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Hooper houdt zijn dagelijkse dochter-struggles bij op Instagram, en doet dat op een geweldige manier.

De Londense vader Simon Hooper heeft zijn handen vol aan zijn vier dochters. Hij en zijn vrouw, Clementine, hebben twee dochters van 9 en 6 jaar oud én een tweeling van 10 maanden. Hooper heeft zo'n 446.000 volgers en de aantallen groeien met de dag. In zijn dagelijkse posts deelt hij zijn eerlijke mening over het opvoeden van kinderen - van de bedroutines tot het doorkomen van nieuwe tandjes. Bijvoorbeeld de volgende post, die zich afspeelt in de supermarkt.  
    
'Ik woon zo'n beetje in dit gangpad van de supermarkt', schrijft hij in de beschrijving. 'Nieuwe ouders zien me inmiddels als een 'ervaren' ouder (lees: de vermoeid ogende man die staat de trillen in het hoekje) en vragen me waar dit en dat ligt.'
      

Another monday, another last minute rush to the shops to avoid the armageddon I.e running out of nappies, wipes & baby crack (milk) for the addicts. I basically live in this aisle of the supermarket now. New parents seem to gravitate to me as an "experienced parent" (i.e. the tired looking guy shivering in the corner) and ask "do you know where so and so is please?" My reponse - "Sure 3rd shelf, half way down on the left hand side, buy 3 & get a discount,although you want to use that in combination with blah blah blah." I'm like a walking encyclopaedia of baby product info. I used to use my brain to solve global corporate wide problems. I now use it to calculate bulk buy discounts. #ishouldgetanamebadge #bogofking #iliveherenojoke #dadbrain #lifeinthefastlane #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad

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Lopende encyclopedie van babyproducten
'Mijn reactie? - 'Natuurlijk, derde plank, halverwege de gang aan je linkerkant. Oh, en ik zou er drie kopen want dan krijg je korting.' Hooper zegt dat hij zich net een lopende encyclopedie van babyproducten voelt. 'Vroeger zette ik mijn brein voornamelijk in voor het consultantbureau waar ik werk. Tegenwoordig gebruik ik die kennis om de korting op de babyafdeling te berekenen.'
 
Hooper hoopt dat andere moeders en vaders steun kunnen vinden in zijn dagelijkse updates. 'Iedereen ervaart dezelfde issues wanneer ze ouders zijn geworden.' Blijf scrollen en zie nog meer van Hoopers fan-tas-tische Instagram-posts!
     

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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Having come home and been on the receiving end of an ear bashing from @mother_of_daughters for....wait for it.....going to the toilet before I helped with the twins bathtime (!) we got them down & all set to work on Marnies new food floor poster. Nausea came over me and my inner artist slowly pulled out his eyes at the sight of pen marks outside the lines, random coloured fruit (no a bananna CANNOT be blue and yellow strips) and the confusion between tomatoes & apples. They even coloured in the white I left deliberately as light reflection. If they'd just let me do it, it would be perfect, but that's not the point I guess. be creative, just inside the lines before I have to eat my own hands to stop myself complaining! #thisreallyshouldntbotherme #whycantijustletitgo #myposterwillbeamazing #girls #colouringin #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #FOD #instadad

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Bed time for the twins is supposed to be a quiet affair so they can relax & drift off, leaving us to collapse into a human shaped heap on the sofa. Of course, that's not possible when the 2 eldest have decided to start what I'm guessing is a Taylor Swift impression karaoke sing off that involves shouting, wrestling and door slamming. They are directly above us & what we can hear can only described as drunk macho elephants fighting over the mic. There is actually paint coming off the ceiling. Of course when these 2 grow up, they just going to add to the noise. Thinking about buying a flat down the road, i'll just Skype them from my sound proof room. #elephantkaroke #canyousoundproofyourownhead #whydoeseveythinghavetobedoneatmaxvolume #talkingisalostart #girls #fatherofdaughter #dadlife #instadad

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The wonders of modern technology. Why, oh why did I give my eldest an ipod touch? Yes, its great to stay in contact while im away but my inbox is now full of emoji based spam from my bored daughter. (The emoji poo is a firm favourite). Today while in meetings, I convinced her that because I'm 8 hours ahead of her (I.e. in the future), I could send her the lottery numbers and shes guarenteed to win as i already know the winning ones. Took her a while to figure out that wasn't actually the case, made me laugh though! FYI Yes I look shattered but I've been travelling for 22 hours so what do you expect!! #wecouldhavewonthelottery #remoteparenting #kidsandtechnology #whyalwaystheemojipoo #emojispam #workingaway #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad

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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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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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