James Breakwell is not a celebrity. He is not a model nor a sportsman and he hasn’t got a famous wife.
So how does a normal bloke end up with more than 450,000 followers on Twitter? How does a dad who is simply raising his four girls alongside his very tolerant wife be hailed as one of the funniest people on social media?
What’s his secret?
Come and have a read. We dare you not to laugh!
American blogger and father of four daughters under six, James Breakwell is the latest Twitter sensation we all need to follow.
By simply repeating conversations he’s had with his girls, Breakwell has managed to break the Internet and win the hearts of parents around the globe, one tweet at a time.
Through the clever comebacks and witty one-liners his girls come up with, Breakwell is also showcasing the sweet and fun side of parenting that we all know and love.
And this is why we absolutely adore him.
3-year-old: I don't have to listen to you.
Me: I'm your father.
3: I'm wearing rainbow shoes.
I know when I've been beaten.
— Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) March 10, 2016
James, who writes under the Twitter handle, @Xploding Unicorn, admits that he probably spends far too much time on social media.
“On [the] one hand, Twitter makes me a better father because I spend more time with my kids.” James said. “On the other hand, Twitter makes me a much worse father because I only do it to get more material.”
3-year-old daughter: A boy at daycare said he likes me.
Me: Do you like him back?
3: He colors outside the lines. He needs to grow up.
— Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) April 15, 2016
5-year-old: You don't have many friends to play with.
Me: I guess not.
5: I told my teacher you always play with yourself.
— Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) March 21, 2016
But through his chats with his daughters, he is connecting to all parents out there.
Readers get a glimpse inside the Breakwell residence (which is eerily similar to most of our homes), complete with Frozen references, dressing dramas and meal madness.
The dad, who lives in Indianapolis, is also staging the perfect diary to look back on his daily dose of fun with his children.
[watching a guy on TV do CPR]
5-year-old daughter: Why is he kissing her?
Me: He's not. He's saving her life.
5: I'd rather die.
— Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) March 23, 2016
5-year-old: What's puberty?
Me: It's when your body goes through changes.
5: Is that when I'll get my ice powers?
— Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) April 19, 2016
Me: You put your coat on upside down.
3-year-old: No, I didn't.
Me: Your hood is on the bottom.
3: My butt gets cold.
— Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) March 26, 2016
Me: You understand the Dark Side is bad, right?
5-year-old: How come they get the cool masks?
Me: It's not a fashion contest.
5: Says you
— Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) April 12, 2016
3-year-old daughter: Will I have a baby in my belly someday?
Me: If you want to.
3: No thanks. That's where I put my candy.
— Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) April 5, 2016
James and his family may be on the other side of the world, but their conversations could take place in our own backyards.
All of his tweets are honest and relatable and show just how hilarious children can be.
And, at the end of a day spent arguing with a three-year-old about why she needs to wear clothes, it’s always so refreshing to know that I am not alone.
Me: I feel like doing something fun.
5-year-old: You can't.
Me: Why not?
5: Grownups don't have fun. Grownups have babies.
— Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) April 7, 2016
If you don’t already follow Exploding Unicorn , check him out on Twitter. We are sure there are more hilarious moments to come, especially when his littlest daughter begins to talk.