A Single Dad From Taiwan Illustrates His Daily Life, and It’s Too Touching for Words

4 years ago

Illustrator Blue Lan Shengjie who recently became a dad found new inspiration for his work. Ever since his son was born, he started a new illustration series about being a single dad and his everyday life with his little one. On both his Facebook page and website, he shares the experiences, challenges, and blessings that come with fatherhood.

We at Bright Side have gathered some of his most interesting and relatable illustrations that will make you appreciate single parents even more, whether or not if you’re a parent yourself.

1. Reading a book to his little one and setting a good example

2. Running out of milk powder again

3. Watching him play with the lamp switch while trying to work

4. Always wanting to be held by his dad

5. Building a castle out of boxes for him so that he can play

6. Snapping photos to keep all the memories of him growing up

7. Allowing him to express himself creatively on the walls while trying to teach him how to paint

8. Capturing the moment he wants the toys that other children touch

9. The little one is just learning to walk so his dad is his stepping stone.

10. Holding him steady while his grandma gives him a haircut

11. Trying to see if the secondhand clothes they got will fit this time

12. Borrowing diapers

13. Showing him the view from the car at night

14. Sleeping in the exact same position as his dad

15. Discovering the world through his son’s eyes

16. Letting him touch the leaves because everything is new to him

17. Showing him a mirror for the first time

18. Trying to prevent mosquitos from biting his little one

19. Trying to make him sleep

20. Teaching him to pet little puppies

21. Trying to put on his clothes while he moves around

22. Sleeping on his dad’s chest and capturing the moment

23. Seconds before getting his vaccination shot

24. In the rain without an umbrella

25. Going back home

26. Trying to work while he wants to be held

27. Trying to reach for the food on the table

28. Checking up on him while he is sleeping to make sure he is okay

29. Building new toys for him while he watches

30. Singing for him

31. Making sure he is nice and cozy during the night

32. Best buddies taking a nap

33. Patiently showing him how to use the toilet

34. Taking a bath with the little one to make sure he’s not wandering around the house alone and keeping him safe

Which one of these images touched you the most? Please let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share this article with single parents to show them that they are not alone.


Surprised to see dads firearms collection on wall. I have no problem with guns have several myself. Just surprised to see in the context of this artwork.

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