This dad's viral Facebook post about how hard it is "being a mum" is really heartwarming 5 years ago

This dad's viral Facebook post about how hard it is "being a mum" is really heartwarming

Father's Day is just round the corner, but as young father Brad Kearns has discovered, being a mum is no walk in the park.

The 27-year-old father-of-two is pulling double parenting duty at the moment, as his wife is currently in hospital after liver failure.

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Charting his efforts on his Facebook page DaDMuM, one post in which he talks about managing the workload his wife traditionally covered has gone viral.

Brad wrote:

"You know when your wife always says, ‘I wish I could be the dad’, and you’re like, 'It’s the same thing'. Well sit back, relax, grab a drink, some popcorn, clear your schedule and hold onto your bootlaces, because I’m about to take you on a ride that could only be likened to a backwards 100mph roller coaster that takes you through waterfalls of vomit, sh*t and lots of tears.

"And once you’re finished with yours, you will move onto the children’s."

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Via DaDMuM's Facebook

Brad's story of caring for Knox, aged two, and Finn, who is only six weeks old, certainly struck a chord with readers online.

There's everything in his post: sleep deprivation, struggling to understand what your children want, and the very few sweet second you get to enjoy before they wake up all over again.

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"It’s such a nice and serene moment you get to share with them…Right up until the part where he F***ING SCREAMS FROM THE HIGH HEAVENS… As if I’ve thrown him at a wall by his legs!"

"At least it’s only once a night, right??? I mean, why wouldn’t I want to do it all again at 10:30….12:00….1:45….3:30…."

The post, which can be read in full here, concludes on a rather lovely note as Brad takes stock of how lucky he is to have boys with such a loving mum.

"I have not even mastered the ability to keep my own personal hygiene as a mum, let alone the ability to keep a house, educate children, prepare meals, and even venture outside for activities."

Keeping trying fella, we're wishing you and your family all the best.

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