Dad blasted for admitting he can’t tell his OWN twin daughters apart

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A DADDY blogger has been slammed by mums after admitting he can’t tell his own twin daughters apart.

Simon Hooper, 35, aka Father of Daughters, a popular dad-of-four with 919,000 followers on Instagram, joked he was “back to square one” when his wife Clemmie dressed the girls the same.

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I thought I had it nailed – I thought the days of refering to ottie and Delilah simply as 'this one', 'that one' and 'the twins' were numbered and that I was going to be a parent who could distinguish between my genetic copycats. I was wrong. Thanks to @mother_of_daughters dressing them as mirror images of themselves, today I was straight back to square one & spent the next 15 minutes playing a real-life guess who – calling them the wrong names only to receive blank faces & zero responses in return. I'm strongly considering shaving one of their heads. Screw the curls – the need to identify my own children is more important. #twinlife #myscrewed #noshedidit #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad #fod #twins #guesswho

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Unless you were dead last year, you'd know that 'dad fashion' was a massive hit in 2018, yet many fell short in really pulling the look off. Clothes are all well & good, but to truly rock dad dressing, you need to invest heavily in accessories, so here's the secrets the fashion mags won't tell you. First have some kids, singles are great but multiples will really add to that worn and shattered look we're all after. Then feed them for several years until you're convinced to can go out shopping without a buggy or scooters as they can walk under their own steam. Almost instantly they'll complain so you'll be forced to carry them everywhere like a knock off chanel clutch filled with lead. You could also add staining to your clothes and stuff your pockets with spare knickers, hair clips & wet wipes. Finally, for that added wow factor, subject yourself to a decade of broken sleep – money can't buy that kind of '1000 yard stare'. #maybehesbornwithitmaybeitskids #fashionsecrets #daddressing #fashion #dadlife #fatherofdaughters #twins #fod

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His three-year-old daughters, Ottie and Delilah, both have gorgeous blonde curls, blue eyes and the same cheeky smile.

Posting on Instagram, Simon wrote: “I thought I had it nailed – I thought the days of refering to ottie and Delilah simply as ‘this one’, ‘that one’ and ‘the twins’ were numbered and that I was going to be a parent who could distinguish between my genetic copycats. I was wrong.

“Thanks to @mother_of_daughters dressing them as mirror images of themselves.

“Today I was straight back to square one & spent the next 15 minutes playing a real-life guess who – calling them the wrong names only to receive blank faces & zero responses in return.

“I’m strongly considering shaving one of their heads. Screw the curls – the need to identify my own children is more important.”

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To Ottie & Delilah: 3 years ago today we became the proud owners of a buy one get one free deal that we didn't volunteer to receive. Frankly I was scared shitless of the thought of you, but as soon as you arrived in the world & I held you in my arms, those fears dissipated and drifted away on the winter breeze in south London. Yes, parenting is now the equivalent of herding cats high on speed whilst blindfolded, the volume level is our house shatters windows and Yes, your arrival reduced male representation in our family down a measly 16%, but you have helped shape us as parents, as siblings and as a family. You've grown from crying balls of flesh who I couldn't tell apart, into wonderful individuals who enrich our lives and have unintentionally taught me a lot about myself – 1). I'm genetically hard coded to only make females. 2). I have more patience than I ever thought possible 3). you helped me gain a new perspective on whats important in life and 4). you've helped me realise that I'm capable of more than I give myself credit for. You completed our family and completed our lives so thank you for being you. Just promise you'll easy to handle in the future as the thought of you as teenagers scares me shitless again! #fatherofdaughters #mygirls #twins #happybirthday #tomygirls #dadlife #instadad #lovefromboston

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Simon’s post sparked a fierce debate on Mumsnet, where some questioned how a parent could not know their own kids.

One mum wrote: “I get that they’re identical (and they really are visibly so) but he’s their dad!

“I used to babysit identical twin girls when they were between the ages of 14 months and 2, and within a month I could reliably tell them apart.

“It was partly down to incredibly subtle variations in their appearance (e.g. the way their hair fell), but mostly it was their personalities. They were very obviously two different people.

“Maybe FOD’s twins are also identical in their personalities and that’s why it’s so hard, or maybe he’s just joking about it for the sake of being funny on Instagram.

“But I must admit I find it weird if it’s something he can’t reliably do, especially as he’s clearly a hands on dad!”

While another woman criticised: “I’m sure he’s well able to tell his kids apart. Everything he posts is planned, staged and rehearsed. There’s nothing spontaneous about any of his posts, it’s not reality.”

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The time has come in my life that I have to acknowledge something that I've been putting off for a while now. No, it's not that I won't become a male model because, we'll just look at that face and posture (I'm surprised Select hasn't been hammering on my door) . The thing I'm referring to is that despite having the upper body strength of a gorilla who hits the gym too hard (probably), I'm no longer capable of carrying both ottie & Delilah at the same time for longer than a few minutes without producing wheezing sounds, my face turning a shade of crimson & my vertabre crumpling like a second hand accordion who's heart isn't in it any more. I put on a brave face & juggle them about to secure my failing grip, but alas, they are just too heavy even for my mighty frame. One day they were silent & basically filled with helium, the next they're made from cast iron & arguing with me about the menu for dinner – our babies are no longer babies and I'm kind of sad about it. Having tiny twins was hard, but letting that time go seems to be harder. #babiestobiggirls #wheresmyspinegone #carryingmyworld #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #twins #rosetintedglassesimsure #fod #instadad

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But others defended the dad, saying they had similar struggles with their own kids.

One mum wrote: “My DH (dear husband) cannot tell the difference between our two non twins when they were babies.

“I purposely change the photos to black and white so he can’t tell by the colour of the clothes and make him guess”.

While a second woman commented: “If you put photos of me & my sister as babies in front of my mum she often struggles to know which is which, and we aren’t even twins!

“I have 3 dc (dear kids), and my 2 boys baby pics some even I can’t tell 100% always.

“I think sometimes it’s easily done to have a delay is your memory working”.

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Our house is fast becoming a commune for dolls that have cast aside the constraints of clothing & embraced their natural form in all its glory. In other words, it's a plastic nudist camp. I have drawers literally full of fake people rocking all sorts vaginas and penis's, ranging from limbless pound shop dolls with smooth under carriages all the way up to these rather detailed, anatomically correct ones that love nothing more than letting it all hang free, and I for one am tired of having a penis pushed it my face at bed time (there's a sentence I never thought I say). Through hosting this 'celebration of the flesh' I've also learnt that girls think Willie's are hands down, THE most hilarious thing on the planet, which is just great for me. Do boys find vaginas funny? Not that I'm aware. So why is our manhood worth more laughs than a sellout comedy gig? I'm off to get surgery to make myself completely smooth so the laughing will stop. #plasticnudistcamp #willyintheface #dontlaughatit #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad #fod

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And a third mum added: “My daughters are identical twins and they can’t tell themselves apart in photos.

“I can tell them apart quite easily, their facial expressions are different – to me they look very different.

“But every other person in their lives can’t tell them apart – their father is getting better at it, but still gets them mixed up a lot.”

Another mum, who’s a hospital worker, shared: “We had a dad that brought the wrong twin to A&E once.”


While one woman argued his kids were probably deliberately winding him up, writing: “identical twins have never been known to pretend to be each other, have they?”

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