Being a dad is a humiliating endeavor. Fatherhood makes dudes do things they never thought they would, whether that involves singing along to The Wiggles, playing dress-up, or making idle threats that begin with, “By the count of three…” And yet, even the massive amount of embarrassment inherent in fatherhood isn’t enough of a deterrent to stop guys from becoming dads.
But not all dads are created equal. Some are awful and abusive, some are aloof and ineffectual, some are completely absent altogether, and others are just plain cringey. If you find yourself among the cringey kind, well, it’s not the worst thing in the world. It’s better to make your kids groan than cry, right?
In honor of Father’s Day (June 19 this year for those who aren’t paying attention), we decided to break down the 10 cringey kinds of dads. Yes, we’re making fun of them, but in the same way that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we think teasing is the sincerest form of love.
Without further ado, let’s turn our attention to the wide variety of dads in the world, and have a little laugh at the unique and ridiculous types of fathers out there.