To celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, we have postponed our regular Meet the Mamas series to bring you a post from a Dad!
Please meet our inaugral Dad on mama mio, Rob McCalman!
Meet The Fathers: Rob McCalman
Hello mama mio fans! Nice to meet you all!
So here is a little bit about me! I am the right side of 30 and I’m currently working as the Head of Marketing. Last year I became a Dad for the first time to Roman who is now 8.5 months old. We spend as much time as we can doing family stuff, which includes trips out, days at the park, playing, reading stories and visiting family. We are also in the process of preparing for our first family holiday abroad – it’s very exciting but we are a bit apprehensive at the same time! 🙂
When I’m not at work or with Roman I will be found supporting my favourite football team – Manchester City!
What are the best things about being a Dad?
The best thing about being a Dad is the bursting feeling inside that you helped create this amazing little human being. Also, watching to see them develop is also amazing. Roman’s come so far already in the last 8 months and it will be exciting to continue watch him grow and develop his personality!
What’s the funniest things Roman has done (so far)?
He does funny things every day, and he has the most infectious smile! My favourite time of the day is opening the front door after a day at work, to see his face light up as I walk in! He’s an inquisitive little guy and he’s TRYING to be on the move all the time!
What are you doing to celebrate Father’s Day (or is it a surprise)?
It’s a surprise, but I will be spending part of the day with his Granddad as well. We are probably going to enjoy some food together as a family and whilst I’d like to say we will be spending some time in the summer sun that might not be possible because we live in Manchester, England.
What life lessons are you going to make sure you teach Roman?
I would say just do what makes you happy, and follow your dreams… And most importantly, do as your Mum tells you (I follow the same lessons as far as his Mum is concerned!)
Do you have any advice or tips for new fathers to be?
Just be there for your partner as much as possible during and after the birth. Nobody can describe what your partner has to go through in bringing this little bundle of joy in to your lives. Just do as much as you can for her, and reassure her that everything is going to be alright, and I promise that it will all be worth it!