スコットランドに暮らす男性・リー(Lee)さんは、1児のパパ。デザイナーの妻・ヒラリー(Hilary)さんとの間に授かった愛娘のアヴァ(Ava)ちゃんとの愉快な日々を、インスタグラムにつづっています。

リーさんがテーマにしているのは、 “子育てあるある” 。

バスルームでヒゲをそっていたらトイレットペーパーで全身グルグル巻きの我が子に邪魔されるわ、部屋中シールだらけにするわ、おむつを引き出しから引っ張り出してバラまかれるわで、苦労のほどが伝わってくる写真ばかり……!

【大変なことは多いけど…】

だけどアヴァちゃんと一緒にいるリーさんの表情はとっても穏やかで、幸せそうで、愛情に満ち溢れているんです。「子育てって大変だけど、めちゃくちゃ楽しいよ!」という気持ちが全身から伝わってくるようで、自然と笑顔になれるんですよね。

【子育てに前向きになれる写真ばかりです】

幼い子供が家にいたら、独身時代のように静かに過ごすことができないでしょうし、予測できないこともたくさん起こるでしょう。

部屋いっぱいにオモチャが溢れるなかで、楽しそうなアヴァちゃんに、困ったような表情のリーさん。大量の洗濯物に押しつぶされそうになり、ひっくり返ってしまった妻のヒラリーさん。

状況だけ見ると「えらいこっちゃ」なのですが、リーさんの写真を見ていると、育児というものをポジティブにとらえられるような気がします。

【大きくなったとき喜ぶだろうなぁ】

フォトショップを活用することで、どこかファンタジックな印象に仕上げられているのも、リーさんの子育て写真の特徴。いつかアヴァちゃんが大きくなったとき、親子で写真を見返すのもまた、楽しいひとときなんでしょうね♪

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We all collected things as kids right? I was all about toy cars, wrestling figures, punishment forms from school & even those popple thingies too (I'm an 80s child!). The one thing that really captivated me & the rest of the schoolyard was the FIFA World Cup™ football stickers from @paniniukofficial Jeez, we were all completely obsessed! . So this year I thought it would be a good idea to give it a go again while getting Ava on board too. Have your kids started collecting anything, as the only thing she seems to collect is bunnies and sickness from nursery?! . I'm pretty certain, however, she overheard me say "It really bugs me when I stick the sticker in over the lines" then took it upon herself to push me to the edge of my tether by REALLY going outside the lines. It's not all bad. The living room did need a little spruce up & what better way than with all the international heroes! #GotGotNeed #PaniniStickers #Ad

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Hands up if you enjoy doing the laundry….? . That's a bit of a trick question isn't it? I mean who in their right minds would enjoy spending half the day looking for that odd sock, only to then realise it was never in the wash in the first place! Then you go ahead & wash that odd sock, but by the time it's washed, you forgot where the original one was! Honestly, socks are the bane of my life! I have a section in my drawer for odd socks, please say it's not just me? . Anyways, with the sheer volume of clothes that this one little tiny weenie person goes through & the amount of walking, crawling (yes, she's started to crawl again? what's that about?!) & unwanted climbing that Ava does, it's important that she can move freely & irritation-free in her clothes… Her MOUNTAIN of clothes!! Now with @neutral.skin's specially formulated detergent for sensitive skin – Neutral 0%, she has the freedom to be that tearaway toddler without her detergent stopping her – It's just me that stops her now! Seriously though, there's nothing worse than seeing her skin flare up so we really are trying all we can! . Oh yeah, Do you want to win a trio of Neutral 0% laundry care products. All you have to do is tag a friend and share your skin story in the comments below using the tags #NeutralSensitiveSkin #AllergyAwarenessWeek – good luck!! (T&Cs for the competition can be found on the Neutral 0% Facebook page or via this link https://goo.gl/BENQve ) #neutralsensitiveskin #ad #allergyawarenessweek . . . . ** Shot inspired by the amazing @kweilz **

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Somebody obviously got a little bit jealous with my proposed submission into the #BRICKLIVEchallenge. Before you ask what this challenge is, I'm going to tell you – It's about making the coolest, most amazing thing you can with as many or as little bricks as possible. I obviously would have won if it wasn't for this little shhhhiii… sugar plum ;) . Nevertheless, the top 3 winners (which would have included me!!) will get VIP Family tickets to the BRICKLIVE Glasgow event in July (for once, something cool in Scotland eh?!) Not only that, they'll also get their creation displayed alongside the professionals! (before you ask, I'm not a professional… no seriously, I'm not..). . So get building, get tagging and let's see if you're lego skills are anywhere near mine! #BRICKLIVE #Lego #ad

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Just like that our well-loved trip is now just a distant memory. We’re now faced with the thought of laundry, ironing & dealing with an increasingly wriggly baby who manages to squirm her way into the most obscure places (she actually got her bum lodged under the couch yesterday – no really!) 🐒 . Some may think these jobs are stereotypically mummy’s but not in our household. I’m the one who usually cooks & cleans while mummy’s the one who puts up shelves & deals with the lovely little ‘presents’ our delightful cats leave on our doorsteps (honestly, I just can’t deal with it..🤢) . I guess some may say I’m #themoderndad but to be honest, my idea of a modern dad is someone who does everything to be the BEST dad. Someone who’s not afraid to slap stereotypes in the face & someone who’s not afraid to admit that they like dressing their daughter up 😉 . To help celebrate all those modern dads out there (Including me 😉) I have teamed up with the good folks at @etsyuk to help spread the word about their #themoderndad competition. To stand a chance of winning £1000 of Etsy vouchers, simply tag a photo with #themoderndad & follow/tag @etsyuk. Head over to their blog for more info! (and to see me and Ava!!!) #TheModernDad #ad

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