Although you probably shouldn’t make all of your life decisions based upon what your children’s friends think is cool, a few ‘cool points’ here and there never hurt anyone. If you’ve hit a life slump and you’re looking for some job inspiration – here are our top five dad jobs that’ll impress your kid’s mates…
1 – PROFESSIONAL GAMER
Whether you’re winning big at online poker or taking down opponents from all around the world at prestigious gaming conventions – making money from gaming is going to win you serious Dad points with your little ones. Plus, they’ll be able to come to you for top tips. Even your kids might be willing to actually listen to the advice you have for once!
2 – ZOOKEEPER
As a zookeeper, you get to hang out with some of the coolest animals around – most of which kids will only know from movies. There’s no doubt that your kids will love bragging to their mates about the fact their Dad hangs out with lions, or gets to feed the monkey’s every morning. Plus, the promise that you might be able to help them snuggle with their favourite furry friends won’t go amiss either.
3 – TOY MAKER
This might only work whilst your children are young enough to think that toys are cool, but that’s a good ten years or so at least! You’ll easily secure top spot as the best gift-giver around, thus securing your kids are invited to all the best children’s parties. Additionally, coming round to your house for a play date will always be exciting as you’re the one who creates the toys your children and their friends play with.
4 – PROFESSIONAL SPORTSMAN
We’ve spent our lives looking up to sporting heroes, and that’s not going to change any time soon. Whether you’re playing basketball, golf, tennis, or football, the fact that you’re competing at a professional level, and training with some of the best athletes in the world will mean your kids and their friends will love, and look up to you.
5 – QUALITY CONTROL AT A CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Chances are that this role of a lifetime isn’t necessarily an easy gig to land – but if you do, there won’t be one kid in your neighbourhood that misses your house come ‘trick or treatin’ time. Being the man in charge of determining whether sweet treats are fit for consumption or not means you’ll regularly get to take the rejects home with you, and what kid doesn’t like chocolate?