If this was about five decades ago, one would expect the man of the house to be stern, serious and only be seen around dinner time. But times have changed, and now fathers take a more domestic role around the house. These dads left uproarious notes trying to educate their kids – and we can’t get enough!
Deal With it
This dad clearly could not care less about his actions, as he told his daughter multiple times to clean up after herself. Frankly, she had this coming.
This dad was sick of his kids leaving things hanging around the house and never tidying up after themselves, he thought of a funny way to get their attention: to leave little notes for them and signing off with “the management.” Reading the note, the first few words might sound a little harsh, as if the father is telling his kids off and forbidding them from napping in their favorite room, but once reading the whole thing, it becomes apparent that there’s a reason for this new rule.
Know The Difference
Fred had explained to his children over and over again that the top two light switches on the wall were alright to turn on, but the last one would always burn a fuse. The kids never paid too much attention to what their father had said, and consequently, the electricity in their house would always cause trouble. Finally, Fred put up this sign, which he made sure to laminate in order to stress out its importance.
Tom was always on the move. Being a hotshot real estate agent, he never had the time to make himself a proper meal, or even reheat one. During one morning he was particularly busy going from one place to the next but was absolutely starving. Instead of ignoring his rumbling stomach like he always does, he opened up the fridge grabbed the first thing he saw. In this case, it was this premade sandwich. However, his guilt quickly rose to the surface, so he ended up leaving confession note.
Tim’s dad kept trying to enforce a new rule in the house that would eventually lead to everyone being on a much healthier diet. The new rule was that with every meal, one piece of fruit had to be eaten instead of a dessert high in sugar. Tim, on the other hand, was not for this new jurisdiction, so he found his way around it – instead of eating a fruit, he would simply grab the same one on his way to the grocery store where he worked as a stockboy.
Teach Him A Lesson
George Frideric Handel was a German-turned-British baroque composer. The man became well-known in the 18th century for his oratorios, operas, anthems, and organ concertos. Handel was often perceived as a musical genius and great impacter 0f his time – which is hardly what Sam was referencing when he wrote a note to his dad to state the microwave handle was broken. Sam’s dad, on the other hand, saw this as a fantastic opportunity to teach his son a lesson in classical music history.
Beth was used to having the crusts cut off of her school sandwiches, but her dad thought it was about time she learned things can’t always go her away. As a child, she was used to getting whatever she wanted and refused to grow up even when it was expected of her. Therefore, this seemingly harmless and somewhat ridiculous note was actually her father’s way of putting his foot down and asserting that things are about to change.
Not My Problem
Bob had to learn how to take care of his 3 adolescent children while his wife, Valentina, was away. It has been a long time since the last time his wife went away for two weeks, and Valentina made it very clear that Bob had to make sure their kids were properly fed while she was away. Instead of putting his cooking skills to good use, Bob decided his kids were old enough to take care of themselves. In case they had any problems, he left these instructions.
Victor told his 16-year-old daughter Sarah not to forget to fill up the car’s tank of gas when it runs out over and over again. This car belonged to the entire family, and Victor had entered the car to go on errands too many times when the car was out of gas. The last time this happened, Victor was in a rush to make it to the bank before it closed – but failed to do so because of the same gas problem. Finally, Victor decided he had enough.
Stephanie just moved into her new dorm at NYU and asked her dad to come along and help her with some general housing needs. Since this was her first time living out of her parents’ place, she did not know certain things needed regular maintenance. When her dad came over to help her out, he thought he’d take a quick peek at the dryer – and it’s a good thing he did. Once he checked the lint trap, he noticed she hadn’t cleaned it for far too long.
Tammy wanted a baby pooch ever since she first saw the movie 101 Dalmations. She did not care if the dog she had was actually of the Dalmatian breed – she just wanted a furry best friend that will always be there by her side. However, the excitement of having a dog soon wore off as her father started leaving her embarrassing notes around the house with the special dog print notepad he bought for this exact purpose. This note was found by her best friend when she came for a visit.
Dennis failed his latest grammar test, and this was after his father had told him many times to spend more time studying for school. Instead of doing as he was told, Dennis would just head over to the snack cabinet while his parents weren’t home and binge on sweets while watching cartoons. After his dad found out about the failed test, he left this message for his son along with a note that he could only eat the snack if he knew what was wrong with the sentence.
Too Much Support?
