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Przystojny tata czterech córek dzieli się zabawnymi rodzicielskimi poradami [ZDJĘCIA]

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Simon Hooper – tata gromadki dziewczynek zaprasza na niezwykłą wycieczkę po swoim uroczym i nietypowym życiu.

Kiedy Simon Hooper postanowił dokumentować na Instagramie opiekę nad czterema córkami jako Father of Daughters (ang. Tata córek) wiedział, że zrobi to zupełnie inaczej niż wszyscy. Po prostu… zszedł na ziemię. Zamiast perfekcyjnych ujęć pozornie idealnej codzienności, wolał dzielić się surową (i często radosną) rzeczywistością w towarzystwie czterech dziewczynek w wieku: 9, 6 i 1 (bliźniaczki). Jak mówi: „Istnieje tendencja do nadmiernego upiększania rodzicielskiego życia, dlatego ja chciałem dzielić się tym, jak ono naprawdę wygląda i jednocześnie dostarczać trochę humoru”.

Jest coś, z czego Hooper może nie zdawać sobie sprawy. Zapraszając nas do swojego szalonego rodzicielskiego doświadczenia, razem z żoną Clemmie (położna znana na Instagramie jako mother of daughters) stworzyli obraz rodzinnego życia – idealnego w swym braku perfekcji. Warto przeczytać głębokie podpisy pod zdjęciami. To właśnie one są źródłem cennych wskazówek i porad dla nowych rodziców.

Licz swoje błogosławieństwa

Kiedy liczysz każdy mały palec u ręki i nogi, masz dużo czasu, by cieszyć się cudem narodzin.

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This is us 2 minutes after the number of kids we were responsible went from 2 to 4. Being married to a midwife & having 4 girls to bring up, I sometimes forget how lucky we. I took it for granted that our children would be healthy and that their births would by trouble free. Sadly, that's not the case in many instances, so I’m supporting @VSOInternational & their #FirstBreath appeal which aims to end millions of preventable neonatal deaths that happen every year in developing countries. Please lend your support by sharing your own newborn picture along with the link to the appeal page (click my bio) & donating if you can. Thank you all lovely people. #keepthemsafe #donate #youcanmakeadifference #fatherofdaughters #instadad #dadlife

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Zapomnij o drogich zabawkach

Wszyscy wiemy, że dzieci bardziej cieszą się z opakowania niż z samego prezentu. Zmniejsz liczbę rupieci w domu i pomóż swojemu budżetowi korzystając z papierowych pudeł.

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Give a child a box of toys & they'll entertain themselves for a minute (before using them as a blunt object to smash over their sisters head resulting in both of them crying like, well, babies). Give a child an empty box and they'll ignore you for a good hour and fight over it until one or both of them cry. Excellent. Glad we bothered to buy all those expensive sensory toys for their development that are now door stops, ornaments and "no win, no fee" law suits waiting to happen as they lie on the floor looking for ankles to break. If I were the @elc_uk, I'd get the marketing department onto rebranding cardboard boxes and whacking a premium on them – money of old rope as the saying goes. #nowiknowhowwoodyfeels #suckstobeyousophiethegiraffe #ignoredtoys #enthrallingboxes #FOD #dadlife #instadad #fatherofdaughters

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Przytulanie jest najlepszym lekarstwem

Kiedy maluchy są chore, poświęć im czas na przytulanie. Najlepiej, gdy wszyscy będziecie w piżamach. Dzieci szybko dojdą do siebie.

Kąpiel jest zabawą

Zainwestuj w dobrą wodoodporną podłogę i ściany, bo wkrótce będą całkiem mokre. Bonus: domowy wodny świat przygotuje twoje małe kaczuszki do spokojnego snu.

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Why does bathtime always involve cramming as many family members into one of the smallest rooms in the house at the same time? I guess the eldest 2 like it as it's like a cheap version of the sea life centre. They get to watch these weird pink slippery things splash about and generally contort themselves out of these chairs while sucking the life out of some sponges. Clemmie and I are there just play life guards and crowd control. I should charge admission. Just avoid the dirty nappies at the door and the water EVERYWHERE. Actually, forget it – Health and safety would definitely shut us done. #waterstaysinthebathgirls #bathtime #sealifecentreathome #cheapentertainment #twins #mygirls #theyneverstayinthesechairs #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad

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Zainwestuj w duże łóżko

Tata może zostać zgnieciony na brzegu, ale nie ma przecież nic lepszego niż wojna na łaskotki albo poduszki.

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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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Czas na przejażdżkę

Kto potrzebuje iść do parku, jeśli ma w domu własny małpi gaj? Dla dzieci nie ma nic lepszego niż wspinaczka na plecy rodzica i przejażdżka na nich. Uwaga: lepiej załóż czapkę, bo inaczej stracisz sporo włosów.

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The cornerstone of any dad's role is the old horse / pig ride but I'm starting to feel more like a mid sized family car with all 4 my girls aboard. Without me really realising, these rides have evolved from what was a cheap fair ground attraction to entertain kids into an in-house Uber service for children who's legs no longer seem to work from lack of use. They've also taken to now simply calling me 'pig' and steer me by the twisting of my ears. on top of that, I have to point out imaginary land marks as we go from room to room and if the guided tour isn't up to scratch, someone will inevitably try and pull my trousers down while I'm in this vulnerable position – usually it'll be @mother_of_daughters. Am I being bullied? I'm genuinely not sure #the4thatbrokethecamelsback #aremygirlsbullyingme #inhouseuber #luckyivegotagoodass #fatherofdaughters #FOD #instadad #dadlife

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Mamo, tato, zróbcie to sami

Jest mnóstwo prac ręcznych, w których mogą wziąć udział oboje rodzice. Cokolwiek robisz, zaangażuj w to swoje dzieci i cieszcie się razem wspólnym projektem.

