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If Dads Obsessed Over Their Post-Baby Bodies Like Moms Do, It Might Look Like This

Hey, being a dad isn't all roses, either!

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In honor of Australian Father's Day, underwear company Bonds has put out a hilarious YouTube video called "Think of Fathers." In the clip, we see a group of dads wearing just their underwear.

"I just want my pre-baby body back," one dad wistfully admits. Another recalls how when his baby first came home from the hospital, he was up every few hours feeding...himself. "Pizza, cured meats, cake."

One of the fathers bemoans how unrealistic it is to look like the dads he sees in magazines. Like David Beckham, who was out running just a week after childbirth! With no top on! How did he do it?!

The dads lament how their wives look at men who don't have kids. And then, one asks the question on all of their minds: Would they give up their kids to get back their pre-baby bods?

Silence.

No! Of course they wouldn't, but it's clear that these dads have had a tough time learning to live with how parenthood has changed their physiques. Meanwhile, I can't stop laughing. Obviously this is a spoof of how women feel about their post-baby bodies. (Um, which legitimately, physiologically change during pregnancy and postpartum.)

But no one is denying the demands of parenthood take their toll on dads, too. Because they don't have as much time for themselves, either. I mean, my husband gets up at 5:00 a.m. every morning to go to work, then gets home late. Typically, he'll choose to spend time with our kids before they go to bed over working out, or else he'd never see them! And then, consider how tempting it is to eat the leftovers off their plates, that are still sitting near the sink. That "dad bod" can sneak up on you pretty quickly!

But unlike the dads in the video, my husband doesn't spend nearly as much time as I do obsessing over his post-baby bod. And if he did...oh man, I'm not sure I'd be able to keep a straight face!

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.