Никаких «розовых очков» и масса позитива – так можно охарактеризовать Instagram-аккаунт Саймона Хупера, также известного, как «папа четырех дочек». В своем блоге мужчина рассказывает о прелестях и сложностях отцовства в легкой и ненавязчивой форме. Его фото-истории пронизаны юмором и искренней любовью к своим малышкам.
As sun sets on the summer of 2017 & the return to school looms around the corner, @mother_of_daughters & I find ourselves spending the evening removing toys & illegally stashed snacks from child-prepared school bags while sipping wine in a muted celebration. We’ve somehow managed to negotiate our way through another busy summer & although its been great to have everyone together, I think we’re all be breathing a quiet sigh of relief when we get back some personal space & some kind of structure to our lives, which we secretly all crave. Looking back over the last 6 weeks, it’s the not the holidays I remember most fondly, it’s actually this moment — all 4 sisters playing in the garden together on 1 of those increasingly rare sunny days, the warm air carrying high pitched laughter off on the breeze along with possibly the simplest child distraction device ever invented — bubbles — I truly hope they remember these moments, as this is what childhood should be about — Not losing your mind to a screen. Deep breath, school run awaits in the morning! #cravingstructure #backtoreality #summerholidays #bubbles #byesummer #childhoodmemories #sisters #fod #FatherofDaughters #dadlife #soppyoldthing #instadad
Саймон – счастливый муж и отец четырех девочек, две из которых – близняшки. Его инстаграм набирает популярность с каждым днем, и уже сейчас за страницей многодетного папы следят более 700 тысяч человек.
No, its not a toy refugee camp for those fleeing hardish under the twins regime, or the end of a teenie boppers music festival, or a scaled down ‘occupy’ protest — it is in fact my garden. Day 1 without @mother_of_daughters & i strategically steered everyone outside to minimise mess. The girls erected 4 tents and, much like migrating birds, all of their belonging travelled the monumental distance from the cool climbs of the house to the warmth of the outdoors. As I watched armful after armful of clothing, colouring books, bedding, food & electronics rush past me like flood water, I muttered — «remember, you’re clearing this up!» — It was said with such little conviction that I didn’t even believe it. Sure enough Ive just finished bring it all in again. Now where’s that prosecco we were saving for a special occasion…..I’m celebrating as they’re all in bed! #occupymygarden #wheresallmyfoodgone #mygirls #soloparenting #toyrefugeecamp #FOD #instadad #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #sansMoD
«В принципе, я живу в этом отделе»
Многодетный папа отлично знает весь ассортимент подгузников и может сориентировать любого «новичка», который впервые попал в детский магазин. Помимо того, что мужчина «случит» таксистом, стилистом, «человеком для лазания», банкиром и папой своим четырем малышкам, он еще успевает работать директором по международным операциям в консалтинговой фирме.
Another monday, another last minute rush to the shops to avoid the armageddon I.e running out of nappies, wipes & baby crack (milk) for the addicts. I basically live in this aisle of the supermarket now. New parents seem to gravitate to me as an «experienced parent» (i.e. the tired looking guy shivering in the corner) and ask «do you know where so and so is please?» My reponse — «Sure 3rd shelf, half way down on the left hand side, buy 3 & get a discount,although you want to use that in combination with blah blah blah.» I’m like a walking encyclopaedia of baby product info. I used to use my brain to solve global corporate wide problems. I now use it to calculate bulk buy discounts. #ishouldgetanamebadge #bogofking #iliveherenojoke #dadbrain #lifeinthefastlane #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad
Саймон с юмором описывает все нюансы воспитания детей. Курьезные и совсем не смешные ситуации он преподносит легко и понятно каждому: «Я веду этот Instagram, чтобы показать реальную жизнь с четырьмя детьми» — подписал одно из фото мужчина.
