Aside from being devastatingly handsome, Ryan Reynolds is also one of the funniest actors in Hollywood. So is it any surprise that, now that he’s a dad, he’s one of the most hilarious parents around? In honour of the Canadian hunk turning the big 4-0 on Oct. 23, we’ve rounded up some of the best and funniest tweets he’s made about being a father.
On the sacrifices he made for this family:
Happy birthday to my baby girl! Sad I lost my virginity. But thankful I have a daughter.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 16, 2015
On rocking this whole “fatherhood” thing:
I’m teaching my daughter that the sun goes down each night because it’s mad at her. Probably gonna write a book on parenting at some point.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) June 5, 2015
On being creative for your kids:
Love writing nursery rhymes for my daughter. Her favorites are, “Sunshine-Cuddle-Time!” and “Everyone You Know Will Eventually Die.”
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 11, 2015
On the best revenge being served dead cold:
My daughter just sneezed into my yawning mouth. Seemed really fucking pleased with herself. Joke’s on her. She’ll have to bury me someday.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 16, 2016
On being terrified of being a parent:
Nothing better than spending an entire morning staring into my baby daughter’s eyes, whispering, “I can’t do this”.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 26, 2015
On keeping realistic expectations:
I’d walk through fire for my daughter. Well not FIRE, because it’s dangerous. But a super humid room. But not too humid, because my hair.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 11, 2015
On keeping up with baby fashion:
LOVE dressing my daughter in baby clothes. The itsy-bitsy pink pajamas. The tiny white socks. The black leather mask. Cuteness overload!
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) June 13, 2015
On teaching your children about technology:
Surprisingly easy to teach a baby to swipe right.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 16, 2015
On the importance of “me time”:
Tip: It’s important parents take little “time outs” for themselves too. Even if you feel pretty guilty when you return 14 years later.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) May 3, 2016
On being proud of their accomplishments:
My daughter’s only 6 months old and already drawing. I’d hang it on the fridge but honestly, it’s absolute garbage.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) June 19, 2015
On learning to let go:
Damn it’s hard letting your infant daughter go somewhere alone for the first time. I was a total mess dropping her off at Burning Man.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 7, 2016
On making mistakes:
My infant daughter’s traumatized for life. 50 Shades of Grey = Worst fucking coloring book ever.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 17, 2016
On that rewarding parenthood feeling:
Being a father is the single greatest feeling on earth. Not including those wonderful years I spent without a child, of course.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 22, 2016
On becoming a grownup:
Being a father means responsibility. Not just for your main family, but also the secret one in Denmark nobody knows about.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) June 19, 2016
And on advice for other concerned parents:
Healthy Parenting Tip No. 34: Get the child into showbiz as soon as possible.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 1, 2016