Exhausted dad smiling through the pain (Picture: Clint Edwards)

Teachers are proof that not all superheroes wear capes.

One dad volunteered to chaperone a school trip with his five-year-old daughter and soon regretted signing up.

Dad-of-three Clint Edwards, who regales his followers with funny and educational parenting stories, recently visited a pumpkin patch with more than 20 other kids.

The blogger, who writes on Facebook page No Idea What I’m Doing: Daddy’s Blog, thanked teachers that can look after screaming children quickly and efficiently.

After a day hanging out with his daughter Aspen and all her friends, Clint, from Oregon, decided to hang up his chaperone boots.

The exhausted dad said those who can handle all of that are ‘remarkable’. He then took to Facebook to marvel at the teachers, in a post which soon went viral.

Clint told Metro.co.uk: ‘My five-year-old takes everything I’ve got.

‘Watching someone manage 20 plus five-year-olds was pretty remarkable. And for her to do it with such care and compassion was pretty amazing.

‘It takes a pretty special person to love and care for other people’s children like teachers do.’

It’s tough being a dad (Picture: Clint Edwards)

Clint was particularly impressed by one teacher who managed to get all 20+ children to take off their shoes unaided and get on the bus without putting mud all over the floor.

He wrote on Facebook: ‘I’m pretty sure if she listed this act on her resume, she’d be as respected as any military general. I mean, wow! No child lost a shoe and she smiled the WHOLE TIME!’

Clint added: ‘Let me just say, I haven’t had a drink in 16 years, but I wanted a drink today. I wanted one real bad.

Little Aspen exhausted her dad during the school trip (Picture: Clint Edwards)

‘I love my daughter, but other people’s kids are a bit much. This trip left me with incredible respect for people who work with young children all day.

‘I only had five in my group, and they listened about as good as goldfishes. The whole time I was afraid I’d lose one in the cornfield, they’d never be found, and ultimately end up as the premise for a Steven King novel.’

Clint then wrote to teachers, saying: ‘If you are a teacher reading this, give yourself a huge pat on the back. You are incredible. And if you know a teacher, give them a huge thank you.’

He ended with: ‘And if anyone needs need me, I’ll be right back. I’m heading to the store for more cookies, and maybe some ice cream, to keep from having that drink.’

You can marvel at Clint’s parenting stories in his forthcoming book, Silence is a Scary Sound.

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