Father to Kinga and Wolfe, funny man Merrick Watts tells us about life as the biggest kid in his family…
Merrick wears BLAZER Polo and shorts
Myer: Do you think you’re the biggest kid in your family?
Merrick Watts: Sadly you know you’re the biggest kid in the family when your 7 year old catches you in the fridge drinking from the carton and says “Dad, you should know better!” I’m only kidding, that never happened. It was my 4 year old!
M: What do you love doing most with your kids?
MW: I love doing anything with my kids, but cooking is something we do almost every weekend. On Saturdays we make Jelly ( I know, total Master Chef right?). Kinga is the official ‘Taste tester’ to ensure quality control prior to refrigeration. The 3 of us also love making gnocchi. For the kids it’s a play dough experience, for dad, it’s a carbohydrate dream waiting to happen.
M: What’s surprised you most about fatherhood?
MW: Fatherhood changes your priorities, you become less selfish. I love my kids and will support every decision they make through their lives as long as that decision involves supporting the Collingwood Football Club! That is not negotiable.
M: Has being a dad given you a different perspective on life?
MW: Every father’s perspective changes after the birth of their children. Wolfe was an easy birth ( says the person not doing the actual birthing) but Kinga’s birth was complicated and risky and afterwards I appreciated what I had more than any other time in my life.
M: Any tips for new dads this Father’s Day?
MW: Advice for first time dads? If this is your first father’s day, congratulations, now you can wear slippers wherever you like including the supermarket, and… all of your ‘bad’ jokes now become ‘dad’ jokes – Winning!
Have a great day lads, it only gets better!
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