SNSの利点は、誰もが情報を発信できること。でも、すべてではないとは言え、中には虚像が多いのも確か。

だからこそ、現実を包み隠さず伝えている人たちのInstagramが人気を集めるのは当然といえば当然。コスモポリタン イギリス版によると、あるカップルが子供を持つことの現実をありのまま発信し人気を得ているのだとか。

すでに子育て中の人も、今は子供がいないという人も、親になった日には天使のような赤ちゃんがすくすくと育ち、いずれは立派な大人になって社会へと巣立っていくことを願うはず。でも、そこに辿るつくまでの現実は苦労の連続。それを物語るのが、<mother_of_daughters> と<father_of_daughters> という夫婦のインスタグラム。

サイモンさんとクレミーさんは、なんと4人の娘さんを子育て中。そんな2人のInstagramの魅力は、おしゃれな服を着せて子供たちにポージングをさせるといったものではなく、(ときには爆笑モノの)4人の子供のガチな子育て生活を包み隠さず披露している点。

その画像の一部がこんな感じ。

双子が、パパが作った食事を気に入らなかったとき。

The older girls were still away at dinner time this evening so rather than default to a 'dad special' (a pouch of nondescript food, a bananna and a biscuit) , I actually cooked. This is the first time they truly responded to a question I've asked and it's with a NO, followed by laughter. Man, they're tough critics. It was like a swift baby sized kick to the nuts and my ego. I wanted to shove the bowl right in their smug faces but thought better of it. Kind of sets the tone for the rest of my life I guess. Next time they'll get bread and water from me followed by a stern look. #nexttimeitsbreadornothing #gordonramseywouldgomental #babykickstomyego #ofcourseiatetheleftovers #dadlife #fatherofdaughters #instadad

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クレミーさんがトイレに行くために、赤ちゃんたちをシャワーに閉じ込めなければならなかったとき。

せっかくの金曜日の夜なのに、子供の頭からシラミの卵を除去しなければいけなかったとき。

There used to be a time when Fridays nights meant going out drinking with friends and waking up with a hangover that that would require surgery to remove. However Marnie came home today with the dreaded bi-annual "There are nits / lice going around at school" letter, so our Friday nights are now spent carrying out small scale genocide on colonies of unwanted scalp intruders. @mother_of_daughters & I will now spend the rest of the evening quietly observing each other to see which one of us start scratching our heads first whilst mentally cursing all children everywhere. Awesome. #betteryoustartscratchingafterreadingthis #fridaynightarentwhattheyusedtobe #parenting #keepingitreal #nits #dotheyevenhaveapurpose #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad

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クレミーさんが、髪を乾かす時間さえまともに取れなかったとき。

長女が性教育を教わり、サイモンさんに対して露骨な質問をしてきたとき。

This week my eldest has been doing sex education at school. Shes very mature about it & having a midwife as a mum, they know a lot more than your average kid, no 'front bottoms' or 'nunnys' in this house, it's strictly a 'vagina' affair (which coincidently would be a great title for a drama series on TV) That said, she's chosen tonight (when @mother_of_daughters is away) to ask questions about men which makes me feel like an embarrassed child, but i promised to tell her the truth. My personal favourites - "do you wear a condom daddy?" Me - "Yes". Then why do you have so many children? Touchè. "Have you and mummy had sex more than 3 times?" I laughed proudly - "Way more......like at least 9 or 10 times" ( I didn't want to come across as a sex crazied maniac). #sexeducation #shestheadultimthechild #sheknowsmorethanme #dontaskaboutmasturbationorilldie #ivedoneitloads #fatherofdaughters #instadad #dadlife #parenting

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赤ちゃんたちが、洋服を着るのをいやがったとき。

両親が体調を崩してしまったとき。

Parents aren't actually allowed to get sick. Usually we're the ones scooping up piles of vomit, dabbing kids brows and dishing out calpol like it's soup at a homeless shelter. If parents do feel unwell, the whole system collapses under its own weight and things degenerate into something that ressembles a post apocalyptic world run by children. Robbing, looting, gang warfare and general anarchy are the order of the day. I'm also terrible at admitting when I'm not feeling well as I don't like being fussed over. it will also undoubtedly be interpreted as 'man flu' by the girls in my life (last time this happened, I actually ended up being diagnosed with blood poisoning and was admitted for 2 days). So here I am admitting I'm not 100% and @mother_of_daughters is looking after me. She's a saint. Sometimes the love of a good women is all you need. That, and calpol 6+. #itsnotalwaysmanfluyouknow #parentsarentallowedtogetsick #mencangetsicktoo # calpolontap #outofaction #parenting #sicknote #fatherofdaughters #instadad #dadlife

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大変そうだけど、幸せな様子がひしひしと伝わってくる画像の数々。見ていると、「やっぱり家族っていいな」と、温かい気持ちになりますね。

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