Parents have many different approaches when it comes to having their teens romanticizing with others their age. While it is a well-known fact that adolescents have raging hormones, that still does not mean a parent should not set some ground rules for when hosting a special guest. However, it seems this particular dad was more than happy with his son’s romantic conquer, and he made it clear in the note he left him, which was both funny and easy-going.
It was Beth’s 24th birthday, and she could not make it home on time since she was in medical school and had an exam she needed to prep for. It was an intense year, and her father missed seeing his oldest daughter, so he thought he’d send her a letter to express how much her absence was felt. He signed the letter off with a humorous line, but little did Beth (and her siblings) know that he actually meant it when he wrote she was the favorite.
I’m Not Asking
Joe had three children – two girls and one boy. He had repeatedly asked Karen, Travis, and Jennifer to call their grandmother and make an effort to reconnect with her since she has not been feeling well lately, but it seemed nothing was getting to them. Finally, Joe left them this note, explaining it was not a request that they would call her, as she is 85-years-old and might not have a lot of time left on this Earth.
Baby Fight Club
Barry usually saw his newborn son once he returned from work, which was around the evening time. That is until his wife had a few errands to run and so she asked that he would take the day off and take care of the baby instead. Since his memory was not a reliable one, he ended up writing this note to his wife as a reminder to file their baby’s nails, since he got a lot of judging faces once others spotted the cuts on the baby’s cheeks.
Nicole was so used to having her father Lionel fix everything for her, that she would call him over to her room over the silliest things. After a while of fixing easy DIYs, Lionel took Nicole for a talk and explained he’s not always going to be around to be her handyman, and she needs to learn how to take care of herself. She muttered something about not needing anyone, so Lionel placed these magazines and instructional books outside her door with a note attached.
The Ultimate Threat
There is nothing more alarming to Generation Y and Z children than not being able to be connected to the internet. It does not matter if cyberspace serves the purpose of connecting with friends, cruising on social media, or browsing aimlessly around the web – the young Millenials need wifi like they need air to breathe. The dad responsible for this note knows this very well, which is why he decided to turn their best friend – wifi connection – against them until they paid their dues.
Unicorn La La Land
Dora was a six-year-old who could not get enough of unicorns. Her entire room was decorated with the majestic creatures – from bed sheets to wallpaper, to throw pillows to the carpet, unicorns ruled the land of Dora’s bedroom. Since she would get so caught up in her latest found unicorn book series at school, Dora would not eat her lunch – and her dad was worried she’d develop eating issues. To make sure that never happens, he attached this note to his daughter’s lunch.
Mom Vs. Dad
The two notes seen in the picture below were left by Eric’s mother and father. Can you guess who wrote which letter without reading who signed off on it? If you guessed the one written in blue ink with six clauses was written by Eric’s father, you were right. It is actually hilarious how Eric’s mom made sure Eric was safe and sound, while his dad clearly knows his mischevious son can be up to no good, which is why he wrote what he did.
Kiah recently got her first job ever as a waitress at a local diner, and could not be more excited for her first shift. Once she came back home, the poor girl was so tired she put her apron and notepad on the kitchen table and fell asleep on the chair right next to it. When she woke up, she found this note written by her father. Now that Kiah gets paid to wait on people, we sure hope her dad properly tipped her after she got him that drink!
George always took pride in the fact he was the ultimate prankster around the house. Back in his younger years, all his classmates knew he was not one to mess around with, as his paybacks were always the talk of the school. Now, even after being well into his 40’s and a father of three children, George remains the same old goofball he always was. Here is the perfect example for one of the stunts he pulled on his oldest daughter, Tamara.
Clarence knew his daughter Brooke was preparing for their town’s annual bake-off, and he wanted to help. He found a plate of brownies on the counter in the kitchen and helped himself to them, not thinking twice whether or not those were supposed to be the competing batch or not. Much to Brooke’s dismay, she woke up after 48 hours of searching the perfect brownie recipe to find this note from her dad. We sure hope she remembered the exact recipe for the brownies, as evidently, they were better than golf.
Time After Time
David was a single father who had a hard time getting his twin daughters to wake up in time for school. The two were given enough warnings from their teachers and principal that if they were to be late one more time, there would be serious consequences, but they somehow ended up oversleeping and missing the bus again. David didn’t know if there was anything else left to do but express his dearest apologies and be honest about the reason they were late.
Be More Specific
It would seem that Joshua was a bit of a rebel, acting in a way that was un-gentleman-like and inappropriate age-wise as well. His dad and mom knew their son very well, which is why they knew the second they booked that weekend getaway that they would have to leave clear instructions as to what he was forbidden from doing. If their last trip away was proof of anything, it was that everything on the forbidden list happened, since according to Josh they “should have been more specific.”
