Parenting isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, no matter what idyllic social media posts might have you believe. This responsibility comes with a unique set of challenges, the kind that London dad Simon Hooper is open, honest, and hilarious about on Instagram.
As a dad to four girls (all under the age of 10), Hooper and his wife Clementine have their hands full. Their parenting is ripe with memorable moments that he documents, while also captioning each amusing photo with a dose of reality and biting wit. From birthday parties to bedtime, Hooper remarks how the job of daddy has changed his way of thinking. “I’m like a walking encyclopedia of baby product info,” he wrote in one of his captions. “I used to use my brain to solve global corporate wide problems. I now use it to calculate bulk buy discounts.”
Hooper hopes that his candid posts are relatable to other moms and dads. “In general my whole account is to show a realistic view of what parenting is like from a parent’s perspective,” he told The Huffington Post. “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 humor at the same time.” He sums it up best by saying that no one is alone. “Everyone is dealing with the same issues in this journey called parenting.”