'. Of course I take it easy to start with and filter out those that can't keep up. After separating the wheat from the chaff, we get to the hard core pros who know their stuff. I finally kill them all off with the old stand on one leg, close one eye and stick out your tongue. The remaining kids think I'm taking it too seriously, get bored and run off leaving me looking like a proper tool. I might have taken competitive dadding too far- they're only 6 after all, oh well. #competitivedad #ifyouplaywithmeweplayforreal #playhard #happybirthday #simonsays #happysunday #fatherofdaughters #instadad #parenting #kidsparty #dadlife
E incluso atender a los mensajes que le envía su hija mayor para llamar su atención.
The wonders of modern technology. Why, oh why did I give my eldest an ipod touch? Yes, its great to stay in contact while im away but my inbox is now full of emoji based spam from my bored daughter. (The emoji poo is a firm favourite). Today while in meetings, I convinced her that because I'm 8 hours ahead of her (I.e. in the future), I could send her the lottery numbers and shes guarenteed to win as i already know the winning ones. Took her a while to figure out that wasn't actually the case, made me laugh though! FYI Yes I look shattered but I've been travelling for 22 hours so what do you expect!! #wecouldhavewonthelottery #remoteparenting #kidsandtechnology #whyalwaystheemojipoo #emojispam #workingaway #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad
Pero obviamente siempre queda un poco de tiempo para que estos padres disfruten de una bonita velada juntos.
Here's a good example of what dads do when they're left in charge: @mother_of_daughters has been away on a 24hr spa retreat with @andbreathepostnatal so I took this as an opportunity to rig up a 120 inch projector screen for the rugby tomorrow (i.e. there was no chance she could stop me). As you can see, she is thrilled about all aspects of this. Especially the little piles of plaster and concrete I hadn't cleared up. Best part - it's up now so it's not coming down! She's so lucky to have me. I think I may have ruined her zen - welcome home sweetheart #whendadsincharge #backtoreality #butitsHD #shelovesitreally #imatechgeek #fatherofdaughters #instadad #dadlife