Babysitter’s Worst Nightmare
Donald had planned a romantic date night out with his wife, so he made all the arrangements beforehand to make sure the evening went along smoothly. Since his young son was only 3 years old, he needed a babysitter to watch over him, but Donald was not about to make her life any easier. In fact, every single time the babysitter came over, he would mess around with her in one way or another. This time, he told his son a burglar was coming for him.
Nate’s dad was always an understanding one, but that did not necessarily mean he would be accepting of anything. At least, that is what Nate feared and expressed to his friend Mike when he was on the phone. Little did he know that his father had accidentally picked up the phone and overheard Nate saying he wanted to come out of the closet, but scared he wouldn’t be understood. Hearing this, his father wrote Nate a short letter expressing how disinterested he was with his son’s orientation.
He may not be a chemistry teacher, nor does he have to be a rocket scientist, but the dad who wrote this note wanted to explain to his children exactly what happens to a frozen, solid object when it is exposed to hot temperatures for too long. To be fair, we completely understand the frustration of desperately craving a cold, sweet treat, only to find that it has been carelessly left out to melt. That is why this dad has just about had it.
Some might use wit or use the humoristic approach to get their message crossed over to their kids, but this dad was not going to get his creative juices flowing simply for the sake of having his children eat more fruit. This new habit they had of stuffing their faces with chocolate bars instead of turning to an apple or a banana was getting rather unhealthy, so he left a clear-cut message for his offsprings – “eat a banana. Yes, you.”
Emily’s father was her idol. Although she was only 12, she knew she wanted to be exactly like him when she grew up. Her dad was a prominent baker, and whenever she would visit his bakery, she would look at the smiles spread across his customers’ faces as they took a bite into his delicious goods and wished she could do the same. Since she wanted to gain more experience, every day her dad would leave out an empty plate with a note reading something new she had to make.
Granny Would Be Shocked
Oliver did not expect his father to use his personal portable computer, which was why he was so surprised to come home after school to a note reading that he had and was rather surprised to see what was on his browsing history. If he would have known, he probably would not have let him use it, or at least he would have deleted the search history and cookies so that no incriminating evidence regarding his sketchy searches would have come up.
Dad’s Best Friend
Jacob’s dad was always a huge dog fan – and he made sure everyone around the house was well aware of this fact, too. Every day, he would take the dog out, groom him for a minimum of an hour and feed him huge chunks of steak he would buy especially from the butcher down the road. When he had to go visit an old friend from college, he left Jacob a note with a semi-serious message that he better take care of the dog the way he would have – or else.
Bender Bending Rodríguez, the fictional robot from the TV series Futurama takes upon himself the role of a comic, antihero-type. The role was described by the character of Leela as an “alcoholic, woman-mongering, chain-smoking gambler”. This is hardly the type of character you would expect a dad to reference when leaving a note for his kids, but apparently, this father is a special one and would pick humor over the acceptable code of conduct any day of the week.
The English-language French action thriller film Taken was released in 2008. Actor Liam Neeson’s impeccable performance is raved about to this very day, but what is most remembered from the movie that kept viewers on the edge of their seat was his monologue titled “I Will Find You.” The speech is remembered to this very day, a decade later, and is still referenced – as can be seen in the picture below. We hope the dad responsible for this showed the movie to his kids, so they’d understand the reference.
His children called him overprotective too many times to count, but that still did not stop Randy from leaving little notes around the house and car asking that his five kids would please be careful and make sure they never put themselves in danger. It may have seemed like much, but the kids finally got used to it over time and started seeing his little notes as less nagging and more genuine acts of love. Thankfully, these notes also worked as constant reminders.
Emma was not the type of person who would go out of her way to help out around the house. Once arriving back home from school or cheerleading practice, she would usually just grab whatever food was left in the fridge and leave the dirty dishes in the sink if the dishwasher was full. Her dad thought it was about time she started showing a little bit more respect for her parents’ time, so he left her this note. The sarcasm might seem like a bit much, but it helped!
It might seem a bit odd that a father would have to explain to his kids how to use the remote control since kids are so tech-oriented these days. However, Clifford’s young teens never gave him the time of day, nor did they display any sort of interest regarding how to actually make things work around the house. Since he began working as a technician outside the house, he was no longer there to wait on them hand and foot, so he made a remote control for dummies instructions sheet.
