Underappreciated Pics That Show How Tough It Is To Be A Dad

Being a dad isn’t easy. Yeah, it’s fun sometimes, but there’s always a learning curve. You’ll have those moments of pure joy, but also situations you never imagined being in before becoming a father.

Look at these pictures and decide for yourself if it’s easy being a dad or not.

Son’s First Day Of School

Mom isn’t the only one that has the right to become emotional. This dad couldn’t take it.

sons first day of school
Photo Credit: AidenAsh15 / Reddit
Photo Credit: AidenAsh15 / Reddit

It was his boy’s first day of school, and he didn’t know how to let go!

Daughter Challenge

When your daughter challenges you, it’s kind of hard to reject it. This young lady thought her dad couldn’t pull this trick off.

challenging dad when friends are around
Photo Credit: Lindseygray89 / Reddit
Photo Credit: Lindseygray89 / Reddit

He did it with his friends just as well as she did it. It just looks like it hurt the men a little more.

When You Lose A Bet

When you lose a bet as a grown man, it’s always honorable to keep your word.

lost a bet in style
Photo Credit: tralala14 / Imgur
Photo Credit: tralala14 / Imgur

When you lose as a father, you have to keep your promise no matter what.

“Perks” Of A Newborn

Here is a perfect photo showing a welcome-to-fatherhood moment for this new dad.

newborn life for the dad
Photo Credit: MyUglyKitty / Reddit
Photo Credit: MyUglyKitty / Reddit

He’s exhausted, and the child isn’t even a year old yet! There are many more years to come, my friend.

Eat Safely With Your Child

A man has to eat, even if it means covering your child’s head with one napkin to keep the crumbs from falling on him.

eating with the baby onboard with you
Photo Credit: sarfarazali213 / Imgur
Photo Credit: sarfarazali213 / Imgur

This man wanted his burrito, and he wasn’t going to waste any time.

Not Giving Up Your Hobbies

He became a father, but he didn’t want to lose sight of his other passions. He loves to ride the unicycle.

keeping hobbies as a father
Photo Credit: Imgur
Photo Credit: Imgur

That means finding ways to incorporate your past life into your new one. Good job, Pops.

The Human Swing

Is this a candidate for the Dad of The Year award? It has to be in the running.

swinging the kid as a human swing
Photo Credit: BrainMcCoy / Reddit
Photo Credit: BrainMcCoy / Reddit

I can’t even imagine coming up with this idea, but I know she probably wanted to swing very badly.

Keeping The Peace

Here’s one way this dad learned how to keep the peace with his three young kids.

keeping the kids peaceful in the car
Photo Credit: shala458 / Reddit
Photo Credit: shala458 / Reddit

You can bet there is a lot of screaming and fighting involved when they’re in the backseat for long trips.

Mermaid Man… Is That You!?

As much as he loves his daughter, I don’t think he was very happy to put on this outfit for her.

mermaid man with his daughter
Photo Credit: taratorial / Reddit
Photo Credit: taratorial / Reddit

Sure, he did it for her, but what about his pride?

Games Are Still Important

There isn’t much that can get between a dad and his love of video games, and that includes kids.

playing the game and playing with the kids
Photo Credit: ducstarr07 / Reddit
Photo Credit: ducstarr07 / Reddit

This man came up with a brilliant way to entertain both of those needs.

Making Sure He’s Warm

Without a jacket nearby, this father had to come up with a way to keep his child warm.

warming the kid
Photo Credit: Instagram
Photo Credit: Instagram

You can say he handled that pretty well with this solution. What do you think?

Driving Around With The Daughter

The older you get, the more your joints start to hurt you. Judging by the way he’s sitting, I know his knees are in pain.

cool dad alert
Photo Credit: Derkin / Imgur
Photo Credit: Derkin / Imgur

It’s all for his little girl. If she’s happy, then he’s going to be satisfied.

Get On For The Ride!

If you’ve ever been to the airport, you know how chaotic it can get in there, especially if you’re running late.

airport walk with the lad
Photo Credit: MitchesBeCrazy / Reddit
Photo Credit: MitchesBeCrazy / Reddit

It seems like this father might be in a hurry, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a chauffeur.

“Told My Dad His Toast Could Only Be One Page”

It’s his son’s wedding, so what else would you expect. This is the boy he raised about to embark on a new life.

toast from dad was only one page
Photo Credit: emmanicole23 / Reddit
Photo Credit: emmanicole23 / Reddit

You can tell he was probably super emotional this day if that’s his speech.

First Time Making A Cake

It isn’t very easy getting creative in the kitchen. That goes for mom and dad.

first cake attempt by dad
Photo Credit: zeroXTC / Imgur
Photo Credit: zeroXTC / Imgur

This car cake isn’t that bad. If he ends up having to make more, he’ll eventually get better.

Dad Fail

Hey, at least his outfit is pretty cool. The others probably giggled at him all night long.

thought it was '60s party instead of 60th
Photo Credit: @sammiemccomb / Twitter
Photo Credit: @sammiemccomb / Twitter

When you’re younger, you usually don’t make mistakes like this. Here’s one perk of growing old as a dad.

Getting Your Son Off The Floor

I’m not sure if this kid asked to get picked up like this, or if this was the only way to get him up.

plunger the son off the ground
Photo Credit: BertoliB / Reddit
Photo Credit: BertoliB / Reddit

Either way, it’s pretty hilarious. You’ll find ways to get creative as a father when you’re parenting.

Quality Time With Your Son

Clearly, that kid doesn’t want to be at Home Depot with his father. He’d much rather look at his iPad.

bonding time with the son
Photo Credit: dad190 / Reddit
Photo Credit: dad190 / Reddit

That’s okay, any time together is good enough for bonding with the kids.

The Male Ursula

Much like the Mermaid Man from earlier, this father had to become the king of cosplay with his little girl.

cosplay with the daughter
Photo Credit: @thehairdad / Instagram
Photo Credit: @thehairdad / Instagram

It’s a great Ursula outfit! His daughter looks very happy.

Being A Dad Causes The Spins

Here’s an actual photo showing how hectic fatherhood can get. The kids love it, but what about dad?

head spin thanks to kids
Photo Credit: Shadrach451 / Reddit
Photo Credit: Shadrach451 / Reddit

I’m sure he enjoys it as well, but not as much as them!