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

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?


  • House Cleaning 1 of 25
    House Cleaning
    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.
  • Hammer Time 2 of 25
    Hammer Time
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  • World’s Best Father 3 of 25
    World's Best Father
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  • Home X-Ray 4 of 25
    Home X-Ray
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  • Steak and Eggs 5 of 25
    Steak and Eggs
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  • Bedtime Routine 6 of 25
    Bedtime Routine
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  • Forty (First) Birthday 7 of 25
    Forty (First) Birthday
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  • Splish Splash 8 of 25
    Splish Splash
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  • Lighting Assistant 9 of 25
    Lighting Assistant
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  • The Ears are the Best Part 10 of 25
    The Ears are the Best Part
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  • Feeding Time 11 of 25
    Feeding Time
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  • Ballet master 12 of 25
    Ballet master
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  • Livin’ the High Life 13 of 25
    Livin' the High Life
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  • Pizza Night 14 of 25
    Pizza Night
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  • The Dishwasher 15 of 25
    The Dishwasher
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  • Father’s Day Breakfast 16 of 25
    Father's Day Breakfast
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  • Smoothie King 17 of 25
    Smoothie King
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  • Over the top 18 of 25
    Over the top
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  • Toast Master 19 of 25
    Toast Master
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  • Kitchen Helper 20 of 25
    Kitchen Helper
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  • Pressing Matters 21 of 25
    Pressing Matters
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  • IQ Test 22 of 25
    IQ Test
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  • Olympic Fever 23 of 25
    Olympic Fever
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  • New Year’s Eve 24 of 25
    New Year's Eve
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  • Waiting for Santa 25 of 25
    Waiting for Santa
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All photos used with permission from Dave Engledow

Source: Yahoo

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