Every single dad on this planet has a slew of unique characteristics that make him different from the rest, but we also have to admit that there are a lot of similarities between dads across the board. I don’t know what it is about fatherhood, but suddenly you just have to slap the bags of rice at the grocery store.
These people shared tweets about dads doing dad things and they are hilariously accurate.
Louder Than War Movie Sound Effects
A man can have a totally normal sneeze for his whole life, but the second he holds his newborn child in his arms, his sneeze is permanently altered to be deafening.
Dad, I Am 35
First of all, I don’t think my father has ever correctly remembered the name of a single one of my friends, but he still will ask me about my pal Greg from tee-ball.
The Passive-Aggression Is So Intense
The funny thing is that a dad will never just text and say, “I miss having you around. Will you come home for dinner tonight so we can hang out?”
Make This Common Practice For Coma Patients
I could scream for, text, call, and even stand right in front of my dad, and he would barely pay attention to it, but the second my hand hovered too close to the thermostat, he would be alert.
It’s A Surprise For Everyone!
It’s also important to note that all the handwriting on the present labels always looked like it was done solely by Mom. Dad is just here for the surprise reveal too.
You Can’t Brag If You’re Tired!
Dads will wait in the main living area for every other family member to come downstairs so they can say, “Look at who is finally up!” only to promptly fall asleep in their recliner.
He Thinks He’s Better Than GOOGLE?
A father cannot simply let their child follow Google Maps directions or simply drive in peace: a father must offer to personally give them directions, insisting that he knows a “shortcut.”
Every. Single. Time.
There was one time where I had a domestic, in-state flight at 3:00 p.m. and we only lived 20 minutes from the airport, but at 9:30 a.m. my father was already worried about me being late to it.
Sure, if there was a car accident, there is a small chance they would not be able to save the kids in the trunk, but there’s definitely a chance they’ll save money on gas.
Dads Don’t Own Headphones, Apparently
There is an unspoken societal rule that, if you’re in the presence of other people, you should use headphones or closed captions when watching a video. Unfortunately, fathers never got the memo.
The Support Is Unparalleled
Dads might have their flaws, but we have to love the way that, once you tell them about something you love, they’ll find any way to bring it up again.
It Would Be So Perfect
Jokes aside, I wonder what fathers would talk about at a Dads Anonymous meeting: would they discuss the rising price of those New Balance shoes? Would they complain about their dad jokes not landing?
I Would Watch This Series
When you think about it, a father wandering the home and turning off the lights is just like how a zombie would move, except he is also wearing worn out slippers.
It’s Second Nature To Them
At this point in my life, if I go out to dinner with my dad or someone else’s dad who plans on paying the check and they don’t say this, I find it jarring.
Overreacting Is His Specialty
Any normal person, upon finding out someone had taken a slice of their cake, would simply say that it made them unhappy and ask them not to do it again. Dads, on the other hand…
It Was A Part Of The Shopping Experience
The way that my mom and sister used to do this all the time and my dad, without even looking up or opening his eyes, would respond every single time with, “It looks great!”
They Cannot Stop Themselves
I don’t know what it is about being a dad that makes you think that your barbecue skills deserve a Michelin star, but they simply cannot resist giving unsolicited advice.
TLC, Please Make This A Show
I would pay a prime subscription fee to watch a reality TV show where two dads argue over who deserves to take home the last bag of mulch or whatever supplies.
It’s A Sixth Sense
I swear, fathers all have a sixth sense that activates when someone turns their thermostat up in the winter and down in the summer, potentially subjecting them to a higher bill at the end of the month.
He’s Been Looking Forward To It For Weeks
Normally, when people are anticipating a vacation, they get excited about things like exploring a new place, lying on a beach, or simply relaxing. However, this is what dads anxiously await.
Why Is It So Important?
It might be different if my dad wanted my flight information because I was coming home and he wanted to know when he should arrive at the airport. However, I’ll tell my dad that I’m taking a business trip to Spain and he wants me to forward the itinerary.
The Daddest Joke Of Them All
The person who took this photo explained that they were in their room when their dad yelled for them to come to do a line of Coke with him. Alarmed, they ran downstairs only to see this on the kitchen counter.
Tact Is Not Their Strong Suit
Sometimes, the thing you’re thinking is not exactly the thing that you should say, but that doesn’t always seem to occur in a dad’s brain. Instead, he just sends the text without a second thought.
All Children Possess This Skill
I love that it’s a universal experience of children everywhere to mentally prepare to send apologetic looks to the server because we know our dad is going to make some corny jokes for them to fake laugh at.
The wonderful and exhausting thing about dads is that, no matter the situation, they will find a way to make a joke so ridiculous that everyone in the room will roll their eyes.
“I Don’t Even Want A Cat”
What is it about dads that they all say they don’t want a pet and then they immediately latch onto the pet when it enters the house? This dad has been hanging mini versions of paintings before the cat “likes Van Gogh.”
Technology Is Challenging
One of my favorite hobbies is watching my father try to navigate his Facebook page. I imagine it is similar to what it would have been like to watch a caveman discover fire.
We Must Become Them To Gain Approval
I love that, at this point, looking at fathers and trying to mimic their behaviors has almost become a type of strange anthropological study. We must use their jokes to gain their acceptance.
This Is The Only Way It Could Go
You can tell your dad over a hundred times that the classic faking an injury and then moving on thing is overdone and not funny after the first few times, but he will never stop.
Must. Joke. At. All. Costs.
There are many things that culturally divide people around the world, but it’s nice to know that one constant is the need for dads of all backgrounds to make dumb jokes.
Never Let Dads Set The Table
Dads don’t really think about things like a good presentation when you’re supposed to be setting the table. They think that all knives are the same and you can use a fork to eat anything.
Does Anyone Liked Be Called On The Phone?
I know for certain that my hate for talking on the phone is something I got from my dad. We both have the same face when we sit there and watch them ring.
The Ultimate Comfort Outfit
Why is it that dads seem to be so comfortable with jeans on and their shirt tucked in? When you become a dad, does it just click all of a sudden?
It’s Such A Peaceful Scene
There is nothing in the world that a dad takes more pride in than a well-kept yard. Not their accomplishments in life or with their children, but how good their lawn looks.
Always So Practical
Dads tend to have a very limited viewpoint. Everything is so linear to them. A man ripping off his shirt isn’t cool or showing how tough he is. It’s wasteful!
It’s Like They Half-Listen
Dads love to half-listen to you talk about something you’re into like a movie or a TV show and then, to show you they’re half-interested, they sort of remember the names of the characters.
This Is A Great Point
I guess no kid kept working on their craft because their parents told them it was bad. You have to feel nurtured and stuff, right? It’s just better not to ask dad’s opinion.
Something To Really Consider
Dads don’t do guilt trips like moms do. They have sneakier, sometimes more malicious ways of making a point. This internet search history prank is exactly what I’m talking about.
Wonder Where He Gets It From
Any time a dad notices something about their kid that makes them really shake their head, they should really pause and ask themselves where that trait might have come from.
He Has A Point
Dads do teach us one important lesson as children, and that is to never mess with mom, because when mom is upset, that’s a whole other ballgame that no one is ready to play.