'They do have a use!': Dad's genius multi-tasking effort goes viral

I mean ... we essentially do the same thing when we're pregnant, right?

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Mums are hailed for their killer multitasking skills all the time. We've seen women breastfeeding on the toilet, working while breastfeeding twins, and countless mums getting fit with their babies in tow.

Dads often come up with some pretty cool life hacks too, but the reception isn't always the same.

Image: Facebook/Elisabeth Henson.

Elisabeth's post has been shared more than 40,000 times. Image: Facebook/ Elisabeth Henson .

Anyone need a table?

UK mum, Elisabeth Henson, shared two images of her partner, Jamie Pollard, lying back on the couch.

Jamie appears to be having his cake and eating it too (hey, good on you, Jamie!), but what he's using to support his cheesecake is the thing that's been attracting attention.

Elisabeth's caption read: "Imagine spending £15 (AUD$27) on a clear blue test to find out you’re pregnant, spending nine months growing your beautiful baby, enduring morning sickness, sciatica and stretch marks, giving birth and having him absolutely destroy everything on the way out, tearing, being injected, being sewn up, having your placenta pulled out with tongs with no pain relief or numbing and getting up every single night with him since he was born...

Abide by the three rules of homework. Number one: "Eat the frog," says Ted Theodorou, a middle-school social studies teacher in Fairfax County, Virginia. That's shorthand for "Do the hardest thing first." Rule number two: Put away the phone. Homework time can't be totally tech-free (computers, alas, are often a necessary evil), but it can at least be free of text messages. Rule number three: As soon as assignments are finished, load up the backpack for tomorrow and place it by the door. This is a clear three-step process that kids can internalize, so there's less nagging from you. (Yes!)

"For him to be used as a f**king Cheesecake Table that you can buy from B&M for £3.50 (AUD$6.40)."

Just in case anyone's wondering, we searched for such a table at the UK discount store and the closest we could find was a £25 (AUD$45) but it does come with an in-built power bank so you can eat your cake AND play Candy Crush without your battery dying. WINNING!

Image: Facebook/Elisabeth Henson.

We've all done this ... right? Image: Facebook/ Elisabeth Henson .

"Taking daddy and son time seriously"

The comments online were pretty funny, with many people tagging their partners either to inspire them, or to poke fun at how much the images look like them.

"Not all heroes wear capes," wroteone person, while another laughed at how babies do "have a use" after all.

One hailed the images as "the funniest thing" they've ever seen, blessing Jamie for "taking daddy and son time seriously".

"I'm so sorry I'm crying with laughter," commented another, "all that you go through just to see that, you're blessed."

Image: Facebook/Facebook/Elisabeth Henson.

Image: Facebook/Elisabeth Henson.

"Table baby"

Some simply laughed, dubbing Chester the "table baby," and one said, "If he ripped me asunder I'd use him as a cheese cake table."

Encourage daddy time. The greatest untapped resource available for improving the lives of our children is time with Dad - early and often. Kids with engaged fathers do better in school, problem-solve more successfully, and generally cope better with whatever life throws at them.

We think he's genius. Obviously little Chester is pretty chilled, no doubt snoozing to the beat of Daddy's heart and breathing in his scent. And all breastfeeding mums will know how hungry and thirsty you can become when your baby falls asleep on your chest. It's like the baby is so content you don't want to move, but all the things out of reach suddenly become important to you.

Kudos to Jamie, for being smart enough to have his phone next to him already, and finding a way to have his cheesecake and eat it too!