What's A-Parent

Using Lego Characters, This Dad Highlights The Struggles Felt By Parents Everywhere

"If your child falls apart, be there to pick up the pieces."

What's A-Parent is a series highlighting those who get real about the hardships that come with raising kids. These often untold stories help show parents they are not alone in their struggle, and are doing an amazing job.

Every family is different, with each parent having their own unique way to raise their kids. But while there may be individual approaches, most parents can relate to some of the common struggles. 

To highlight some of the more relatable and funny struggles parents face, one dad, who has chosen to remain anonymous, began the "Lego Dad" Instagram account, using the handle @the.lego.dad. 

For the account, The Lego Dad uses different characters to create hilarious memes that address the everyday trials and tribulations of parenting. The images he creates have touched on everything from the difficulty of nap time, to hungry children, to the misconceptions people have about stay-at-home-parents. One pun-tastic meme reads, "If your child falls apart, be there to pick up the pieces."


The account currently has 1,300 followers, but it has started to go viral thanks to its spot-on portrayals of parenting life.

The Lego Dad told HuffPost that he was inspired to start the account because there were different Lego-themed Instagram accounts, but none that focused on parenting. He continued that the account is a good reminder for parents not to take themselves too seriously. "It's OK to laugh sometimes, even at yourself," he explained.

Check out more posts from the Lego Dad below.


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