7 Hilariously Absurd Things This Dad Has Said To His Kids, Illustrated

"Stop eating cake out of the garbage. You already brushed your teeth!"

No one ever said being a parent is a cakewalk, but no one ever said it entailed cleaning poop off books, either. 

Nathan Ripperger knows just how absurd parenting can be because he's the father of five boys. The video producer and graphic designer decided to turn the ridiculous things he's said out loud to his boys into fantastic illustrations. 

He's compiled 80 of the hilarious illustrations into a book called Things I've Said to My Children

Here are some of our favorites: 

1. Great question.

Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC
Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC

2. Wouldn't want to have to re-brush.

Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC
Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC

3. Appliances aren't as tasty as they look.

Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC
Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC

4. Fair enough.

Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC
Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC

5. Maybe we should.

Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC
Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC

6. Not even in the classic "Everybody Poops."

Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC
Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC

7. Poor guy.

Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC
Nathan Ripperger / Via Ten Speed Press / Penguin Random House LLC

You can see more of Ripperger's work by purchasing his book Things I've Said to My Children or checking out his Etsy shop

(H/T: BuzzFeed

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