The best memes for new dads.
Father’s Day is so special for all dads out there. New dads, old dads, step-dads, single fathers, father-figures, grandfathers — you name it, this day is for YOU.
Whether you’re preparing to celebrate your very 1st Father’s Day, or you’re celebrating another one after years of being a dad, this is your day to relax and reap the benefits of being someone’s father.
Being a dad is no easy feat. I mean, take mine for instance. He’s got my mom, my sister, and me — a house full of women. And even though he doesn’t have any sons and he grew up with two other brothers of his own, he is still one of the kindest, most gentle person I know.
He might get on my nerves at times (but isn’t that true for every father at one point or another?) and we might disagree on a lot of things (but that could just be the Aries in him and the Aquarius in me coming out), but he still supports me in everything I do.
And honestly, I would much rather have a father who encourages me to push my limits and makes me want to work hard at literally everything I do, no matter how small or insignificant that thing may be, than be a passive presence in my life.
For all of those new fathers out there, it might be scary to know that you are now going to be the person your baby looks up to whenever he or she needs help or advice, a shoulder to cry on, or someone to support them.
But even though this might terrify you a little bit, it should excite you too. Being that important person in another person’s life is no joke.
It’s going to be hard work and you might to feel like you’re not doing enough at times (or too much), but it’s all worth it when you finally see your kid succeed and make something of themselves.
Oh, and what’s even better than that? When they come to you on Father’s Day and say thanks for all that you’ve done. Because no one is going to do Father’s Day like you.
So, look forward to celebrating this upcoming Father’s Day because it’s going to be the first of many.
And if you want to get ready for years and years of dad jokes, you’re gonna have to brush up on them so you can share them with your kid.
Because, yeah, it’s nice to get that hug and some thanks when you deserve it, but it’s also kind of a rite of passage to have your child roll their eyes at you when you tell some cheesy dad joke.
Here are some of the best Father’s Day quotes and dad memes for dads who are celebrating their very first Father’s Day.
1. Being a dad is a special role.
“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” — Anne Geddes
2. You know you love that dad bod of yours.
“To all the dads who put the ‘dad’ in the dad bod: Happy Father’s Day.”
3. And I’ll always love you for it.
“Dad, you’ve always been like a father to me.”
4. The most understated, but important role in life.
“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” — Billy Graham
5. Every day is a good day when you’re a dad.
“Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So, today is my new favorite day.”
6. You’re the most courageous man I know.
“What makes you a man is not the ability to make a child, it’s the courage to raise one.” — Barak Obama
7. A dad is a superhero to his child.
“Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” — Pam Brown
8. Only joking…
“Happy Father’s Day from your little mistake.”
9. Get ready for little to no peace and quiet, new dad.
“Children: ‘Oh, there’s a sleeping dad. Let’s go ask it questions.'”
10. Fatherhood will teach you everything you need to know about life.
“Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.” — Naveen Jain
11. Even when he’s grown up, he’ll look up to you.
“Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.” — Wayne Rooney
12. Thanks, dad. Lesson learned.
“Fathers: Some dads are so great they’ll blow up your planet just to teach you a valuable life lesson.”
13. Fatherhood will fill your heart with never-ending love.
“The only way I can describe fatherhood is at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you know how his heart grows like five times? Everything is full; it’s just full all the time.” — Matt Damon
14. Believe in your child and they will always appreciate you.
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.” — Jim Valvano
15. Even if I’m your first child, I’ll always be your favorite.
“I love how we don’t even need to say out loud that I’m your favorite child.”
16. As a new dad, you’re going to have to learn how to multitask!
“Who said men can’t multitask?”
17. Being a dad will be tough, but it’s worth it.
“It’s an ongoing joy being a dad.” — Liam Neeson
18. It’s okay, you need the sleep.
“Happy Father’s Day to a new dad who probably fell asleep before finishing this sentence.”
19. Men grow through being fathers.
“The guys who fear becoming fathers don’t understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the men.” — Frank Pittman
20. Better brush up on your dad jokes!
“Dad, I’m hungry. Hi hungry, I’m dad.”
21. That giddy, new love you’ll feel every day.
“Having a kid is like falling in love for the first time when you’re 12, but every day.” — Mike Myers
If you’re searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) … look no further! From the sweetest love quotes, inspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we’ve got you covered.
Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She’s passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a non-fiction book in the future.