Dads are great for many things. Breakfast making, bedtime book reading, bath time, etc. But beyond all of the expected co-parenting stuff, kids find tons of alternative uses for their dads too. In fact, kids use their Dads for so many things, it’s often tough to figure out their original intended purpose. Is he a Dad or… a jungle gym? A Dad or…a pack mule? A dad or…a trash can? He’s all those things and more!

Since Father’s Day is this Sunday, I thought it was high time we acknowledged all the various roles dads play around the house. Whether they do it willingly or not.

Here are 26 Uses for a Dad:


























What other uses can dads have? Share in the comments below or post photos of your kids using their dad for unexpected purposes in the comments on the Mommy Shorts Facebook Page!