Father’s Day is coming up, and there’s no better time to honor (and tease) all the dads in our lives who rile the kids up right before bedtime, who sneak them extra candy after Mom says no, and who disappear in the bathroom for hours on end. But in all honesty, it’s also the best time to show appreciation for the hard-working, caring father figures in our lives who make our kids feel safe, loved, and teach them how to land a really good punchline to a corny joke.
Whether it’s your kids’ dad, your own dad, or a doting grandpa willing to Nerf war in your basement, we’re grateful for all of them. It’s because they are so loving and fun and willing to play catch even if they’re exhausted after a long day at work that we’re able to forgive them for those bedtime tickle fights that keep the kids up too late.
And plus, the sound of the kids’ laughter from upstairs really is music to our ears anyway.
Happy Father’s Day, dads! Here are some tweets that celebrate all things dad.
The first thing my 6yo does each morning is give me a hug, and say “I love you, daddy.” Every morning. She never misses it. And honestly, I’ve been a dad long enough to know this won’t last forever, but until it stops, I must say, it’s the absolute best way to start the day.
— No Idea: Daddy Blog (@byclintedwards) April 8, 2021
love when your 7-year-old falls asleep in the car late at night, sometimes u can carry him inside to bed and even tho he feels big, while he’s sleeping in your arms, he’ll sometimes reach up and rub his face like he did when he was a baby and for just a moment u can see the past
— Andrew Knott (@aknott21) May 31, 2021
We were watching a movie and my daughter’s got into an argument over who got to sit next to me. Eventually they realized I could sit between them, so we watched, one on each side, and they called it a “snuggle sandwich.” Moments like this make parenting absolutely wonderful.
— No Idea: Daddy Blog (@byclintedwards) June 5, 2021
They may try to act all tough, but dads are just big old softies at heart.
Forget sleeping like a baby, I’d much rather sleep like a dad
— Real Life Mommy (@reallifemommy3) April 1, 2021
Seriously. How do they do it?!
After my husband told him he was just going to the bathroom real quick and he'd come right back my Three Year Old chased after him screeching, "NOOOOOOOOO YOU NEVER DO!!!! so 2021 is actually going pretty well so far.
— My Life Is The Pitts Family (@LifePitts) January 3, 2021
Haha, the kids are on to you, Dad.
6 year old: “You know who my favorite person in this family is? Daddy.”
— Becca Carnahan (@with_love_becca) March 27, 2021
Um, hi! I PUSHED YOU OUT OF MY BODY, BUT WHATEVER. (Kidding. We love how much you love your dad. xo)
I like how my dad can’t hear me when I’m telling him a story sitting next to him on the couch but he can hear the click of the thermostat being turned up from three rooms away
— Lord Hugh Mungus (@PoodleSnarf) March 15, 2021
Dads are good at selective hearing… and selective snuggling.
Establish dominance by introducing yourself as “the cool dad” whenever your teens have friends over
— The Nefarious A-Aron (@deeprocktees) May 24, 2021
I busted my husband using the dog clicker to train the children, and now I have to acknowledge his brilliance
— Real Life Mommy (@reallifemommy3) December 31, 2020
This morning my 4yo barfed in the sink and gave me a thumbs up, so I think that means he's ok?
— Kevin The Dad (@kevinthedad) June 9, 2021
They may not always look like it, but they know what they’re doing.
Everytime a child makes a dad joke, a Home Depot stud finder beeps
— Vinod Chhaproo (@Chhapiness) June 7, 2021
Maybe I will get a $100 gift card to Lowe’s for Father’s Day so I can buy 1 sheet of plywood.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) June 9, 2021
Every time I have a kid my dad powers increase and my sneezes get louder. I feel like thanos collecting the infinity stones
— Average Dad (@Average_Dad1) May 28, 2021
I mean, this wouldn’t be a dad-tweet round up without Lowe’s jokes, Home Depot jokes, and superhero references, right?
My one year old daughter is obsessed with Baby Shark. All day. Every day. And there’s only one way to fix this. pic.twitter.com/g2wmRuAe6X
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 25, 2021
Teaching my son the alphabet and he sort of stumbles through it, gets one or two letters right and then has the audacity at the end to say “now I know my ABC, next time won’t you sing with me”. Buddy, I can’t sing with you. You freestyle the entire thing
— The Dad (@thedad) June 10, 2021
One time we were in the car talking about the spelling of names in our family… My dad goes, "well, your name starts with a C." My name is Kaitlin… With a K… HE NAMED ME!!! 😂😂😂#DadQuotes
— Kaitlin (@KaitlinLSwanson) June 12, 2019
The ultimate dad stories are the ones where they successfully troll their own kids.
My husband stepped on a LEGO and said “Ugh, that’s childbirth pain!”
So guess who gets the bed to herself tonight…
— Satirical Mommy (@SatiricalMommy) September 10, 2020
[going to vasectomy consult]
Me: Thanks for doing this. I’m so glad you’re taking on the birth control after I pushed your babies from my body.
Husband: I mean, I pushed them out of my body too.
Me: GIVE ME THE CLIPPERS.
— Julie Burton (@ksujulie) October 24, 2018
And then sometimes they try “dad jokes” that just make us breathe fire and say bad words. Still love you though! But NO.
Getting ready to go on vacation, my dad asked if he needed to leave his laptop open so it could capture all of his emails… #DadQuotes
— Amy M (@RussianthruLife) June 12, 2019
The official start of summer is when dads switch from New Balance to Crocs
— The Dad (@thedad) June 4, 2021
You’re still cool in our book, Dad. Even if you wear Crocs and don’t understand email.
My son just told me that he Googled my name and all my work popped up and he was proud. He then told all his friends his dad is a writer and has podcasts and I’m not tearing up at all so shut up
— Chris Illuminati (@chrisilluminati) November 11, 2020
Last night my dad stopped by in my dreams. He hugged me so tight and I hugged him back and sobbed. It’s been three years since I hugged him. I miss him so much.
— ThisOneSays (@ThisOneSayz) August 17, 2020
Dads really are the best, so make sure they feel loved and appreciated on Father’s Day, and every day—even if they spend an hour pooping and leave their dirty socks in the living room. Father’s Day is the day to shower them with Home Depot gift cards, endless dad jokes, and don’t forget the hand-made notes from the kids that make them tear up. (Nothing’s better than making Dad cry, amiright?)
Because for all the times we tease Grandpa for not understanding technology, or our husbands for keeping the kids up too late or scheduling “mandatory” golf dates for work, or the other father figures in our lives for all the things they do that drive us bananas, the truth is, we love them dearly and so do our kids.
So here’s to the dads. You rock.