Dad Hilariously Edits Wife's Baby Care Instructions

See why this dad's hilarious edits to his wife's baby care instructions went viral.

A dad's hilarious take on his wife's baby care instructions went viral after it was shared to Reddit.

For starters, this dad took it upon himself to edit some grammatical errors in the note he was left with when his wife went out of town for two nights. (Was he trying to make her furious?)

Then he asks questions that—when you think about it—are completely justified. To the instructions that direct to: "Apply diaper cream to butt," he wonders, "So do I take the diaper back off?"

There are certain instructions he isn't willing to follow, though. He asserts that instead of dressing his son in a warm onesie with feet, he'll choose "whatever he looks awesome in." Fair enough.

To help him prioritize the long instruction sheet, this dad stars one particularly long sentence, figuring it must be pretty important simply due to its length.

baby care instructions for dad

One bullet point instructs him the bottle warmer is already in the diaper bag. "Aha! Can't screw this one up," he comments.

Next to the line that reminds him to feed the fish he writes, "already died, R.I.P." Oh, no!

My favorite section is where he jots down FAQs:

  • When do I eat?
  • Where is the dog?
  • What do I eat?
  • How do I cook?
  • What if I don't make it?

He also adds his own schedule for the day his wife returns, writing he plans to "recover from being a single dad" and "seek appreciation and praise from the wife," among other items.

This note (and the annotations) certainly poke fun at the situation that many parents find themselves in when the parent who regularly takes on a bulk of the parenting duty leaves things to their partner. This dad certainly isn't the first parent to receive a list of instructions from their partner—and he certainly won't be the last.

The good news is that while it may be tempting to write out detailed instructions for your partner at home with the baby, odds are, they will do just fine without you. We all parent a little differently and fortunately for our kids, that's definitely a good thing.

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.

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