35 Times Dads Really Outdid Themselves

Dads can often end up falling into a lot of stereotypes, whether it be the constant terrible jokes or the penchant for white socks and trainers with boot cut jeans.

However, the dads on this list have some slightly different issues on their plate, so please enjoy these 17+ dads who are still living in the past.

"Dad made the classic mistake of buying something on amazon without checking [its] size. We now have two 10-foot-tall lamps."

One thing is for sure, when they're lit up you'll be able to see that garden for miles around! They'll have to be careful they don't have light aircraft landing in their garden.

"When you just want to play your guitar but your Dad is that guy from Pink Floyd."

Look, if you're going to be told how to play the guitar, you want Dave Gilmore to tell you how to play the guitar! No matter how annoying you may find it at the time!

"I asked my husband how long the kitchen table is. This is what I got."

"Do you know where the tape measure is, honey?"

"I can never find that blasted thing! Let's just have children and then we won't have to worry about finding the tape measure ever again!"

"That seems reasonable."

"My son was shocked when he saw me with a wig..."

I think that this is one instance where they should embrace the idea of living in the past! Maybe they should get an oil painting done depicting this beautiful scene to really complete the look?

"Wife doesn't want our son's face on social media, so she asked me to censor over it. Needless to say, I won't be asked to do that again."

I love it when you can clearly see a parent's features in their newborn baby. This kid really has their father's eyes.

"My son's first day at school today. I handled it really well..."

I mean, give it a while and that kid won't be so keen to leave his house and head to school either!

"My dad was responsible for our neighbourhood sign this week, a series."

That seagulls living by the bay joke could be, and I don't say this lightly, the single worst joke that I have ever heard in my entire life. Congrats...I guess.

Do A Lap, Son!

"So, are you going to do the laps as well, Dad?"

"No, Son."

"Why not? Surely because you are in charge doesn't mean that you are above the law?"

"Yes, yes it absolutely does, and the sooner you learn that life lesson the better."

"This Brazilian girl is a big fan of K-pop and Korean culture, so her father wanted to personalize her party with the most famous Korean character he found."

This dad surely had to 100% know exactly what he was up to. I mean, look at those suspenders, a man who wears suspenders doesn't clearly love a practical joke.

"Tom Holland's dad acting normal in front of Emma Watson."

Some people really aren't good at controlling themselves when they meet celebrities, and I am counting myself very much in that group!

"My dad figured out the works of a 360 camera, I feel proud of the rascal."

This dad has done a truly incredible job of creating the most mid-2000s pop-punk album cover that I have seen for a long time.

"My dad's Halloween costume of '78."

Ah, those were simpler times. Kids nowadays only want to dress up as their Star Warriors and their Iron Fellas... I'm "with it," don't you worry.

"I think my dad has a drug problem..."

Someone pointed out that it looks like this dad has a slightly bigger case of child-not-helping-with-the-shoveling problem. Why have kids if you're not going to make them do your menial tasks?

A Gag Gift And A Misunderstanding...

One embarrassed person wrote, "I got my 80 yr old father this as a gag gift. When he opened it, he got all embarrassed and immediately tucked it away. Later, I privately asked him why he got all weird about it, and I found out that he was under the impression that it was a sex toy."

"My dad has carried this card in his wallet for 40 years..."

Well, nowadays we don't like to swear at people like this! Instead, we like to just say, "I don't care about your life or your problems, go away." It's politer and more direct.

"Girl got her phone taken away by her parents and later her dad slid this under her door."

Wow, it looks like this piece of paper gets more consistent wifi reception than my actual phone does. What a bummer.

"My grandpa doesn't trust his new Roomba so he's been following it around."

I mean, just look at that outfit. That is the most dad-inspired outfit I have ever seen. The flannelette shirt tucked into blue boot-cut jeans, paired with white socks and trainers. Spectacular.

"My parents just got internet (Bialet Massé) and my dad is already showing videos to the neighbors."

This is one of the most wonderfully wholesome things that I have seen for a long time. I wonder if he is showing them videos of horses?

"A year ago I started sending my GF these photos whenever she asked if the baby was ok."

These are fake, sure, but you should throw one real one in there. Just to keep her on her toes.

"My dad likes reading so I got him a Kindle for is birthday. He's using it as a bookmark."

He might be bit off, but at least he's still using it!

"I recently became a dad and put my 'uniform' on while still at the hospital."

Fool, Super Dad is a title that can only be bestowed upon you by your children, not one you give yourself.

"I enjoyed my daughter's first Disney ride more than she did."

It's not just her, you enjoyed it more than everyone else on that car.

"Bought my daughter a gaming chair......."

Are you sure your daughter isn't a cat? She's showing a number of symptoms of cat.

"Missed my Master’s graduation because of Aerosinusitis and rushed to emergency room. Here’s my dad handing me my insurance papers pretending to graduate me."

Now not only can he say he was there, he can say he was the only one there.

"My daughter fell asleep on the carpet, and I have too much free time."

"I don't trust that phone one bit. It wouldn't cooperate, I bet it's in cahoots with one of the other toys."

"The card my father gave my niece for her 2nd birthday."

If you can't read it either that just means you're on par with a two-year-old.

"Being a terrible dad to my daughter."

This isn't terrible, this is raising your daughter with culture.

"My father lost his reading glasses about two years ago. Found em today."

The fact that they managed to get stuck here and then survived for two years are two one-in-a-million chances that both happened. Go buy a lottery ticket while you're at it.

"Dad life you say? I raise you single father dress up time [...]."

She did a great job, you look absolutely fabulous!

"He took a picture of his father in a live interview."

If pants are not needed then they shouldn't be worn. That's my secret to a happy life.

"My dad built this to protect the tree from the cat."

Next time I'd go for plastic sheets. Doesn't obstruct the view and the cat can't scale it like a maniac.

"Went out drinking with my daughter tonight. Pleased to report I was able to show her how adults have a sensible, restrained evening without going over the top."

You might not think you went over the top, but seeing as she's flat on the ground, I think she'd disagree.

"Single Dad looking for some love."

Someone should probably let this guy know about Tinder. Also, is this suggesting that this guy has two sons, two daughters, and Sonic The Hedgehog?

"My daughter’s favourite way to cool me off after a long run on a hot day."

Nothing like waterboarding your father as a fun bonding activity.

"Dad never fails to rip ass during family photos."

This is just so old hat! You're meant to do a duckface when taking a picture nowadays, it's even more annoying than someone "ripping ass"!