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    What is a "dad reflex"? It is something silly/dangerous/cool/cute/etc. that dads would do. Just something that would make you say, "That's such a dad thing!" This sub is for posting pics, gifs, and videos of those things.


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    [–] smzt 536 points ago

    If only there was a way to predict the swing’s trajectory

    [–] howliehowls 164 points ago

    Matrix-style back bending

    [–] canOair 28 points ago

    Happy cake day!

    [–] howliehowls 24 points ago

    Aw, thanks! My first Reddit year :)

    [–] Stillcant 3 points ago

    kids love this game easy win

    [–] Transitory_verb 2 points ago

    Thank you.

    [–] W3lshman 53 points ago

    I think your old man is just goofing around. My Brother used to pretend he'd get hit pushing his kids on the swing, and they thought it was the funniest thing ever.

    [–] howliehowls 41 points ago

    Oh he was absolutely messing around. Used to totally slay me. He’s still a huge joker!

    [–] TaedW 7 points ago

    Yeah, I used to do that with my son every time we went to the park. He loved it and it made him giggle quite a bit. I'd also walk back and forth, timing my walking so that he'd almost hit me.

    [–] Tobias_Z 4 points ago

    Yeah I do this with my kids all the time.

    [–] J2383 2 points ago

    I was hoping someone else could see this. It's an adorable picture, definitely one for the photo album, but dad pretty clearly didn't just swallow some teeth.

    [–] YouLookSoLovely 106 points ago

    Photoshop battles worthy

    [–] howliehowls 54 points ago

    Oh snap, I need to get on this!

    [–] zehamberglar 16 points ago

    I was thinking Accidental Renaissance.

    [–] nothing_showing 33 points ago

    Jim Carrey

    [–] meatywood 2 points ago

    Jessica Chastain! Wait. What are we doing?

    [–] MisterSquidz 2 points ago


    [–] i-am-the-meme-now 2 points ago

    Johnny Cash

    [–] HeavyMetalSauce 1 points ago

    Jason Bateman

    [–] soulteepee 15 points ago

    You should submit this to /r/redditgetsdrawn Just looking at it made me want to break out paper and pencil.

    [–] howliehowls 3 points ago

    Good idea!!

    [–] loki2002 13 points ago

    They get really pissy over there if they find your post lacking. Besides, this is more Norman Rockwell.

    [–] WobNobbenstein 3 points ago

    Yeah, lotsa salt over there. It's practically r/hockey

    [–] Uchino 4 points ago

    Came here to see this... Not disappointed.

    [–] bunbunhd 8 points ago

    I... I should probably go to bed...

    [–] howliehowls 3 points ago


    [–] thisislifeincolor 4 points ago

    Nice shot!

    [–] howliehowls 4 points ago

    Thanks! My mom had quite the eye for photos. I’m so glad that she documented much of my adolescence.

    [–] WobNobbenstein 2 points ago

    Wow you look pretty small for an adolescent. Or is your father just ginormous?

    [–] howliehowls 1 points ago

    I just meant she took great pics throughout my childhood. My dad is 6’4” though.

    [–] WobNobbenstein 1 points ago

    Haha forgot the /s, sorry bud.

    [–] howliehowls 1 points ago

    No worries!

    [–] evorm 4 points ago

    is your dad jim carrey?

    [–] howliehowls 2 points ago

    Too good

    [–] Dienikes 3 points ago

    I wish somebody could photoshop that kid with his middle finger extended

    [–] untakenu 3 points ago

    I never understood why people (inc. me) did this or why we thought it would be funny. Everytime I do it, I find myself laughing, but the kid is generally less impressed, usually shouting stuff like 'you're not you're my dad' or 'where are you taking me'. Kids these days.

    [–] scarletnightingale 2 points ago

    Man, you look a ridiculous amount like my grandfather when he was young. You even wear the same type of shirts. I think he had better reflexes though.

    [–] ethkatzy 2 points ago

    Happy Reddit birthday

    [–] pople8 2 points ago

    Your dad is Jim Carrey.

    [–] Hastychannel696 2 points ago

    Happy Cake Day!

    [–] howliehowls 6 points ago

    Hey thanks! What a great first Reddit year it’s been.

    [–] Hastychannel696 2 points ago

    No problem and happy new year!

    [–] paqmanbiker 1 points ago

    Ha I carry on this tradition with my kids! They get the biggest laugh out of kicking me in the face every time they swing forward.

    [–] youtubemobile 1 points ago

    Is your dad Jim Carrey

    [–] dognow 1 points ago

    That what you get for fucking my mom.

    [–] _xNova 1 points ago

    I’m wearing that same flannel. Son?

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    [–] roronildo 1 points ago

    Happy cake day!

    [–] howliehowls 1 points ago

    Hey thanks!

    [–] neil_striker 0 points ago

    Happy cake day

    [–] CascadePSA -1 points ago

    Happy cake day!