Dads are great at a lot of things: they always know how to make the TV remote work again when it’s broken, they can throw you from any distance into a pool, and they crack the best bad jokes ever. However, sometimes dads also have slip-ups.
Here are some hilarious dad fails to bring some laughter to your day.
He Tried To DIY Popcorn
Since they didn’t have any microwave popcorn bags at home, this dad tried to create some himself, using a regular brown paper bag and some loose kernels. The keyword is “tried.”
Where Are His Pajamas?
Upon hearing the baby crying during the night, this new dad woke up to go check on her. Unfortunately, he didn’t realize that the baby monitor also had a camera.
That’s Not What She Meant!
This dad’s brain cells clearly went on vacation when he was left in charge of the baby. I mean, did he think that layering diapers would actually work? Or did he just mindlessly do as told?
Not Exactly A Good Snack
When putting together lunches for his kids, this dad accidentally mistook a red onion for an apple and packed it. I hope his child wasn’t too hungry during the snack break.
He Forgot He Was Baking
He and his son decided to spend some time bonding by baking some shortbread cookies. The first batch came out perfectly, but he unfortunately forgot the second one in the oven.
Play It Cool, Dude
Babies and the equipment required to take care of one can be confusing and exhausting to keep track of—I mean, how are you supposed to keep swim diapers and regular diapers and everything else straight?
The Containers Do Look Very Much Alike
Do not worry! Even though his clothes might smell like a delicious dairy-free milk alternative, no laundry detergent was consumed and he clearly is still alive to tell the tale.
Dad, That’s TMI!
There are lots of life accomplishments that you want to share with your older children—good health reports, retirement, getting a pet—but under absolutely no circumstances does your kid want to hear about your butt wrinkles.
A Little To Zealous, Dad
When her dad saw a fly land on her phone screen, he instinctively reached over to swat and kill it, but he accidentally shattered her phone screen with his hand in the process.
Did He Not Use His Eyes?
Listen, I can understand making the occasional dressing mistake, but these clearly look like underwear, not shorts. I can understand why his wife sent him a series of angry text messages.
Is This The Baby Bottle Of A Giant?
While extremely tired and trying to prepare a bottle for his baby, this father accidentally screwed the bottle lid onto the gallon instead of the actual baby bottle. Don’t worry, he caught his mistake pretty quickly.
Feeling Hot Hot HOT!
His son asked for a snack, so this father obliged. He tried to be healthy by feeding him some miniature bell peppers. However, they were actually habanero peppers, and his son’s mouth was on fire for a while.
Sometimes You Should Cry Over Spilled Milk
While bringing in the groceries from the car, this dad had the mishap of dropping this box containing a couple of gallons of milk. One container was fine, but the other wasn’t so lucky.
Must’ve Been An Interesting Flavor
While making pancakes for the family one Sunday morning, this dad thought that he was putting cinnamon into the batter. Unfortunately, he accidentally dumped a bunch of curry powder in.
One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other
This dad was doing some chores around the house, one of which was cleaning up. He didn’t realize until much later that he had accidentally hung up the baby’s keys with his own.
Well, That’s Much Less Useful
In this dad’s defense, I also would have assumed that it was a pen that you could write with. Maybe he played really well and was rewarded with a nice fountain pen—you never know.
That’s Going To Be A Stinky Clean Up
After emptying it last time, this dad forgot to put a bag into the diaper bin for the next round of poopy diapers. Now he has to empty out the contents the unpleasant way.
He Really Must Need That Coffee
This dad sleepily went to make his coffee one morning while getting the kids ready for the day and didn’t realize until later that he had forgotten to put a mug there to catch the brew.
…This Dad Is On The Same Wavelength
Similar to the father before this photo, this dad was rushing around in the morning while getting ready and managed to forget the most important ingredient for making coffee: coffee beans.
When preparing dinner for his family, this dad forgot that he had been drying the baby bottles on the oven rack and set the oven to preheat. He didn’t realize his mistake until he tried to put in the frozen pizza.
I’ll admit, it’s not particularly easy to take panoramic photographs, but his one is truly tragic. She definitely would have been better off asking her mom, or even a random stranger, to take her picture.
He Tried His Best
His son told him that he wanted a chicken pot pie for lunch on a lazy Sunday afternoon. As it turns out, this dad is not as good at multitasking as he thought.
I Actually Prefer The Term “Collaboration”
From now on, I’m going to refer to my kids as the “collab” to my wife. Maybe called them the “merger” or even “our long term group project.” My wife will hate this.
A Violin-t End For The Instrument
This dad accidentally forgot his son’s violin on the roof of the car before driving off, leaving it in this mangled state. Naturally, he found a way to replace it and all was well.
That Doesn’t Belong In There
Everyone has heard of “mom brain,” where moms accidentally leave items that aren’t food in the fridge, but did you know that fathers can also suffer from this tragic affliction?
…This Is Somehow Worse
Maybe the dad in the last picture was using WD-40 to loosen up the hinges on the fridge or some cabinets in the kitchen and then got absent-minded, but how does a drill end up in there?
“A” For Effort
I’m not even that old, but the phrases that the kids use today completely confound me, so I totally understand why this dad has no idea what’s going on. At least he’s trying to use the lingo!
Where Was Autocorrect?
For Christmas, this dad wanted to get his son a customized jersey with his name from his favorite soccer team. However, he made a typo when sending in the order.
I Also Have Never Seen A Baby Seagull
This dad might have really been onto something even though he was totally inebriated when he texted his daughter. Perhaps seagulls are robots secretly created by a corporation to record our seaside behavior.
It’s an honest mistake to make. On the bright side, the credit card will probably expire sometime in the next few years so that he can get a regular-looking one.