I wasn’t there, but after this morning, I’m pretty sure this is exactly how the product design meeting went at sudocrem when they first brought the product out: ‘Ok guys, i think we can all agree, we can be pretty proud as we have a great product here that all parents will use to protect their kids cherub-like arses, but we don’t want to make their lives too easy as we all know they already have way too much time on their hands, so let’s brainstorm some ideas to make it more of a hassle than it should be. Doug, got something to say?’ ‘Yes John, how about we stick a red label on it so children gravitate towards it.’ ‘Great! I like your blue sky thinking. Any others?’ ‘Yes, let’s make the lid easy for toddlers to open, forget screw caps, just a good pull would do the job.’ ‘Excellent stuff. But we need more. Anne, your go.’ ‘Ok, how about making the tub opening just the right size for kids to put their entire hand in’. ‘Genius. Now we’re cooking on gas. Any others?’ ‘we should make it absolutely impossible to get off clothes, carpets & fabrics in general’. ‘Bob, you’ve hit the jackpot. Take the rest of the day off and go hit the spa.’ #bobshouldbeshot #givedougconcreteswimmingshoes #annecantakealongwalkoffashortpier #sudocreamproductplanningmeeting #myimagination #itsnotfacecream #twins #Fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad #dadlife #FOD
Цитаты Саймона Хупера
«Пойдемте гулять по лесу: будет здорово выйти из дома» — мы все пожалели об этих словах, когда спустя 40 минут каждый из нас стал на 5 кг тяжелее, из-за промокшей насквозь одежды. <…> Я уверен, это будет одна из семейных историй, которую мы будем рассказывать в ближайшие годы»
After a morning of ferrying kids around to & from sports clubs, we hunkered down at home until the cabin fever took grip & the need to breath air that wasn’t heavily laden with the stale stench dirty nappies became essential. «Let’s go for a walk in the woods, It’ll be good to get out» are the words that we all cursed as we returned 40 minutes later, each 5kgs heavier than we left thanks to our drenched clothes. Just our luck to get absolutely dumped on after 10 minutes of walking, only for the sun to peak round the clouds & shine its smug git face down us as soon as we’d got the now, gill-having, kids home. As you can see, the family trip out went a down like a cold sick sandwhich. Oh well, i’m sure it will be one of those family stories we’ll tell in years to come. And yes, I’m painfully aware I could be a double for the emperor from Starwars in this picture. The force was particularly weak with me today! #cometothedarkside #usetheforceFOD #smuggitsun #byethensummer #5kgsofwaterdrenchedclotheseachplease #Fatherofdaughters #fod #instadad #dadlife
«Я один такой, или все мужчины могут спать на 8ми дюймовом расстоянии от края кровати? Не важно, какого размера кровать и сколько человек на ней – я всегда оказываюсь в «мужской зоне». Я привык спать на этой ограниченной территории так аккуратно, что мне кажется, если я усну на заборе, то не упаду с него»
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
«Как многие любезно отмечают, у меня нет сына (эти люди очень наблюдательны). Но в моей жизни есть 5 замечательных женщин, которых я люблю больше всего на свете, даже сильнее чем стейки и чипсы (а это кое-что значит!). Но было бы неплохо знать, что в семье есть еще кто-то моей гендерной принадлежности (дословно: по мою сторону гендерного забора»), особенно во время крупных спортивных событий. Поэтому я с особой гордостью представляю вам новейшего члена нашей семьи – моего «сынозаменителя» — Гилберта-регбийного мяча. (можете заметить как обеспокоена Клейми выбором имени и перспективой видеть так много регби по ТВ). Я буду обнимать этот мяч во время игр Lions в Новой Зеландии»
As many people have kindly pointed out, I don’t have a son — Good observation skills. I do however have 5 amazing women in my life who I love more than steak & chips (and that’s saying something!) but, it would be nice to have someone on my side of the gender fence, especially when it comes to big sports events. Therefore, it’s with great pride I introduce to you our newest family member — my substitute son — Gilbert the rugby ball (as you can see, Clemmie is thrilled both with the name & at the prospect of so much rugby on TV) He’ll be in my arms for the duration of the Lions rugby tour of New Zealand. Making time to watch the games is special to me, after all, we produce babies on a more frequent basis than the Lions tours come around, so I’m partnering with @Dove_Men to help educate the girls about the beautiful game that I’ve played since I was 6 & to get the family to #scrumtogether and get involved — after all, we’ll all be up well before the games start in 8.35am! #finallyason #yesiknowhesaball #mystillsundaycompetition #NZrugby #lionsNZ2017 #nowaywasiallowedtogotoNZ #thetwinswillbeprops #rugbyforlife #fod #Fatherofdaughters #ad #dadlife #instadad
Несмотря на все трудности, Саймон действительно счастлив и любит свою большую семью, в которой он единственный мужчина. А мы искренне надеемся, что этот потрясающий папа продолжит радовать яркими и забавными фотографиями в своем профиле.
