Oh, Dads, when will you learn?
Fathers are just trying to do their best by their kids, and sometimes it means that they make mistakes. Of course, everyone should be open and honest with their co-parent, but sometimes telling the full story is just guaranteed to make things worse. Dads of Reddit are owning up to their funniest parenting moments and sharing exactly what happened to make them convince their kids never to tell mom!
Sit back, and enjoy Reddit’s tales of fatherly mistakes with a side of TV dads who reminded us that fatherhood is a strange journey.
This is not a safe game…
Not dad but son, When I was about 5 years old I was playing hide and seek with my mom and dad, Dad would pick a spot for me to hide and mom would come looking. Dad decided mom would never find me if he opened the window and put me out onto the roof of the balcony a floor below us (3 story apartment house)
I brought my sons, 5 and 10, to Circus Circus in Las Vegas for a weekend. I lost the younger one for a full 5 minutes at one point. Scariest 5 minutes of my life, and mom never heard about it.
My mum went on a relaxing ‘ladies only’ holiday with her friends for two weeks when my brother and I were 5 and 8 respectively. Two hours after we waved goodbye to her at the airport my brother managed to drop an entire drawer on his foot and severe his entire little toe.
The doctors weren’t sure if they could save it but they succeeded. By the time mum got home my brother had a bandage around his toe and as far as he was concerned he’d just had an ‘owie’.
I don’t think she found out until about ten years later when my brother said, ‘hey remember when I almost lost my toe while mum was on holiday lol’ — that was a memorable family dinner to say the least.