One child completely reliant on you for survival is tough.
Two: very tough.
Four? Yep, this is not a drill, a nightmare or a hallucination. This is your life.
Or rather, the life of Simon Hooper, whose Instagram posts about being a father to four children hovers between the admirable and the terrifying.
Fashioning a ‘baby bag’ out of your wife’s grownup bag? Fun
Finding hardened two-day-old poo in your bed because you’d been too lazy to fetch the changing mat? Terrifying.
Bath time? Fun
Bath time + teething? Not fun
Texting with your nine-year-old because you're a cool parent? Fun
Getting all your snacks stolen? You get the picture...
But while things might be tough
You get to play 'Simon Says'
And look like a family out of a Mothercare catalogue