Dad's post about his busy weekend hits a nerve with parents

Simon Hooper and his family
Simon Hooper and his family Photo: Instagram: @father_of_daughters

Hands up who is exhausted after weekends. You naively think it's going to involve some relaxing, but mostly it's spent driving kids around, chores and endless activities.

London dad Simon Hooper, who has four daughters, described his weekend on his father_of_daughters Instagram page and it's hilarious.

"This weekend was like trying to fit the weekly shop into a single carrier bag that had the structural integrity of a biscuit that had been dunked one too many times," he wrote.

"Cram too much and it breaks, spilling its guts all over the pavement to onlookers to stare and mutter 'glad that wasn't me' while you silent sob into a snotty rag you found in your pocket that the kids took a particularly large blown into earlier."

He then included a long list of activities the family had crammed into one weekend. Things such as - sport, sleepovers, visits to the zoo and playground. Slime making, cooking, cleaning, shopping, party planning and the list went on.

"Usually I'm the most positive person in the room but when you add in 2 very over tired older girls & twins who are everywhere at all times, you end up with broken parents," he wrote.

"I've now developed an eye twitch so bad that women think I'm coming on to them through winking."

He says parents need to give themselves a break.

 

This weekend was like trying to fit the weekly shop into a single carrier bag that had the structural integrity of a biscuit that had been dunked one too many times. Cram too much in and it breaks, spilling it's guts all over the pavement to onlookers to stare and mutter ' glad that wasnt me' while you silent sob into a snotty rag you found in your pocket that that kids took a particularly large blown into earlier. Well we got to that point today - Sport clubs, sleepovers, the zoo, walks in the park / never ending goes on the swings, trips to 5 different shops to find slime ingredients, slime making, loft sorting, cleaning, planning parties, cooking - the list goes on - usually I'm the most positive person in the room but when you add in 2 very over tired older girls & twins who are everywhere at all times, you end up with broken parents. I've now developed an eye twitch so bad that women think I'm coming on to them through winking. Parenting is hard work, but we are own worst enemies some times when we try to do too much. We should give ourselves a break sometimes and remind ourselves we're doing the best we can. Anyone else feel our pain? I'm so tired I could ......zzzzzzzz. #crammingtoomuchin #allformygirls #shitcarrierbagweekend #literallynotimetoeat #Fatherofdaughters #Dadlife #instadad #FOD

A post shared by Simon, also known as FOD (@father_of_daughters) on

Advertisement

"Parenting is hard work, but we our own worst enemies some times when we try to do too much," he said.

"We should give ourselves a break sometimes and remind ourselves we're doing the best we can.

"Anyone else feel our pain? I'm so tired I could… zzzzzzzzzz."

Heaps of other parents felt his pain, with his post being liked nearly 14,500 times.

"I feel your pain, I am a mum of four, and at 10pm last night whilst still washing and drying sports kits and school uniforms needed for the morning, after a busy weekend of sports, friends staying, a trip to the beach, and our 20month old still up as he had slept for 2 hours in the car on our way home from said beach. I felt like sobbing right into that used tissue!" wrote one commentator.

"This is just how my weekend was. Looking forward to going to work, so that I can actually sit in one place," said another.