I'm still undecided about becoming a parent, but one thing's for sure -- people with multiple children definitely have my respect.
My mom is a single parent to four kids, and I honestly have no idea how she managed to raise us without going completely nuts. In addition to dealing with the terrors that we were, she worked a full-time job. Suffice it to say that she basically has the patience of a saint.
That said, being a mother or father comes with its difficulties even when you do have a partner to help you out. Simon Hooper can definitely relate, because he is the proud father of four girls. While he struggles with being the only man in his home, he has fun with it by posting hilarious photos on Instagram about life with five women.
While I'm sure Hooper would prefer sharing his bed only with his wife, he knows it is inevitable that their nine-year-old, six-year-old, and 10-month-old twin girls will take up all the space.
He's never on the sidelines when it comes to sister-on-sister warfare.
And he's definitely no stranger to last-minute requests for school costumes that his daughters absolutely need to wear the next morning.
Hooper likely gave up on the concept of personal space a long time ago.
Tantrums are just part of everyday life -- whether they're coming from his daughters or himself.
"I used to use my brain to solve global corporate wide problems. I now use it to calculate bulk buy discounts."
Unfortunately, he's right in the middle of learning (and cringing) about the wonders of puberty with his oldest.
Deciphering her emoji code isn't exactly easy, either.
However chaotic life may be with four daughters, though, there are some sweet moments that make him realize how blessed he is.
And despite all the frustration he must regularly face, something tells me that he wouldn't have his family any other way.
If these pictures brought a smile to your face or gave you a few laughs, there are plenty more where these came from on Instagram.