Why THIS Guy Is The Funniest Dad on Twitter
His name is James Breakwell, but most people know him simply as Exploding Unicorn, one of the funniest dads on Twitter. I have actually been following him for quite some time, and find his tweets hilariously relatable; it would seem his 742,000-plus followers agree.
Breakwell is a dad of four girls ages 6 and younger, which he uses as inspiration for his daily tweets. Here's a recent example of what you might see if you follow the Exploding Unicorn account:
- RELATED: Parents Best of the Web Awards
I'm honestly struggling to find a tweet that isn't awesome. Every entry manages to capture a real parenthood moment we can all relate to, that may even be painful or infuriating, and infuse it with humor. Like this tweet: "One percent of the scars on my body are from doing something manly. The other 99 percent are from trying to trim my toddler's fingernails."
Yup, pretty much the hardest parenting task ever.
Meanwhile, how do his four daughters feel about being the subject of his success on Twitter? "My kids love my tweets," Breakwell told Parents.com. "They always tell me to take pictures when they do something they think is funny. I've created a monster. Well, four of them actually."
And as for his wife, Breakwell says, at first, she was annoyed by his constant tweeting. "But she's come around over the years," he told us. "Either she's recognized the value of what I'm doing, or she's given up on me completely."
I could go on all day regurgitating Breakwell's tweets. But instead, I encourage you to follow him yourself. "I think my tweets resonate with other parents because everyone's kids are weird," he explained. "Every time I build a joke around something my daughters did, other moms and dads chime in that their kids did the exact same thing. There's a universal strangeness to raising tiny humans that binds us all together."
We couldn't have said it better ourselves!
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.