インスタグラムで「Father Of Daughters(娘たちの父)」というアカウント名を持つサイモン・フーパーさんは、なんと4人の娘の父親。しかも中には、双子ちゃんもいるう!

上から9歳、6歳、そして1番下の双子の娘は10カ月。やんちゃな娘たちを妻のクレミーさんとともに育てる姿が日々更新されているインスタグラムは、フォロワー数44万6000人超えを誇る人気となっているようなんです。

【パパ、毎日頑張ってます!】

クレミーさんは助産婦、作家、ブロガーとして活躍するパワフルなママ。旦那さんの手助けなしではとても4人の娘を育てることはできないと思うのですが、サイモンさんのインスタグラムをひと目見れば、そんな心配は無用であることがよくわかります。

why is it that as soon as I come through the front door, I'm immediately forced to strap on my 'parenting UN' flack jacket & hard hat and dive into conflict resolution mode? Anya and Marnie are locked in a long, drawn out battle over the disputed lands of the sofa, the sovereignty of the blanket and who has rightful ownership of the much sort after SKY remote control. Sanctions are put in place to relieve the tension but both sides are showing little willingness to back down. The situation escalates – heated worded, threats to hostages safety (soft toys, clothing, sweets). The result – the TV going off and remote is hidden (in the cutlery draw). During all this Ottie played the role of Switzerland and didn't get involved. Ban Ki-moon could learn a thing or two from me. #wheredoyouhideyourremote #UNparenting #whyamialwaysinthemiddle #familyconflictresolution #adadsworkisneverdone #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad

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【娘たちとの日々にほっこり】

・ハードながらも楽しそう

4人の娘を全員背中に乗せてお馬さんごっこを楽しんだり(辛そうだけど)、上の娘2人にお化粧されたり(こっちはちょっと楽しそう)、下の娘2人に同時にご飯を食べさせたり、さらには姉妹による大ゲンカを仲裁したりと、日々育児に奮闘。

The cornerstone of any dad's role is the old horse / pig ride but I'm starting to feel more like a mid sized family car with all 4 my girls aboard. Without me really realising, these rides have evolved from what was a cheap fair ground attraction to entertain kids into an in-house Uber service for children who's legs no longer seem to work from lack of use. They've also taken to now simply calling me 'pig' and steer me by the twisting of my ears. on top of that, I have to point out imaginary land marks as we go from room to room and if the guided tour isn't up to scratch, someone will inevitably try and pull my trousers down while I'm in this vulnerable position – usually it'll be @mother_of_daughters. Am I being bullied? I'm genuinely not sure #the4thatbrokethecamelsback #aremygirlsbullyingme #inhouseuber #luckyivegotagoodass #fatherofdaughters #FOD #instadad #dadlife

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Sometimes as a #fatherofdaughters you have to put your testosterone to one side, give in and let girls be girls. So what do you get if you cross bored girls who love makeovers / playing with out of date make up they retrieve from @mother_of_daughters bin & a tired dad who'll say yes to anything to make them happy / quieter? I introduce you to my drag queen half brother, Simone. You can find him performing cabaret in soho every Thursday. Of course, they then thought it was hilarious to hide the make up remover – Oh, how I laughed. When clemmie saw me, she just shook her head and walked off….. #reallybringsoutmyeyes #whyblueeyebrows #anythingformygirls #snogmarryavoid? #privateshowswillcostyou #FOD #dadlife #instadad

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・性教育も任せとけ!?

ある時には、長女の性教育にも付き合ったというサイモンさん。男性の意見を聞きたいからと、あえてママがいない夜を選んだという長女とサイモンさんの間で交わされた会話はこんな感じ。

長女「パパはコンドームを付ける?」
パパ「付けるよ」
長女「それなのになぜ、たくさん子供がいるの? ママとは3度以上、そういうことをしたってこと?」
パパ「もっと多いかも……9回か10回くらいかな」(娘に “性に狂ってる” という印象を与えたくなかったらしい)

This week my eldest has been doing sex education at school. Shes very mature about it & having a midwife as a mum, they know a lot more than your average kid, no 'front bottoms' or 'nunnys' in this house, it's strictly a 'vagina' affair (which coincidently would be a great title for a drama series on TV) That said, she's chosen tonight (when @mother_of_daughters is away) to ask questions about men which makes me feel like an embarrassed child, but i promised to tell her the truth. My personal favourites – "do you wear a condom daddy?" Me – "Yes". Then why do you have so many children? Touchè. "Have you and mummy had sex more than 3 times?" I laughed proudly – "Way more……like at least 9 or 10 times" ( I didn't want to come across as a sex crazied maniac). #sexeducation #shestheadultimthechild #sheknowsmorethanme #dontaskaboutmasturbationorilldie #ivedoneitloads #fatherofdaughters #instadad #dadlife #parenting

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長女、ツッコむね! そしてパパもきちんと答えているところが素晴らしいっ。サイモンさんいわく、クレミーさんが助産婦さんということもあって、長女は性教育に関してとても成熟しているんですって。

【娘が4人いてもラブラブです♪】

パパとママが一緒になって塗り絵を手伝ったりと夫婦の協力体制もばっちりなようで、クレミーさんの誕生日には2人きりでディナーデートに出かけるなど、ラブラブアツアツな夫婦仲も羨ましいっ。

