He looks like he just realized that he is in charge of six little beings, four of which can't really do anything on their own yet and two of which can do just enough to keep him running circles around the house.
This guy’s expression is just so, so real, folks. Can you even imagine having two sets of multiples that close in age?
The people of Reddit sympathized with the dad's reaction.
Reddit user njb42 said, “Having twins and then quads means they likely went the IVF route. If they did, they knew all along this was a risk (or a benefit, depending on how you look at it). Most IVF clinics will ask you to decide on an upper limit, e.g. if we prepare 4 embryos and 3 implant, do we want to keep all 3 or perform selective reduction? They knew exactly how many they were having.
That said, the dad certainly looks a bit shell-shocked.”
You may have to see the entire picture to get the full effect.
Reddit user FlyingRatDog was rightfully sympathetic to the mom as well. “Tbh, the mom’s smiling, but to me she looks tired. Dad’s definitely got a fml face though,” they wrote.
Who wouldn't be even a little bit scared in their shoes?!
Reddit user ZEF2DEF666 said, “Pretty sure I would be making the same face lol. Just this whole ‘single baby’ business is a lot to plan for!”
Yup, we’d be making that face after before, during, and after the birth of baby number one, much less baby number SIX in four years.
But, for some people, this photo was nothing but a warning about the realities of parenthood.
“Cats. Cats are the way forward,” wrote Reddit user Edabite. Another said, “I’d consider having magical children some day, if time allows. My magical clock IS ticking, though.”
Shock aside, the parents of the quadruplets are doing well and excited for the kids to meet their many aunts and uncles who are eager to see the newborns. Tobias will be taking time off of work so that he can help his wife with their six children.
How many kids are in your family?