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Dad Hilariously Edits Wife's Baby Care Instructions

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

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A dad's hilarious take on his wife's baby care instructions is going 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 when his wife went out of town for two nights. (Was he trying to make her furious?)

Then, he asks questions that may have obvious answers to moms, but um, apparently not to dads. When she says, "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.

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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." Aww!

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 really is spot-on, but I'm also thinking, at least he read it! I've left instructions for my husband that I'm pretty sure ended up in the trash.

What do you think of this dad's edits?

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.