Parenting and Fatherhood: A Father’s Most Honest Take About Life With Kids
A father who lives in London has been posting Instagram updates on how his everyday life goes while taking care of his four daughters. Simon Hooper, an operations director for a U.S.-based management consultancy firm, already gained 150,000 followers on Instagram because of his truthful views on parenting and raising kids. He and his wife Clementine are parents to a 9-year-old, 6-year-old and 10-month-old twins.
Simon, who is now 33 years old, talked about his fatherhood and revealed that he does not only take the role of a father to his kids. He is also "a handyman, taxi driver, swimming instructor, tutor, chef, counsellor, human climbing frame, bank, personal shopper and PA," The Huffington Post reported.
Simon randomly uploads images and videos of his daddyhood from feeding the twins, bedtime routines and even trips to the grocery store which became one of his most popular posts. It has actually reached 20,500 likes as of this posting. In the viral Instagram post, he claimed that people refer to him as an experienced parent so they ask him where some grocery stuff are located.
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; Im 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
The funny thing is Simon's response which he included in his Instagram post caption which states, "Sure 3rd shelf, half way down on the left hand side, buy 3 and get a discount, although you want to use that in combination with blah blah blah." He also continued the caption to jokingly state that he feels like a walking encyclopedia who knows information about baby products.
In an interview with The Early Hour, Simon discussed what he learned about being a father and said that it is important for fathers to be kind and calm. He explained that it is pointless to worry about things that may not actually take place and there is no point in creating rules that parents cannot observe.
Simon also revealed that he tries to help his wife with their twins during 3 a.m. feeding but Clemmie breastfeeds so there is not much that he can do to assist. He also admitted that there are times that he sleeps in the spare room to get enough sleep as it is difficult to perform his job without sleep. However, he still makes sure he does his father duties to help his wife in the morning before he reports to work.