Celebrity dads dish out their experiences
Posted Sunday, June 17 2012 at 00:00
Sons: Sanare Kwikiriza (4 years) and Kasheija Kwikiriza (2 years)
I was actually hoping for a son as the first born and I really didn’t care what the second born would be.
I was in the delivery room with my wife for the first born and was there throughout the entire labour period and it’s a very humbling experience.
When my second born came I was in Uganda and failed to get a flight on time.
Being a father changed my perception in life completely and I now know that I have a bigger purpose than being the best man I can be.
I now want to raise those men to be the best they can be and it’s all on me. What I do in public is in the public and my home life is my home life although I try to set a good example.
I never spend Father’s Day in any special way because I never know it’s here until it’s here. My sons like football and all basic boys’ games. They also love to swim and when the weather agrees, we get to hit the pool.
Daughter: Ailah (Months)
Three years before my daughter’s birth, I had lost my first child before he had even had the chance to live.
Therefore, to even say that witnessing Ailah’s birth was the happiest feeling I have ever experienced doesn’t quite do it justice.
To be responsible for bringing forth something so tender and indescribably lovely is a great honour to say the least.
The thought of being a father was as rewarding for me as it was scary.
It has instilled an unprecedented sense of responsibility in me and evolved me from a selfish individual to a selfless caretaker.
Everything I do revolves around providing for her. From diapers, education and other things that mirror the type of dad I want to be to my little girl.
Ailah’s entry into my life has completely changed how I conduct myself.