とっても絵になる家族、サイモンファミリーのハッピーライフをのぞいてみたいというあなたは、サイモンさんのインスタグラムをチェック。クレミーさんもインスタグラムを更新しているので、こちらも合わせてみると、男女両方の視点から楽しむことができて、得した気分になれますよ♪

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▼素敵な家族だなぁ

Clemmies been away on a well deserved break & after walking in her shoes for a couple of days with all 4 girls, I feel the need to give a shout-out to all the mums. To the single mums, the working mums, stay at home mums & every other type there is. The mums who grew, feed & lugged around a baby & gave birth whatever way you did it, who do the night feeds next to snoring men and change more nappies than there are combinations to winning the lottery. To the mums who pound the pavement with a buggy on cold days & attend the happy clappy classes when you feel like shit. The mums who do the school run, who sign permission slips and wait endlessly for their kids. To the mums who prepare food, whether it's a pouch or Michelin starred with little gratitude from their offspring. To the mums who struggle to squeeze a shower in and drink cold tea. The mums who buy the kids clothes and organise the family calendar. To the mums who just get on with it, despite being over tired and under appreciated – You are amazing. I don't know how you do it day in, day out & you should be proud. Tag someone who needs to hear this today. #mumappreciationsociety #youshouldbepaidmore #sometimesyoujustneedtohearittorealiseit # #FOD #fatherofdaughter #instadad #dadlife

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Having come home and been on the receiving end of an ear bashing from @mother_of_daughters for….wait for it…..going to the toilet before I helped with the twins bathtime (!) we got them down & all set to work on Marnies new food floor poster. Nausea came over me and my inner artist slowly pulled out his eyes at the sight of pen marks outside the lines, random coloured fruit (no a bananna CANNOT be blue and yellow strips) and the confusion between tomatoes & apples. They even coloured in the white I left deliberately as light reflection. If they'd just let me do it, it would be perfect, but that's not the point I guess. be creative, just inside the lines before I have to eat my own hands to stop myself complaining! #thisreallyshouldntbotherme #whycantijustletitgo #myposterwillbeamazing #girls #colouringin #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #FOD #instadad

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Someone call crime watch! I took this picture of a guy getting mugged in broad day light today. The 2 confidence tricksters are known in the local area and ply their trade by pretending to love their victims and then, when their guard is down, scratching their faces to pieces, pulling their hair and dribbling on them until they are given milk or rice cakes. The suspects are described as looking exactly the same, to the degree that their father cant tell them apart. They are around 2.5 ft tall, talk with a strange accent and are incredibly cute. Some previous victims had said they smell like a childrens play centre toilets but that has yet to be confirmed. #muggedbybabies #twins #parentinginjuries #thelmaandlouiseinthemaking #callcrimewatch #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad

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I regularly find the twins half way up the stairs, smiling / squeaking, on their way up to the promised land of the big girls bedrooms – the allure of small unguarded objects that fit conveniently in the mouth is too much to resist. So what do you do when you have a too many stairs, not enough stair gates & twins that love climbing? Welcome to the dark & murky underworld of baby staircase racing. simple rules – take 2 genetically identical babies in prime physical condition (i.e. no overloaded nappies) & let them battle it out. No encouraging with food, No blocking, No pulling hair. Delilah has the edge at the moment & is filling the older girls piggy banks with winnings whilst I'm down £7 – Ottie is killing me – i should've known better than to back old stubby legs. Note: Safety professionals are on hand at all times & are trained to give out quiet encouragement & hugs. it's a nice sport really. #indoorfamilysports #illegalbabyracing #welcometotheunderworld #nevergoforlongodds #ottieneedscrossfit #FOD #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad

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I seem to forget to feed myself sometimes. I can get to 5pm and realise I've had nothing other than a cup of tea that's been microwaved 5 times and has a skin on it that's thicker than I feel after watching a documentary of dark matter. The twins, on the other hand, get 3 square meals a day spooned directly into their mouths. I tried crouching between them in the hope @mother_of_daughters would feed me too (FYI I don't have tiny arms) although I was rumbled by Delilah who kicked up a fuss. They have absolutely zero loyalty or compassion for me. Get between these girls & their food and you may just lose a finger. #noidonthavetinyarms #foodoverfathers #arewefeeders #theydontsharefood #nowonderimlosingweight #microwavetea #fatherofdaughters #instadad #dadlife

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Is it only me or do all men learn to sleep on an 8 inch strip at the edge of the bed? Irrespective of the size of the bed, or how many people are in it, I always find myself relegated to the 'man zone'. I've become so used to sleeping on this limited area of bed real estate, that I'm confident that I could sleep on top of a wall & not fall off. On the other side of the bed (the promised land), @mother_of_daughters sleeps like a star fish all night long, kneeing me in the back and generally complains about me coming to bed too late, being too cold or my foot encroaching onto her territory. At least the bed's nice and warm, even if the reception isn't sometimes! I hope that next Sunday, on #NationalLieInDay, I'll not only gain another hour in bed, but more space – but it's doubtful ! If you want to regain that hour (and some space for that matter) click in the link in my bio, loads of great prizes to be won @SimbaSleep #bedrealestate #livingontheedge #girls #twins #daughters #therestoomanygirls #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad #gopro

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