Hilarious Dad Fails That Will Have You In Giggling Fits

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

regular brown paper bag with popcorn spilled all around it in microwave
Photo Credit: Instagram / @ob1obrien
Photo Credit: Instagram / @ob1obrien

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?

man checking on baby is recoded naked on baby monitor camera
Photo Credit: Instagram / @eyesofamum
Photo Credit: Instagram / @eyesofamum

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!

when his wife tells him to put on
Photo Credit: Instagram / @donttellbonny
Photo Credit: Instagram / @donttellbonny

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

onion in container in lunch bag of child
Photo Credit: Instagram / @bexlington
Photo Credit: Instagram / @bexlington

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

one regular set of cookies and a sheet of burnt ones
Photo Credit: Instagram / @will.hale
Photo Credit: Instagram / @will.hale

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

wife: did you put them swim diaper on her? Me: (lying) of course, why? (photo of baby with extremely big diaper under swimsuit)
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Ravishing_Lee
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Ravishing_Lee

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

laundry detergent container next to gallon of almond milk with caption (my laundry smells like milk and my coca puffs made me dizzy)
Photo Credit: Instagram / @the.teach
Photo Credit: Instagram / @the.teach

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!

dad texts son: I today ordered a big tub of pharmaceutical collagen. 2 spoons a day takes the wrinkled butt away!
Photo Credit: Instagram / @adriennekellogg
Photo Credit: Instagram / @adriennekellogg

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

smashed phone screen
Photo Credit: Instagram / @richellegarner
Photo Credit: Instagram / @richellegarner

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?

father sends daughter to school in underwear instead of shorts
Photo Credit: Instagram / @alizafriedlander
Photo Credit: Instagram / @alizafriedlander

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?

baby bottle top screwed onto regular gallon of milk
Photo Credit: Instagram / @schroederclothing
Photo Credit: Instagram / @schroederclothing

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!

photo of small peppers and child in distress
Photo Credit: Instagram / @jacob.nitz
Photo Credit: Instagram / @jacob.nitz

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

box with milk gallon in it and spilled milk everywhere
Photo Credit: Instagram / @bradymurrayrods
Photo Credit: Instagram / @bradymurrayrods

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

man holding curry powder over bowl of pancake batter
Photo Credit: Instagram / @thevitaming
Photo Credit: Instagram / @thevitaming

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

children's toy keys hung on hooks with regular ones
Photo Credit: Instagram / @spencermwalters
Photo Credit: Instagram / @spencermwalters

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

tweet: Sadly, missed our one's football match yesterday. Texted me to say he had won a pen. Got back. I asked to see the pen. 'No dad, a penalty.' #DadFail
Photo Credit: Twitter / @MichaelRosenYes
Photo Credit: Twitter / @MichaelRosenYes

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

diapers spilling out of bin
Photo Credit: Instagram / @thesadlerstory
Photo Credit: Instagram / @thesadlerstory

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

coffee machine with coffee spilled all over counter
Photo Credit: Instagram / @halfbasquejob
Photo Credit: Instagram / @halfbasquejob

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

coffee pot full of just water
Photo Credit: Instagram / @collin.batten
Photo Credit: Instagram / @collin.batten

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.

Oops…

melted plastic and bottle tops in oven
Photo Credit: Instagram / @jeremykhoward
Photo Credit: Instagram / @jeremykhoward

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.

Oh Dear…

dad takes horrible, distorted panorama photographs of daughter
Photo Credit: Twitter / @sc_x_cs
Photo Credit: Twitter / @sc_x_cs

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

man holding baking tray with chicken pot pie on fire
Photo Credit: Instagram / @personslawyer
Photo Credit: Instagram / @personslawyer

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”

divorced parent interaction: mother sends dad a Happy Father's Day text and dad response
Photo Credit: Twitter / @GrahamHill24
Photo Credit: Twitter / @GrahamHill24

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

smashed violin
Photo Credit: Instagram / @unwanted.healing
Photo Credit: Instagram / @unwanted.healing

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

bottle of WD-40 in the fridge
Photo Credit: Instagram / @sounddatanomad
Photo Credit: Instagram / @sounddatanomad

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

drill in fridge
Photo Credit: Instagram / @pwbclancy
Photo Credit: Instagram / @pwbclancy

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

after seeing his son say
Photo Credit: Twitter / @gabrielstill
Photo Credit: Twitter / @gabrielstill

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?

boy's jersey says
Photo Credit: Instagram / @juliet_bacon
Photo Credit: Instagram / @juliet_bacon

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

dad drunk at party texts daughter
Photo Credit: Twitter / @morganjoycexo
Photo Credit: Twitter / @morganjoycexo

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.

Oh No!

man accidentally puts his face as his credit card background
Photo Credit: Twitter / @roasted_weenie
Photo Credit: Twitter / @roasted_weenie

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.