Parents·Posted on Jun 14, 2017Today's Dads Aren't Who You Think They Are, And Thank Goodness For ThatThey're definitely not who the internet tells you they are.by Mike SpohrBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Today's dads aren't who you've been told they are. Fox Seriously — the overwhelming majority of today's dads look nothing like Homer or any other bumbling, ineffectual sitcom patriarch. And despite what you see during the commercial breaks, today's dads are perfectly capable of handling things on their own. lowes.com Today's dads are also capable of shopping for their babies. In fact, they do it all the time no matter how many times people share this meme. Instagram: @marriagehumour And tbh, there are WAY too many "dads stink at parenting" memes out there. Now you may be thinking, "it's just a little bit of fun," but it's not fun for involved dads to see. Twitter: @LindseyHein This kind of thinking — also found on this popular baby shower gift — tells men even before their babies are born that they aren't cut out for parenting. etsy.com It also doesn't exactly encourage involved fatherhood, or teach young men to see parenting as something they should aspire to excel at. So this Father's Day let's celebrate all of the things today's dads ARE doing for their families, which is a lot more than most people may realize! Colleen Hayes / Colleen Hayes / NBC Today's dads do their kid's hair. youtube.com Check out this dad's hair skills in action here. And they let their kids do their hair. daddydoinwork / Via instagram.com They cook for their families. some.other.lauren / Via instagram.com And pack their kids' lunches too. lunchboxdad / Via instagram.com This dad even turned packing his kids' lunches into an art form. They change their kids' diapers (even when the world doesn't always make it easy to do so). ABC And they take their kids grocery shopping (without doing anything meme-worthy). daddydoinwork / Via instagram.com They clean around the house. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @daddydoinwork And do their families' laundry. fitnessrican23 / Via instagram.com They call it "parenting" when they're alone with their kids, not "babysitting" — no matter how many times people say, "Babysitting today?" Flickr: pamwood707 / Via Creative Commons They shower their kids with affection (and don't care if it goes against outdated macho ideals). View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @vardinho974 They get up with their kids in the middle of the night. daddydoinwork / Via instagram.com They read to their kids. daddydoinwork / Via instagram.com And do a whole lot more. So let's hear it for today's dads! giedriuspaulauskas / Via instagram.com And, uh, maybe stop sharing all of those uncool memes.