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Ryan Reynolds' Best Parenting Quotes That Give New Meaning To "Dad Jokes"

When it comes to fatherhood, it helps to have a sense of humor...

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Ryan Reynolds and wife Blake Lively are parents to three daughters, and while the pair are private about their girls, that hasn’t stopped the actor from cracking hilarious jokes about fatherhood (with the occasional sweet insights). Here are some of his best quotes...

I'm happily not getting any sleep. These days, I think of blinking as taking tiny little naps all day.

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Being a father is the single greatest feeling on earth. Not including those wonderful years I spent without a child, of course.

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Being a father means responsibility. Not just for your main family, but also the secret one in Denmark nobody knows about.

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I used to say to [Blake], ‘I would take a bullet for you.... The second I looked in that baby’s eyes, I knew that if we were ever under attack, I would use my wife as a human shield to protect that baby.

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I don’t have to prepare to be wrapped around my daughter’s finger. I have been wrapped around her little finger since the day she plopped out into this world.

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Nothing better than spending an entire morning staring into my baby daughter’s eyes, whispering, ‘I can’t do this.’

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It’s amazing that you can be that exhausted and that happy at the same time.

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Everyone thinks their baby is a genius. People find it delightfully refreshing when I tell them, ‘My baby? Totally average. Like, 100% average.'

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Being a Dad isn't just about eating a huge bag of gummy-bears as your wife gives birth. It means being comfortable with the word hero.

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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.

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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.

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My daughter loves being buried up to her neck in sand at the beach. Her little face lights up when I come back to get her the next day.

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Early on I saw my mom handle the baby, and my heart jumped into my throat because she was just handling her like a piece of meat! Then I realized, ‘Oh, this is a person who knows her way around a naked eight-pounder and is not slightly terrified.’

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Having a daughter was a dream come true for me. I would have made a terrible king. I never admitted it out loud, to myself or my wife, but I really wanted a little girl. It’s the best.

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I have no problem waking up five times in the middle of the night and changing diapers, and as exhausted as you get, I have this stupid grin on my face all the time.

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