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18 Of The Most Dad Things Dads Do On Family Vacations

We should probably leave for the airport right now.

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1. Make everyone leave for the airport many hours before the flight.

This is to give your dad enough time to make slightly confusing jokes with the person checking your baggage.
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This is to give your dad enough time to make slightly confusing jokes with the person checking your baggage.

2. Or if you’re driving, insist on leaving before sunrise.

Off camping. Dad packing #ftw #Tetris

This is so they can miss the traffic, which is made up of all the other dads who've also decide to leave before sunrise.

3. Comment on where other cars have come from.

"He's come from Germany. I wonder what he's doing all the way over here." Particularly exciting in the US, where a lot of cars feature a different state.
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"He's come from Germany. I wonder what he's doing all the way over here." Particularly exciting in the US, where a lot of cars feature a different state.

4. And read out every sign you drive past.

"It says 10 miles to the next junction, ooh Subway, Starbucks, ice on road." – a dad in a car.
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"It says 10 miles to the next junction, ooh Subway, Starbucks, ice on road." – a dad in a car.

5. Be generally baffled that things you have at home exist in the destination of your choosing.

Even if it's quite near where you live.
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Even if it's quite near where you live.

6. Exclusively wear hats and T-shirts that they got for free.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JOHN-DEERE-Vintage-80s-Snapback-hat-MESH-SIDES-BACK-Mowers-Brand-New-Rare-/371606371531?hash=item5685773ccb:g:VtsAAOSw-YBXGSBE
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Windows-Phone-Microsoft-Employee-Microsoft-Logo-T-shirt-by-Microsoft-XL-/222064849246?hash=item33b418b15e:g:3bUAAOSwoBtW534F

Usually things he has acquired from trade shows/conferences/sporting events.

7. Carry an extremely heavy camera around their neck at all times.

Which will mostly be left on auto mode.
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Which will mostly be left on auto mode.

8. Take unreasonably long videos of things that aren't really that interesting.

Usually of some sort of slightly dull local wildlife. He'll then make you watch these back when you get home.
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Usually of some sort of slightly dull local wildlife. He'll then make you watch these back when you get home.

9. Not let you stroke local cats/dogs because of rabies.

Even if you're in Britain.
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Even if you're in Britain.

10. Ask if you want an ice cream and then ask if you have any money.

You: "Dad, can we get an ice cream?"Dad: "Yes!"You: "Yayyy!"Dad: "Do you have any money then?"
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You: "Dad, can we get an ice cream?"

Dad: "Yes!"

You: "Yayyy!"

Dad: "Do you have any money then?"

11. Spend absolutely ages reading menus and asking to hear all the specials.

And then ultimately order something like a margherita pizza.
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And then ultimately order something like a margherita pizza.

12. Speak in a slightly affected accent when abroad.

In Europe this usually means saying "so" and "no" in a "generic European" accent.
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In Europe this usually means saying "so" and "no" in a "generic European" accent.

13. Wear some sort of embarrassing swimwear on the beach.

Almost certainly the same swimwear he has been wearing for the last 20 years.
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Almost certainly the same swimwear he has been wearing for the last 20 years.

14. Bury you in the sand.

Or get buried in the sand.
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Or get buried in the sand.

15. Fall asleep somewhere random in the middle of the day.

Day 2 of burr family vacation and dad fell asleep on a bench at the museum lol stay tuned for more excitement

Travelling is exhausting tbf.

16. Become extremely concerned about ATM charges.

Shoutout to all the dads out there still telling horror stories about the time they got charged £10 for using their credit card in Spain one time 14 years ago.
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Shoutout to all the dads out there still telling horror stories about the time they got charged £10 for using their credit card in Spain one time 14 years ago.

17. Exchange their regular wallet for a money belt.

It's not really a holiday unless you're keeping banknotes down your pants.
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It's not really a holiday unless you're keeping banknotes down your pants.

18. And wear this exact combination.

Nice.
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Nice.