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21/01/2017 17:19 EET

Θέλει γερά νεύρα και πολύ χιούμορ για να είσαι μπαμπάς 4 κοριτσιών

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Ας ξεκινήσουμε λέγοντας ότι δεν είναι εύκολο να είσαι γονιός. Ούτε να είσαι πατέρας. Πόσο μάλλον να είσαι πατέρας τεσσάρων κοριτσιών. Όσο κι αν αγαπάς τα παιδιά σου, μία μοναξιά αρχίζεις να την νιώθεις με τόσες γυναίκες μέσα στο σπίτι. Αυτό θέλει να δείξει και ο Simon Hooper μέσα από τον προσωπικό του λογαριασμό στο Instagram, ο οποίος είναι ο πατέρας 4 κοριτσιών ηλικίας 9 ετών, 6 ετών και δίδυμα 10 μηνών.

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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«Ο λογαριασμός μου θέλει να δείξει την ρεαλιστική οπτική του να είναι κανείς γονιός από την πλευρά του γονιού», είπε στην HuffPost.

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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Έχοντας ως εφόδιο το χιούμορ, ο Hooper μας δείχνει πως είναι η πραγματικότητα όταν είσαι πατέρας, ταξιτζής, σεφ, δάσκαλος κολύμβησης, γυμναστής, σύμβουλος κλπ 4 κοριτσιών!

Clemmie's out this evening so i was in charge of dinner and bedtime. The traditional picnic plate has been overdone recently (random things chucked on a plate and hoping the kids still find it fun and not see through my laziness) so I really switched it up a Gear and gave them pizza. Just to help service along, I cracked open the bottle of @hernogin i was given for xmas - no, im not despressed or unhappy, I'm just partial to a good gin, however I feel I may have not appreciated this award winning tipple fully though as I accompanied it with cold half chewed pizza i'd rescued from the floor using the international 3 second rule and some flat tonic that had been left open my Anya. And yes I'm drinking out of a childrens bottle. I didn't put the dishwasher on this morning and now it's all I can find. We reap what we sow I believe the saying goes. Happy Monday all #aginworthsavouring #dinnertime #couldhavetaughtthemaboutrefractio butdidnt #mondaydrinking #FOD #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad

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Woke up this morning to an empty clemmie shaped space in my bed. Had @mother_of_daughters finally chucked in the towel, run off with the hot guy from the café to try for a child that have her looks & move into the clean white box she's always wanted? Alas no, it's the dawn of a new chapter in our lives. Clemmie's back to work & these 2 are off to nursery which I meant I was in charge of all 4 this morning. In under 15 mins the house looked like a aftermath of a bar fight that involved ungodly amount of porridge and the twins were dressed like hipsters who chucked on clothes in the dark after a bender (the large coats are hiding my fashion homicide). They are going up too quickly - My poor ovaries are weeping (yes, I think I've developed some over the last couple yes, I blame the oestrogen levels in my house). #sheleftmeforthecafeguy #myhormones #ithinkmynipplesaretingling #aminowahousehusband #anewyearanewchapter #FOD #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad

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Sometimes as a #fatherofdaughters you have to put your testosterone to one side, give in and let girls be girls. So what do you get if you cross bored girls who love makeovers / playing with out of date make up they retrieve from @mother_of_daughters bin & a tired dad who'll say yes to anything to make them happy / quieter? I introduce you to my drag queen half brother, Simone. You can find him performing cabaret in soho every Thursday. Of course, they then thought it was hilarious to hide the make up remover - Oh, how I laughed. When clemmie saw me, she just shook her head and walked off..... #reallybringsoutmyeyes #whyblueeyebrows #anythingformygirls #snogmarryavoid? #privateshowswillcostyou #FOD #dadlife #instadad

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This week my eldest has been doing sex education at school. Shes very mature about it & having a midwife as a mum, they know a lot more than your average kid, no 'front bottoms' or 'nunnys' in this house, it's strictly a 'vagina' affair (which coincidently would be a great title for a drama series on TV) That said, she's chosen tonight (when @mother_of_daughters is away) to ask questions about men which makes me feel like an embarrassed child, but i promised to tell her the truth. My personal favourites - "do you wear a condom daddy?" Me - "Yes". Then why do you have so many children? Touchè. "Have you and mummy had sex more than 3 times?" I laughed proudly - "Way more......like at least 9 or 10 times" ( I didn't want to come across as a sex crazied maniac). #sexeducation #shestheadultimthechild #sheknowsmorethanme #dontaskaboutmasturbationorilldie #ivedoneitloads #fatherofdaughters #instadad #dadlife #parenting

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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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