La Guardia Cross is a musician, artist, and new father hilariously documenting the sleepless roller-coaster ride between him and his cute baby daughter Amalah. With over 4.6 million YouTube channel views and a few viral hits, their web series “New Father Chronicles” has caught the attention of the Huffington Post, Today.com, Buzzfeed, Parenting Magazine, News One, and various media outlets. La Guardia uses comedy to relate to families and Amalah uses cuteness to brainwash adult minds.
Every father has his story. This is a small glimpse into La Guardia Cross's.
1. Sometimes, the connection to fatherhood is not immediate. Was it for you? And if not, was there a moment that you really felt, "Woah. I'm a dad."
Hearing my wife say "I'm pregnant" while I stood with her in the bathroom...that was my "Woah. I'm a dad. B-b-but but but" moment. It was an unexpected and early blessing. By the time she was born, I was much more prepared in a "I've never done this before" sense.
This mini human was so delicate. I stared at her for a really really really really long time. It was amazing to witness. The sense of responsibility is what came immediately.
2. What has been easier than you thought it would be? How about harder?
Changing a diaper, clothes, and bathing was a lot easier. Dealing with the cries of a colicky baby and losing sleep...that was hard to adjust to.
3. What kids book would you read a million times out loud in a row? What book are you actually have to read a million times out loud in a row? How about songs?
We've read Dr. Seuss, Nursery Rhymes, others, but the main thing we do is talk to her and sing made up songs. She'll have full babble conversations with us and now she's trying to sing too. My wife likes singing the Barney Song and I'm a little tea pot. I like making up songs about her. There's no one thing she's stuck with...yet.
4. What traditions are you excited to carry on with your daughter?
Creating. I want her to believe in and try out her own ideas, whatever they might be. Sleeping through the night is another tradition we'd like to carry on with her. Eating from one's own plate as well.
5. Being a dad makes me feel _____________________.
Soft. I cried when I heard a certain song that I won't mention...and it's because of her. (Don't tell anybody).
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