This Dad’s Instagram Shows What It’s Like To Raise 4 Little Girls


Raising kids isn’t easy. Sure with one child you can follow them around and make sure they don’t get into too much trouble. After a second child you’re quickly outnumbered if left alone with your kids.

So what happens when your brood goes from zero children to four? One dad has been capturing his days as a dad of multiple children and its both hilarious and kind of scary.

Simon Hooper runs the Instagram account @Father_of_Daughters and he has racked up more than 255,000 followers.

He talks about the headaches of raising kids, the small victories we look forward to as parents, and ultimately Simon finds the humor in all of the “adulting” we have to accomplish when raising little ones of our own.

Here are some of the “day in the life” moments between Simon, his wife, and their four little girls.

Simon definitely has a great attitude about parenting.

I seem to forget to feed myself sometimes. I can get to 5pm and realise I've had nothing other than a cup of tea that's been microwaved 5 times and has a skin on it that's thicker than I feel after watching a documentary of dark matter. The twins, on the other hand, get 3 square meals a day spooned directly into their mouths. I tried crouching between them in the hope @mother_of_daughters would feed me too (FYI I don't have tiny arms) although I was rumbled by Delilah who kicked up a fuss. They have absolutely zero loyalty or compassion for me. Get between these girls & their food and you may just lose a finger. #noidonthavetinyarms #foodoverfathers #arewefeeders #theydontsharefood #nowonderimlosingweight #microwavetea #fatherofdaughters #instadad #dadlife

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His commentary on every situation is pretty funny.

Should I get offended that when I'm in charge of dressing the girls, instead of being given free rein to 'get creative' and use my couture fashion eye to create a 'wow' outfit that will catch the eye and imagination, I walk into their room and find that all the clothes are laid out already. Granted I have a tendency to dress them as boys, and will invariably forget the importance of layers, and that spots and strips clash, and that socks are essential, and that a baby grow doesn't count as day wear, and that I dress them the same, i cant tell them apart for the rest if the day, but surely if you give me a chance, the law of averages will mean I'll get it right one day! #daddressing #twins #dontdressthemthesame #theylovechewingshoes #icandressachild #badly #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad

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Even with four kids at home he finds the humor in everything.

Clemmie gave me a pretty simple job this evening – "go pack the baby bag" (we're going away for a night). A plan developed in my head (why can't I take anything seriously?!) I called her in – "well you said pack the baby bag!!", expecting a laugh. She didn't. I then suggested cutting holes in the bottom for their legs to hang out like those dog carriers but @mother_of_daughters was already less than pleased that i'd used her prized leather @kerikitbags for lols, so with my tail between my legs, I repacked. A shed load of nappies, baby crack (milk powder), toys they won't play with & a monitor – There was still enough room for half my family in there! #bottomlessbabybag #mobiletwins #howmuchstuffdobabiesneed #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad

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There are some real parenting moments too.

Last night – "Oh daddy, remember to make our woodland themed costumes for school tomorrow!" – Why is this the first I'm hearing about this at 8pm the day before you need them – I'm not some 24 hr costume design dept! Considered slapping a door mat on their backs and sending them off as hedgehogs but decided that was shit, so my plan to cuddle up with @mother_of_daughters wilted & died before my eyes & instead was spent contorting sodding coat hangers into wings, wrapping them with cling film, skewering myself attempting to attach fake leaves to jumpers & rummaging around in the loft for brown clothing (of which I can confirm we have none). They were woodland fairies FYI. #icantletthemdown #iloveitreally #iftheydontlikethemimdisowningthem #adadsworkisneverdone #morenoticenexttime #dressingup #woodlandfairies #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad

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Daddy UN to the rescue.

why is it that as soon as I come through the front door, I'm immediately forced to strap on my 'parenting UN' flack jacket & hard hat and dive into conflict resolution mode? Anya and Marnie are locked in a long, drawn out battle over the disputed lands of the sofa, the sovereignty of the blanket and who has rightful ownership of the much sort after SKY remote control. Sanctions are put in place to relieve the tension but both sides are showing little willingness to back down. The situation escalates – heated worded, threats to hostages safety (soft toys, clothing, sweets). The result – the TV going off and remote is hidden (in the cutlery draw). During all this Ottie played the role of Switzerland and didn't get involved. Ban Ki-moon could learn a thing or two from me. #wheredoyouhideyourremote #UNparenting #whyamialwaysinthemiddle #familyconflictresolution #adadsworkisneverdone #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad

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He may be outnumbered but Simon seems to be doing a great job as a dad.

Tomorrow is international day of the girl and I, more than most, am celebrating. I might be heavily outnumbered and outgunned, but I'm celebrating because my girls are strong independent young ladies that are growing up in a world that they can do anything they put their mind to (with a little encouragement). We strive for equality and see women as equals (and in my case, as superiors!). That said, in many places girls are seen as second class citizens and have limited opportunities to reach their full potential. This has to change. Go kiss your girls goodnight & encourage them everyday to reach for the stars. Tag a strong girl and share. #mygirlswearthetrousers #daughters #dayofthegirl #girlsareequals #girlsarestrong #sisters #mygirls #girlsareamazing #beproudofyoudaughters #fatherofdaughters #instadad #dadlife

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You might even call him Super Dad.

I'm back and it's like I was never away. Clemmie surprised me with the news that we needed to go over to a 1st birthday party after 23 hours of travelling so I strapped on my 'I can deal with anything' underpants, whacked on the cheapo sunglasses (my eye bags weigh more than the 40kg weight allowance on the flight home) and got on the train with my girl gang. Of course, all eyes were on us but we're used to it now. Yes we have 4 kids. We are loud, yes our babies cry a bit and yes, we take up a lot of space. We're team Hooper – This is what we do! BTW What is the point of a scooter which your child insists on bringing if you have to then carry the sodding thing around all day?! #reunited #nothingschangedandiloveit #whattimeofthedayisit #glassesfusedtomyface #uselessscooter #teamhooper #girlgang #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad

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Thankfully, he does have some awesome little helpers at home.

You can find out more about Simon, his wife, and his little brood of troublemakers on Instagram.