«Make sure they’ve eaten, are washed & brush their teeth, tidy their rooms, read & are in bed on time. Please don’t mess this up as I’m really tired and don’t want stress tomorrow» — these were the words clemmie uttered to me this evening as she vanished in a flash of metallic fabric, leather & gold jewelry as she pranced out the door to go & converse /be merry with other childless adults. My response — «Sure, now go have fun — I’ve got this». What have we actually accomplished — we ate, we got the twins down, then we pissed around in large boxes for 90 mins. I’m a dead man walking. #productiveevening #thinkinginsidethebox #deadmanwalking #parenting #boxingisnotaviolebtsport #FOD #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad
This evening I was drying Marnie’s hair (after giving her strict instructions not to get it wet) & I could see the gears grinding away in her mind. Her brain was obviously simmering away until she started to boil over & blurted out «daddy what’s it like to have a willy? Isn’t it always in the way?» — This isn’t my 1st time at this particular rodeo — «No, I’ve always had it so I’m used to it». «So why do hide it when I come into the bathroom, is it embarrassing? is it anything to do with peanuts?» I guess it’s just intriguing as I’m the only guy in the house, so my body is source of much hilarity — there’s nothing quite like the confidence building experience of have 5 girls laughing at you as you come out the shower. After considering my response, I decided a blast of hot air in the mouth was the best solution for this particular line of questioning. #onlyboyinthehouse #questionedbyakid #illjustscrapemyconfidenceofthefloor #bodyblow #FOD #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad
@mother_of_daughters is out this evening getting yet another ear piercing (if she gets any more, I’ll be able to see through her) so I’ve got all 4. Like any manager worth his pay grade, I delegated & I left Marnie in charge of the 2 delinquents while I made bottles. I returned to the twins drowning animals in the toilet & dispensing of, what transpired to be, the last toilet roll in the house. Unsurprizingly, like my pay check after 10 days, the 6 yr old had vanished without a trace. If you don’t hear from me tomorrow it’s because i died on a wet bathroom floor due to getting my arm stuck round the U bend while retrieving a plastic squeaky cow and my dignity. What a way to go. #atleasthedieddoingwhatheloved #toilettombola #baddelegation #myselfrespectisintheresomewheretoo #FOD #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad
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
Kids go through 100’s of taster sessions & classes to discover a hobby or sport they love. It’s just part of growing up, but it results in us parents fitted the bill for metric tonnes of uniforms, outfits & other paraphernalia that inevitably gets shoved into solitary confinement (a cupboard) to be wiped from our minds (along with the forgotten Xmas presents & odd shoes/socks) when they pack it in after just 6 weeks. My eldest ploughed through swimming, karate, gym, street dance, ballet, steel drums & now tennis. Marnie however came into this world knowing she was a gymnast — I’m sure she has some invertebrate blood in her or at least bones made of 90% gelatin as she contorts her body like a drunk tequila worm that’s tied itself in knots. She’s been flipping, splitting & springing like a richocheting bullet all over the house, leaving a wake of destruction behind her, in prep for her return to gym & in the process must have popped out a couple of vertabae that rolled under the sofa never to be seen again, as she can now cover her own eyes with her feet like a sort of human origami. I on the other hand, have a back made of pig iron that periodically just gives up, leaving me as helpful as a pool of melted snow. This is genuinely as far as I could get. #humanorigarmi #buythekitthentheyquit #guessimnota7yroldgirlanymore #gelatinbones #thatspainnotlaughter #peakaboowithyourfeet #needakitiveprobablygotit #FatherofDaughters #dadlife #instadad #fod
If the summer holidays were a person, they’d have alot to answer for. In fact they’d have been called in for questioning & probably locked up for multiple life sentences by now as they get used a scapegoat for anything & everything by the kids. «But it’s the summer holiday» is a sentence that rings around our house like an echo designed to make your brain dribble out your ears. It’s responsible for: staying up way too late ✔️dinning on a sugary cereals any time between 8am & 7pm✔️ watching previously banned crap on TV ✔️having more biscuits in the house that a mcvities distribution centre ✔️getting away with behaviour that would send family phychologists into early retirement ✔️ random food items inserted into food shop with the stealth of ninja in kashmere socks ✔️ . Oh well, only 3 weeks to go. To top it all, When we got home, I locked eyes with Ottie who then immediately filled her undergarments without so much as a wince. It was then I realised I’d left 62 neatly packed unused nappies in the supermarket by the checkout. I’d forgotten them as I was being hassled for magazines and shopkins. Guess where I’m going now…..more nappies. #summerholidayshavealottoanswerfor #schoolholidays #3wkstogo #imgoingtostartsayingit #sugarhypedkids #dadlife #instadad #FatherofDaughters #fod
Day 2: we’ve only have 2 heart in mouth moments today which for us is a low blood pressure day. 1st Delilah disappeared in the main square at @martinhal. Suddenly my brain turned to porridge while my heart stopped -im sure I was actually clinically dead for 2 seconds — I couldn’t remember what she was wearing, her name or when I’d last seen her. Of course I needn’t have worried — she was mine sweeping the dregs of a half empty spirit on someone else’s table. The 2nd was when we thought we’d have to leave our untouched adult drinks on the table at the end of dinner (we forced ourselves to leave due to the carnage we have reigned down on the buffet), only to be asked if we wanted a paper cup & lid to transport it home in -a doggy bag for booze — They just kinda get family life here! #disguisedbeeristhebestbeer #minesweepingtoddler #theresbeerin’ere #cantdescribemyownkids # #yesitswindy #FatherofDaughters #fod #hoopersontour #fod #dadlife @destinologyholidays #martinhal #destinology #luxuryholidays @destinologyholidays #familyholidays #californiaofEurope #portugal #sagres #algarve #instadad