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Whether it's a result of being tight with money or crafty, I've always made our wreath while Clemmie has bought the table decorations. This has multiple benefits – 1). I get the kid out of the house to the woods to get the bits we need 2). it gives the kids something creative to do 3). Clemmie gets to go to @Marksandspencer (without children) to get the nice bits to make the house feel special. notice how the stuff that we're allowed to make isn't actually for inside the house? I know she'll say 'it's too nice to be inside, so all the neighbours should see it too', but we all know that it probably hasn't quite made the grade to be allowed inside with the real decorations. where's the Christmas Love? #2daystogo #christmascreativity #LoveMrsClaus #ad #dadlife #FOD #fatherofdaughters

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Wyznaczaj cele

Zawsze pamiętając o bezpieczeństwie, pozwalaj maluchom na nowe doświadczenia i eksperymenty.

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I regularly find the twins half way up the stairs, smiling / squeaking, on their way up to the promised land of the big girls bedrooms – the allure of small unguarded objects that fit conveniently in the mouth is too much to resist. So what do you do when you have a too many stairs, not enough stair gates & twins that love climbing? Welcome to the dark & murky underworld of baby staircase racing. simple rules – take 2 genetically identical babies in prime physical condition (i.e. no overloaded nappies) & let them battle it out. No encouraging with food, No blocking, No pulling hair. Delilah has the edge at the moment & is filling the older girls piggy banks with winnings whilst I'm down £7 – Ottie is killing me – i should've known better than to back old stubby legs. Note: Safety professionals are on hand at all times & are trained to give out quiet encouragement & hugs. it's a nice sport really. #indoorfamilysports #illegalbabyracing #welcometotheunderworld #nevergoforlongodds #ottieneedscrossfit #FOD #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad

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Zaplanuj wyjście ewakuacyjne

W określonych warunkach upewnij się, że będziesz mógł szybko czmychnąć ze swoją hałaśliwą bandą.

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The Christmas concert is upon us which presents the perfect opportunity to observe other parents. Through my anthropological study, I’ve boiled down parents into 3 main categories: 1). 1st timers – they’ve got in early to save front row seats for grandparents / enable visual contact with their child to ensure their constant waving can be seen / setup tripods / conduct sound checks – they will mouth all the words to all songs and secretly playing the last clap game with themselves. 2). Middle rowers – grateful to get a seat, usually a bit red from rushing to the concert, thinking they screwed up the times. They’d been here before and will no doubt spend a good 30% of the time quietly chatting to the other middle rowers about being a bit hung over / Xmas plans. They’ll take some videos that they won’t look at again until June when they need to make space on their phones. 3). Standing workers – in suits with trainers, they’re late so forced to stand at the back with the undesirables (people with babies), the only other company they have is the partner of the first timer who’s shooting the 2nd angle for the compilation DVD they’re sending out in the new year. Let me know if I've missed any types! #imabackrower #proudofmygirls #christmasconcert #peoplewatching #FOD #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad

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Wyjdź z domu

Może się to wydawać kłopotliwe (zwłaszcza w zimowych miesiącach), ale weź potrzebne dziecięce akcesoria, ubierzecie się ciepło i wdychajcie świeże powietrze. Nawet jeśli za 15 min będziecie musieli pędem wracać, bo przypomnicie sobie, że zostawiliście włączony piekarnik.

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I didn't post yesterday, mainly because i was asleep / eating / crawling around like a python with indigestion. I managed to dragged myself out of bed this morning after consuming what I'm pretty sure I was the equivalent of the girls birthweight in Turkey, buttery vegetables and pork products in. To rectify things, we decided to embrace a walk and wear every new item of clothing possible. Apparently, 2 walks in 3 days is too much for my girls as it bit heavily into their screen time. I tried to educate them on the village I grew up in, what birds were singing and what it's like to live in the country. Their response was tell me (through chattering teeth) to stop talking, to take them home and provide hot chocolate in unlimited quantities. #Heartlesschildren . #xmaswiththeparents #westcountryliving #dadlife #FOD #instadad #fatherofdaughters

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Bawcie się twoim kosztem

O tak, uwielbiamy, gdy tata angażuje się w coś takiego. To świetna lekcja przypominająca o tym, że wygłupianie się jest OK.

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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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Ucz przez zabawę

Każdy rodzic może zaoferować coś innego w świecie zabawy. Wykorzystaj to jako okazję do wysłania ważnej wiadomości: Tak, Barbie, możesz zostać astrofizykiem.

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I play with Barbie. There, I said it (hardly shocking as I'm drowning in daughters). As an adult, your imagination can get stunted as life experience tells you what's possible and what's not, but playing with my girls & watching where their minds takes them keeps me feeling youthful, something no chemical peel or botox can compete with. Granted, some of the story lines are a little far fetched, but that's the point isn't it? why not be a fashion designer one moment, an astronaut the next and finish the day being a vet, having been a particle physicist that also moonlights as a backing dancer between lunch and tea time. It's hard to keep up, but as long as they keep playing, so will I. FYI I don't play with Barbie when the kids aren't around. not in view of Clemmie anyway. Any other dad's out there who partake in a bit of roleplay #dadswhoplaybarbie #ifiwerebarbieidbeshattered #understandagirlsmindsishardwork #play #parenting #FOD #Fatherofdaughters #ad #dadlife #instadad

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Ciesz się

Nie ma znaczenia, która płeć będzie miała przewagę liczebną. Własny gang może być źródłem prawdziwej radości.

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