Madison Vanderberg
February 01, 2018 10:26 am

Kiera Platt, a 25-year-old woman from Long Beach, New York texted her dad that she left work early because of “lady issues,” and her dad responded in the most DAD way ever. Usually when women refer to “lady issues,” we mean our periods and all of the super fun things that accompany it, so when Kiera texted her father, “Went home early from work today, lady issues,” her dad texted back: “Aw shit. Which lady bothered you enough to go home??”

Ba dum ching. A hallmark of the “dad joke” is how literal they always are. While we love the idea that this man legitimately doesn’t know that “lady issues” is code for “on my period,” he apparently knew what his daughter meant and thought he was being funny.

When Kiera told him that BuzzFeed wanted to interview them both, he asked her, “What’s BuzzFeed?” and also, “Ok. I think this got out of hand.” Once the BuzzFeed story was published, he asked his daughter if she could send him the “Buzz dead” article. 

“He’s the master of ‘dad jokes,'” Kiera explained to BuzzFeed. “He’s never failed at being awkwardly funny. When I was a teenager I used to feel embarrassed by it but now I embrace it. I couldn’t imagine his sense of humor being any other way.”

The internet loves parent texts. Boomers + texting = content gold.

“There’s no line of what’s appropriate or not. The jokes are just always funny,” Kiera continued. “That’s the way it is. He’s the best father in the entire world and I wouldn’t change a single thing about him.”

Here are a few more of his Dad-isms.

Kiera’s entire Twitter feed is a treasure trove of parent texts. Here’s one where her mom is trying to describe dabbing.

Bless Kiera for gifting the world with A+ parent content like this.