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'World's Best Father' or Worst One Ever? 25 Hilarious Photos of a Distracted Dad and His Adorable Daughter

By Meredith Carroll |

Dave Engledow, World's Best Dad

By all means, stick a fork in it

Taken out of context, the photos below could be proof that Dave Engledow is possibly the world’s worst dad. However, take a closer look, read his story and you’ll see he really might be the best one, or at least the funniest.

In an attempt to show off his daughter Alice Bee when she was just 8 weeks old, Dave staged a shot that would portray him at his sleep-deprived, clueless best, according to Yahoo Shine. The photo was a hit among his Facebook friends, and to avoid being one of those parents posting endless trite shots of their offspring, he kept up the act by taking more satirical shots of himself with little Alice Bee.

Dave’s wife Jen, a lieutenant colonel in the Army, is his photography assistant, helping set up all the shots (which “combine multiple images and uses digital retouching to create the humorously perilous scenarios“). However, Jen was recently deployed to Seoul, which means Dave’s on parenting duty alone, which means the photography is now a weekend-only project.

The photos — there are 50 in all — have become so popular that Dave started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to compile the best ones in a self-published 2013 calendar.

Take a look at 25 of them right here, and decide for yourself: World’s Best Dad, Baddest of the Bad Dad, or Sweetest and Funniest Dad Ever?

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Dave Engledow: World's Best Father or the Funniest?

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To vote for your favorite images for inclusion in the 2013 World's Best Dad calendar, go here, and to see even more photos, go here.

All photos used with permission from Dave Engledow

Source: Yahoo

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Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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4 thoughts on “'World's Best Father' or Worst One Ever? 25 Hilarious Photos of a Distracted Dad and His Adorable Daughter

  1. Jamie Robinson says:

    These pictures of Father and Alie Bee are so cute this is such and amazing idea I wish more dads would do this with there litte girls or boys one day Alie will be so thankful to have this pictures and memories of her and her dad. Love It!! He is the Bestest Father Ever.

  2. D.Aynsley says:

    Well here I am 40 with 42 years experience 3 girls and 7 grandchildren and two great and although I have hundreds of photos wish I had some like these. What a laugh my sides are sore with laughing. When (and if I) can purchase a calendar/

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  4. Briana says:

    Worlds Best Father!! I just don’t understand some people that thinks hes doing wrong by taking these photos. One day when shes older and her father is gone she will be able to look back at the photos and remember what a loving and funny father she had. I just lost my father in November and I wish I had these type of photos to show how funny my dad really was.

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