Airing The Dirty Laundry
Scott and Stephanie had an everyday routine sorted – while Stephanie was in charge of washing the floor and cleaning the dishes, Scott made sure he was always on top of the house laundry and emptying the garbage cans from every room. However, Scott was struggling to get his kids to help out. For countless times he had done the dirty laundry only to be told off for not washing a particular item one of his two daughters needed. To make sure this didn’t happen again, he wrote this note.
Blast From The Past
Although most of the dads in this article left notes for their children, this one decided to leave one to his beloved wife. It was simply too hilarious to leave out. Freddy was struggling with the thought that his two twin children, Eddy and Emma, were only four – meaning they had fourteen years left before they would stop needing his constant attention and care. On one particularly tough morning, Freddy left this note to his wife in hopes that she would find it amusing and identify.
Did You Check The Drawer?
When in doubt, just leave the money with the cat. That’s this dad’s motto. Like most dads, this dad has no idea where ninety percent of household items such as scissors, envelopes, or tape are located. On this day, he was in a rush and couldn’t afford to search for the scotch tape to stick the money to the note and the note to the fridge, so instead, he used a sticky note and left the money with Meatloaf.
This dad made sure to cover all his bases. He was prepared for every possible situation which would involve an unfortunate early wake-up call from the kids. There was no chance that these parents were going to sacrifice the rare Saturday morning opportunity to sleep in. To ensure that nothing interrupted their deep slumber, they spent hours brainstorming what the typical Saturday morning routine would look like through the eyes of their kids and wrote this note according to their accurate predictions.
A For Effort
You have to respect the effort of this dad’s kid to help out around the house. Even if the kid was watering an artificial plant, at least he was doing his best to contribute. That’s certainly a lot more than what would be expected from most American households. These days, most kids are content playing video games, piling up dished for mom and dad to clean up, and fighting with one another. Hat’s off to this kid for the effort.
Once A Frat Boy, Always A Frat Boy
To think that this father’s parents told him that joining a fraternity during his freshmen year of college was a waste of time. Well, who’s laughing now, mom and dad? Even though his GPA definitely suffered as a result of his fraternity brotherhood, at least he learned some valuable life skills. He’s held onto these life skills all the way into fatherhood. All of those nights drinking excessively in the frat house’s basement are finally paying off!
Toddler In Charge
Telemarketers can really get on your nerves. After becoming thoroughly annoyed with their constant phone calls, this clever father knew exactly how he would get revenge. To say that fatherhood has been a challenge for this gentleman would be an understatement. Sometimes it feels as though his three-year-old calls all the shots in his house. So when another telemarketer called and asked to speak to “the person who runs the house,” he knew exactly who to give the phone to.
Nursery Rhyme Hack
One Sunday morning, George realized that he had read through all of his toddler’s children’s’ books. Because it was raining heavily and the roads were slippery, George had no desire to drive to the library or bookstore to get more books, so he decided to get creative. He began to recite the words to the first song that came to his head- the theme song to Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. George’s son loved it, so he passed the tip on to his wife.
Daddy’s Least Favorite Game
Just about every dad out there can relate to this one. For whatever reason, young children love to do things they aren’t supposed to, especially if it involves causing their parents to feel nervous and stressed out. When you’re the parent in this situation, the trick is to act as calm as possible and pretend as if nothing is wrong because the moment your kid smells fear or anxiety, it’s all over, and you’ll never see “that really important thing” again.
Christopher was never a MasterChef when it came to preparing his kids’ lunches. While his wife, Cynthia, would often put extra thought and care into her culinary creations, cutting the crust off sandwiches, slicing fruit into fun shapes, and leaving notes for her kids to remind them that “Mommy loves you,” Christopher would rarely spend more than five minutes putting the kids’ meals together. When Cynthia was sick and unable to prepare lunch, Christopher decided to add this note so his kids would forgive him.
Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures
After this dad ran out of post-it notes, he began to panic. How on earth would he be able to leave notes around the house reminding his wife to pick up a bottle of milk on the way home? Or scold his son for leaving dirty clothes and towels on the floor in the laundry room? As he began to rummage through the basement searching for another option, he spotted the perfect post-it note replacement- his baby’s dirty diaper.
Roll With It
Raymond has had enough of going to the bathroom, sitting on the john with his pants down and reaching for the toilet paper, only to realize no one had replaced the former roll. He told his daughters that if the toilet papers runs out, the one who used it last needs to put a new one in its place. Disappointingly, for some unknown reason, his girls had a hard time implementing this rule. There was simply no way around it – Raymond had to think outside the box.