Michael Phelps ended his time at the Rio Olympics by winning the 28th medal of his career, shattering a 2,000-year-old record and becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time. Now that he's gotten that little accomplishment out of the way, he swears he's retiring from competitive swimming to embark on the next chapter of his life.
Much to my (and everyone's) delight, that next chapter includes being a dad to his adorable baby boy, Boomer. Boomer is only three months old, but Michael is already well on his way to becoming an endearingly embarrassing dad. Here are six Instagrams that prove it.
Ah yes, the classic shirtless diaper pic. This is just the beginning of Boomer's collection of childhood photos your dad shows your prom date.
Look how Michael looks at his son. He's beaming with pride. He's going to tell anyone who will listen about Boomer getting all A's on his report card or winning a chess tournament. This kid is in for a lifetime of dad-brags.
Michael just figured out how to use the car seat, an important milestone for any parent. He has years of trying to put together swing sets and struggling to figure out how new toys work ahead of him. This is just the start.
Boomer was born into a generation whose dads actually know what selfies are. Obviously, Michael adores him, so just think of all the "Son, let's take a selfie!" moments he'll have to participate in. UGH, DAD, STOP.
Michael has already started documenting all the tiny moments of Boomer's life. He's definitely going to be the type of dad who brings a video camera to every single soccer game and band concert.
Being on a sports team coached by your parent is a childhood rite of passage. You know Phelps could have the swim coach job if he wanted it (which, let's face it, he definitely will.)
See? Phelps is one proud papa. It's pretty adorable. You can't blame him for being a little embarrassing. He's a dad. It's his job.