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Tom Fletcher receives praise for 'very 2018' photo of son

Our favourite Insta-dad Tom Fletcher has received praise from other parents after posting a photo of his son with pink, painted toenails. 

The McFly singer shared  the sweet photo with his 1.6 million Instagram followers with the proud caption, ‘That’s my boy  πŸ’…πŸ».’



That’s my boy πŸ’…πŸ»

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At the time of writing, the post has amassed over 64k likes on social media and floods of messages of praise for the 33-year-old dad.

One user wrote, 'I absolutely love how you just let Buddy and Buzz be who they want to be and do not prevent them from enjoying anything because certain things are marked as “feminine”!!! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ».'

Turns out, Tom isn't alone with other parents sharing their own nail painting parenting experiences.

One wrote, 'My boys (similar age to yours) have gold toenails at the moment. They want theirs done when I do mine!'

Another commented, 'Aww my boy currently has multicoloured toe and fingernails he looks fab!'

From exhausted selfies to paint-splattered cupboards to Buddy wearing pants as a hat(!!) the McFly singer and wife Giovanna Fletcher both pride themselves on showing the more relatable sides of parenting. 


This morning Buddy insisted on wearing pants... ‘Great!’ I thought, reaching for the pack of 7 I’d bought in the hope that this moment would eventually come (I learnt from Buzz not to force the issue but follow their lead instead). Well, one pair went on normally, and then the rest were worn like hats. He loved it! Oh, and as for the potty training - there were many accidents (as expected). I found myself looking on Amazon and came across a potty called ‘Summer Infant My Size Potty’. It arrived TONIGHT and he was sitting on it and using it straight away, finding it hilarious. Anyway, I highly recommend it. Tomorrow might be a totally different story, of course. πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆβ€οΈ Xxx

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The pair have two sons Buddy 4 and Buzz 2. Giovanna is pregnant with their third child, due in September. 

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  • Author: Aimee Jakes Aimee Jakes
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Aimee is the Shopping and Community Editor at Bauer Media where she works on fitness, fashion and beauty content across a number of titles such as heat, Closer and Grazia.

Her hobbies include truffle mac and cheese, Class Pass and relentlessly checking (and scolding!) the weather app.

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