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16 Things All Dads Do Without Thinking

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When regular men become dads, they go through a transformation that defies words. There’s no manual for fatherhood, no way to really prepare yourself for what’s to come – but it does seem that there’s either a dad whisper network that shares the best dad jokes and passing along the new protocols, or it’s just plain old DNA.

Kind of like how moms all start wearing longer shorts and one piece swimming suits, and never having time to wash their hair.

You’ll rarely meet a dad who doesn’t engage in these 16 behaviors, even though most of them probably have no idea why they’re doing them.

16. My dad insists on giving driving directions even though GPS is a thing.

And he knows I don’t know my directions.

@jack..johnson

I feel like all dads do this and I have no idea why???? I AM CONFUSION

♬ original sound – jack..johnson

15. Reaching their hand back for snacks in the car.

I mean, snacks are involved, so you can kind of see.

@ahliviyuh

All dads have the same brain #fyp #dad #happyeaster #TexansHelpingTexans

♬ Exploration Harp Cover – hannah_harpist

14. John Mulaney is right.

And hilarious, as usual.

@bleachblondebaby

This is all Dads… tell me I’m wrong #foryoupage #foryou #fyp #johnmulaney #bestfandom #makeup

♬ original sound – god_john_mulaney

13. It’s because they can’t hear so their phone is always at full volume.

My husband is a dad and he definitely does this.

@jake.qualin

Bruh why do dads do this #fyp #foryoupage #dads #happyathome #puppycheck

♬ La flame says let your ambitions – drefruit

12. What if there’s traffic you guys?

Twelve hours worth of traffic.

@carrotlmao

Calling out all white dads rn #foryou

♬ vibe for this year – josephiv_

11. It’s just something they have to say.

We all know it’s just code for ‘get the dog.’

@haveyharrison

all dads are the same #TheReplay #fyp #midwestern

♬ Best Friend – Rebecca Zamolo

10. How does this help them see better?

Someone please explain.

@jimmydelponte

Every Dad ever #dad #dadchallenge #okboomer #fyp #fypchallenge

♬ original sound – jimmydelponte

9. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more annoying habit in the universe.

Okay, loud chewing.

@wagneronaa

Why do all dads do this #foryoupage #fyp #relatable

♬ human – Christina Perri

8. Every dad ever could out-snore a bear.

And they will fall asleep in their recliners at the drop of a hat.

@domcallarmigforcalle

Every dad ever

♬ originalljud – domcallarmigforcalle

7. They just get distracted, I think.

They’re really trying, though!

@stupidamericantv

Why do Dads always overdue everything, like mines been gone for years and theres still no milk #streetlight #nightlight #redlight #greenlight #parents

♬ Dads night light – stupidamericantv

6. There’s obviously a secret dad shirt store.

You get the web address when your first child is born.

@itsbritneyburch

why does like every dad have a shirt like this but you never see it in stores?#nbafinals #dad #viral

♬ This City – Sam Fischer

5. Do they know that cars now tell you when to change your oil?

It’s like they can’t help themselves.

@colbytymorek1

Why do dads do this?🤷🏼‍♂️#fyp #dads #foryou #everydadever #trending #viral

♬ original sound – colbytymorek1

4. Not until it literally disentigrates.

Otherwise they can’t lecture you on how you spend money on clothes.

@noooorgill

why does my dad still have that shirt #fyp #bringitback

♬ I’m Just a Kid – Simple Plan

3. When their neighbor gets out any sort of tool.

It’s the most fascinating thing in the world.

@cristinakayyy

Why do dads do this?! #foryoupage #construction #dads #family #goingpro #fyp #promlook #wisconsin

♬ original sound – cristinakayyy

2. They always act like it’s urgent to them.

Maybe it is; who knows what they’re thinking?

@danserravalli

why do all dads just come into ur room to ask random questions #OwnTheCurve #fyp #foryou #hoopsathome #tiktokcovers #cursedimages #trending

♬ original sound – danserravalli

1. This is a mystery that needs to be solved.

I demand answers, dads.

@grace_africa

Why do African dads shake their snacks 😂😭

♬ original sound – grace_africa

Does your dad do these things? What does he make of it?

If you’re a dad, we want your take in the comments!