David from Potty Adventures talks to us about his love for the outdoors and how it’s a big way for him and the family to unwind in this edition of Who’s Your Daddyo?
There are loads of Dad’s out there. All of us came in part from one. All Dad’s are bonded by the common factor of experiencing fatherhood. For some of us, it bonds us. Despite this similarity, most of us are quite different, whether it be profession, hidden talent, parenting style, etc., we all tick differently. This feature, Who’s Your Daddyo & What Does He Do? features a different Dad each time, each filling out and answering the same questions.
Name: David Mellor
Location: North Wales
Current Gig/Job/Way of Spending Your Day:
I’m an English teacher by day, toddler and baby tamer by night and avid adventurer at weekends.
Number of kids: I’ve got 2 kids, Jesse, aged 3 and Amelie, aged 1. Jesse is an over dramatic, fun-loving, cautious loon (in the nicest possible sense). Amelie is a strong-headed, loving ball of cuteness with the temper of a very angry thing (her mother/my wife)
One word that best describes how you Dad: Adventurous.
What’s your favorite thing about being a Dad?
What every day thing are you better at than everyone else (doesn’t have to be Dad related)?
What do you do that makes your kids think you’re a super hero/super dad?
Jesse who is 3 and recently started ski lessons watched a YouTube video of me skiing in Italy last month and he was amazed. I also regularly play the part of Luke Skywalker in our usual living room theatrics and remind them both often that I have Jedi powers. A little fibbing never hurt anyone, right? Amelie, who is 1, just sees me as giant who throws her up in the air quite often. She laughs and in amongst her baby babble I’m pretty sure I heard her say ‘my hero’.
What centers you when the kids are acting up?
Nat, my wife, definitely. She has the patience of a saint where I’m more of a bottle of coke with a mento thrown in.
What’s your favorite way to unwind?
What’s your best Dad-related tip?
Go with the flow and always expect the unexpected.
What is your favorite Dad story?
Fill in the blank: I’d love to see DIYDaddy answer these same questions.
Think you may be in luck on that one David!