A Dad Turned All The Ridiculous Things He Ends Up Saying To His Kids Into A Book

“Honey, please don’t lick the toaster.”

Nathan Ripperger, a video producer and graphic designer from Iowa, has been posting these pictures online for years, but they only began to go viral last year.

Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC

Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC

Ripperger is father to five – FIVE – boys.

Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC

Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC

And now he’s made a book with illustrations of 80 of the weirdest things he’s ended up saying to them.

Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC

Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC

Last year Ripperger told Today: “When you’re a parent, after a while the absurdity just washes over you…”

Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Random House LLC

Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC

“That’s the hardest part about parenting for me — to not let yourself be so caught up with your day-to-day business of life and really just enjoy the time with your children.”

Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC

Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC

If you like his work you can buy it here (or here if you live in America).

Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC

Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC

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Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
 
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