The Crazy Things That Happen When Dad Takes Care of the Kids (PHOTOS)

kids shaving creamOne of life's eternal questions is this: Why is it that when dads are left in charge of the kids all hell breaks loose? We don't know the answer to that. Though if we tried to guess, we'd say that dear old dad is scheming (even if it's subconsciously) not to be left alone with the kids again. Like ever. We say this because when dad's in charge, sunscreen doesn't get put on, baths aren't taken, bedtimes become nonexistent, kids are dropped off at violin lessons (without violins), you get the gist.

These 9 moms certainly know what we're talking about. Look at the what went down when they left dad in charge. (Can you believe #8?!)

What's the worst thing that happened when you left the kids alone with dad?

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Snapp... SnappleQueen

I'm sorry that these women were dumb enough to marry and procreate with irresponsible men. However, most women have the self-respect to reproduce with responsible men so please don't suggest that most dads are like this because they're not. And if you hitched your wagon to an irresponsible man then it's really your own fault that you find yourself living in this situation but don't assume most dads are like that. 

Lucki... Luckicharmz

I can honestly say I don't know a single father who is that uhm.....irresponsible....wreckless....careless.....there's a lot of words that come to mind.


My husband takes the kids outside to play, does board games, cooks, cleans, the whole 9 yards. If you have to panic about leaving him alone with your children while you're away then you've got a problem.

Mark Cox

because men are stooooooopid...stir being stir

iicar... iicarmerin

Calm down people, this was meant to be funny. I agree with the author dad's do things differently then moms, these things are more likely to happen when dad's in charge.

Rando... Randomlady

the message I got from this post is that dad's are more fun, I don't see why everyone else's panties are riding so high today. This was indeed a funny post, I enjoyed it.

nonmember avatar jenna

Why are you ladies so God awful? do you hate men? if yiu have nothing nice to say dont say anything at all. my gosh you people are just judgemental and mean.

Snapp... SnappleQueen

@iicarmerin - If an article were posted about how anal retentive and overprotective mothers are and that's why they're lousy parents you'd be screaming as would most women on this site. But, if the post attacks men as lousy parents, well that's ok because it was funny. Ha. Ha.

nonmember avatar Lola

Uh. None of these things happen when my husband watches our daughter? I also fail to believe these would only happen with a father. There are plenty women on cafe mom this irresponsible.

IWant... IWantOneMorePlz

My kids did #5 to my cat-while I was home!  That poor thing has had barrettes in his fur, sunglasses put on him, and his feet have been painted blue (watercolor)!  


These are kind of funny.  Not everyone is perfect.

Kimberley Galloway Reid

Most moms just need to chill out. You complain because Dad doesn't help but when he does, you complain about HOW he helps. In most cases, he just didn't do it like YOU would do it. I'm thirty years into this parenting thing and let me tell you, every parent has their own way of doing things. Give Dad the confidence to muddle through it just like you do. Worst thing ever? He gave the kids bran muffins (six each) when we had two in CLOTH diapers. He just wanted them to be quiet and eat breakfast. They were fine and VERY regular for days.

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