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Male Monday: Father’s Day Edition

Hot dads... what ever would we do without them?

While last year, we scoped out dads in Tribeca, this year we headed out to Brooklyn. Cruising through the streets, we snapped these Daddy’s with their adorbs kids and asked them some Qs, re: Fatherhood.

Name: Chris and Sasha (3 years-old)

What’s the best, worst, and funniest thing about being a dad?
The best: Having a best friend to do all the things you’re not allowed to as an adult.
The worst: Reprimanding when all you want to do is console.
The funniest: Dealing with someone who always wants to be naked and wants to fart on you all the time. My daughter and wife are exactly the same person.

LMAO! What is your favorite thing to do with your daughter?
Cooking, she’s a natural.

Where are your favorite places to go together?
The American Museum of Natural History and the Doughnut Plant, of course.

What is Sasha currently obsessed with?
My Little Pony and The LEGO Movie are in full effect in our house. Sasha loves to see the life-sized The LEGO Movie figures at FAO Schwartz.

How do you see your father, now that you’ve had kids?
My father left when I was born, but my stepfather was always amazing with me and my brother growing up; he made for a great father.

In retrospect, what advice would you give yourself as a dad?
Be patient; kids’ jobs are to push your buttons.

What have been some of the scariest moment being a dad so far?
Infant head surgery was pretty scary.

That sounds horrifying, we’re so happy she’s OK now! Tell us something super cute that she does?
She gives hugs when she gets in trouble, asking me if that will make everything better.

* Heart melts * Finish this sentence: Fatherhood is kinda like: the best thing ever!

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Name:
James and Julian (4 years-old)

What’s the best, worst and funniest thing about being a dad?
The best: Introducing him to all the awesome things in life
The worst: Seeing him encounter the hard things in life
The funniest: It’s all pretty amusing. He’s a clever little dude.

What is your favorite thing to do with your son?
Mornings at McCarren skatepark.

What is Julian currently obsessed with?
Street signs. I have hundreds of photos on my phone of signs we see together, so we can draw them when we get home. Our apartment is covered in homemade signs.

How do you see your father, now that you’ve had a kid?
I’ve never had anything but love and respect for him, and that hasn’t changed.

In retrospect, what advice would you give yourself as a dad?
Kids are a lot tougher than I originally gave them credit

What’s been the scariest moment so far?
The first day we brought him home from the hospital. It’s gotten less scary since then.

What is the cutest thing your son does?
He loves to correct me when I’m wrong. That’s been happening a lot lately. Also, apparently he has a girlfriend at school. He says they are getting married soon.

Finish this sentence: Fatherhood is kinda like: a chance to be a part of something great everyday.

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Name: 
Bradley and Io (5 years-old)

What’s the best, worst and funniest thing about being a dad?
Her falling asleep in my arms, her screaming in my ear, and her nick-naming me “Porky” (It’s short for porcupine, because of the “prickly kisses” she likes from my beard; ironic as I’m 6″ and 155 lbs)

Seriously cute stuff. Favorite things to do together.
Building toys: Magna-Tiles, LEGOs—you name it! But also, taking her on the bike, playing the piano, and “swimming.”

What is your daughter currently obsessed with?
Pikachu from Pokémon, Hayao Miyazaki movies, the song “Falling Slowly” from the movie (the play, if you ask her) Once.

Now that you’re a dad, do you view your father differently? 
Different eras. I became a father in my 40s, as did my father, but he was born in the 20s and I was in the 60s. So he was like Don Draper and I’m like Louis C.K., but still, I see some of him in everything I do now. My dad passed away at 57, when I was 18.

In retrospect, what advice would you give yourself as a dad?
Stick to your guns; they only pass this way once, so make it count.

What been the scariest moment as a dad? 
Io’s birth–premature and then complicated

What is the cutest thing your daughter does?
Improvised “scatting.” When she sings a melody she loves but can’t recall (or just doesn’t care for) the lyrics to.

Finish this sentence: fatherhood is kinda like: Nothing you can imagine

Photography by Tricia VanGessel