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Dad Turns Kids’ Toy Cars Into Incredible Mad Max-Style Vehicles

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Anyone who’s seen the Mad Max films knows how unforgettable the vehicles are. They range from incredibly bad ass to absolutely absurd.

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One person who definitely knows this is California-based director and father, Ian Pfaff, who decided to totally transform his kids’ classic Little Tykes Coupes into rugged wasteland machines.

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Ian scavenged a wide variety of equipmenteverything from computers to an espresso machine— for parts he thought would look appropriate for a nuclear wasteland, and the detailed vehicles look surprisingly realistic as a result.

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Even the steering wheel looks like one Furiosa herself would be using.

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The greatest contribution, however, was probably from Ian’s wife, Emily, who donated an old breast pump to be transformed into crazy exhaust pipes.

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Ian didn’t stop with the cars either. He also created post-apocalyptic gear for the kids as well as a “sippy canteen.”

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“The reaction to the mobiles has been great,” Ian says. “Our friends and family love it, and I enjoy seeing people get a kick out of them.”

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According to Ian, Junior (2) loves jumping in the mobiles and chasing their pug around while Benji (5 months) is usually content to just sit idle in the driver’s seat.

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As for future projects, Ian says he’d love to create more pieces like these.

“I have more boxes full of junk and I’m ready to build a fleet!”

Sneaky Dad Always Finds Clever Ways To Give His Daughter Money

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Imgur user “somebodysmama” recently went viral when she posted about her dad’s quirky, loving antics.

Since his daughter always refuses money when he comes over for meals, he strives to find creative ways to hide it as a fun surprise. The discovery might even be more fun for him than it is for his daughter.

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Somebodysmama says her dad raised five kids alone while her mother was sick and that he remains an all-star father and grandfather to this day.

(He also states that he would willingly adopt any of his newfound internet fans as long as they bring him food too.)

Check out the original post here as well as a follow-up post here.

Man With ALS Walks From His Wheelchair To Hug Son

Heartwarming dad moment from Christy Sanchez:

 

“My husband has ALS. Our oldest son just graduated from Airforce Basic Training.
 
We’ve had an extremely difficult few days. The night before graduation my husband ended up in the ER. We were going to miss the ceremony. By the grace of God we made it with about 10 minutes to spare.
 
My husband wanted to get out of his power wheelchair and walk over to our son who has to stand at attention until someone comes to tap him out.
 
It was the most beautiful and memorable event I’ve ever witnessed in my life and I will never forget it as long as I live.”

Artist Sums Up Life As An Adult With Brutally Honest Sticky Notes

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Australian cartoonist Charles Hutton, AKA Insta-Chaz, originally began his career as a promising architect until his colleagues encouraged him to put his procrastination doodles on Instagram.

Nearly 200k Instagram followers and a published book later, Chaz excels at poking fun at the quirky angst that continues to plague him (and plenty of others) well into adulthood.

Which ones hit a little too close to home for you?

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Want more goodness from Insta-Chaz? Check out his Facebook and Instagram.

Father Figures: Potty Raining

“As a new father I was always a bit over nervous.

Always doing the little new dad things: picking her up at the first whimper, holding her ’til she fell asleep, then checking every 10 minutes to make sure she was still breathing, etc.

Fast forward to when my wife and I started potty training.

I had been putting in a lot of overtime at work and was often tired but I would never nap when I was alone with my kid. One day the wife came home a little early and told me to go ahead and sleep, but to take my child with me and put her down for a nap as well.

So we went up to her room and I laid down on the floor and told her she had to nap. But Daddy is the fun guy so she didn’t listen. I just stayed there, still, pretending to sleep to get her to do the same. Eventually I fell asleep but was awakened by my kid on my back jumping and playing horsey. Still not moving; I just tried to ignore it to get her to calm down.

Out of nowhere, she jumps to my head and still tries to play, yelling, “giddy up!” All of a sudden I smell that ripe odor no dad likes to smell. Okay, she had an accident.

Then all my emotions come out at once… she has big girl underwear on!

I reach my hand up to the back of my head… and get a palm full.

My perfect little miracle had pooped all over my head and back. I was in shock. I grabbed her up and ran to the shower to clean her all without losing a smile.

That’s how I knew I was a real dad.”

  • Ernie Forbes

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Artist Wife Illustrates The Drastic Ways Her Husband’s Life Changed After Kids

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Chen Weng, an illustrator who goes by the name The Messycow, has created a series of comics showing just how much things change when one becomes a father.

Which do you relate to most?

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Check out more from this series on The Messycow’s Facebook page and website.

Dad Dinosaur: Prehistoric Reunion

Dad Dinosaur’s high school reunion is fast approaching, but will he be able to win the big dance contest – or are his moves stuck in the past?

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Father Figures: Risky Business

“As the garage door closed behind me, I heard a muffled whimper.

“What is that?” I wondered. Another whimper and I noticed eight fingers on the lid of one of the garbage cans in the corner. I spy a set of eyes, then a nose and finally my oldest son’s face.

“I’m sorry, I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean it.”

“What happened? Where is your brother?” No answers, just sobbing.

He moped toward the door and I followed him into the kitchen. I half-expected to see CSI investigators hovering over a chalk outline.

We walked around the corner by the refrigerator, and only then did I see his brother and allow myself to take my first breath. Then I saw a hole in the drywall the size of a young boy’s torso.

They had been running & sliding, in their stocking feet, across the marbled kitchen floor. Obviously a bit too exuberantly! I was relieved that they were both okay, but I still mustered enough anger to quash any future escapades.

Each blamed the other, of course. I used to say I couldn’t always tell when my kids were lying, but I could always tell when they were telling the truth.

If that makes any sense to you, I’m guessing you’ve raised at least two boys.”

  • Ron Fuller

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