People loved the Dad Mode ACTIVATE! post, so I’ve scoured the internet to put together even more, and found a bunch you’ve probably never seen before.
Some are overwhelming, some are just whelming, and some are anti-whelming, as far as Dad Mode moments go. Enjoy!
Catch the Monkey
Not too dramatic, but this monkey jumping on the bed didn’t bump its head.
YOU SHALL NOT CRASH!
Okay. So, not all instances of Dad Mode are the most graceful thing to behold. This one gets an extra star because he absorbed the impact without kicking the other kid in the head.
Splish Splash Sploosh
Uhhhhhh. Sometimes it’s really not pretty, actually.
Dad Mode is also used to protect your things from your kids. A startled swear word may slip out occasionally.
Epic Fail Recovery
This mind-blowing catch loses stars for even being necessary. All parents make mistakes, so let’s be glad this didn’t turn out differently.
This one gets an extra star for the “You okay?” and the hug. And the tail wagging.
Hmmmmm. It kinda sorta totally seems like kids are actually constantly trying to hurt themselves.
Even the Little Things
Dad Mode reflexes aren’t just for rescues from near death.
Whoa! When they are life saving moments, they’re not all speeding, split-second catches.
Fun in the sun is better when you’re not instantly buried in a sandvalanche. Go, Dad!
Plus 5 stars for the quick-draw grab, minus 4 stars for the shit-for-brains safety standards.
Part of Dad Mode is predicting the future. Those really crappy, ugly-crying futures.
Just Hanging Out
As long as kids are around, Dad Mode never retires.
Well… At least her outfit didn’t get wet? One star for the effort.
Gnarly Save, Dad Bro!
This one is so fast, I stabilized it so you can see the blurred missile this dad snatched away from his kid’s face.
It’s nice when the finish line is a welcoming pair of open arms.
Dad’s Got Your Back
This pop keeps his cool as she pops a surprise wheelie.
No Stars for You!
Sorry (as in not sorry at all), arsonists don’t get medals for putting out the fires they started.
Proper Swing Save
Now this is more like it. So glad it broke within Dad Mode range.
Couching Toddler, Sleeping Dad Mode!
You’re a friggin’ ninja, sir! Most of use are more drunken sloth than human when we ooze out of our naps.
Dad-Moding Someone Else’s Kid
SIX stars for the supernatural perception and lightning-fast action of this hero. Not today, Grim Reaper!
Dad DOUCHE Mode Activated!
I call three strikes here: 1) he’s robbing the player of a great catch, 2) he’s putting his baby IN HARMS WAY to do it, and 3) he’s holding her like a six pack of cheap beer.
Major League Dad Mode!
Now THIS is a Dad Mode play of the season! Cool your judgey jets, he was just texting a picture to his mom from his first game.
See Dad Mode: ACTIVATED!
15 more dad-mazing saves.