Private Practice star Taye Diggs recently sat down with Good Housekeeping to talk about being a father to his 1-year-old son Walker. Here are snippets from the interview in which Taye reveals how he balances being a dad and a husband to his wife, actress and singer Idina Menzel.
I never thought I’d be caught… doing the grunt work — stroller in one hand and diaper bag in the other. I always thought I’d have everything worked out, but when you’re in it, you’re not thinking about looking cool.
The most challenging part of being a dad is... the lack of sleep.
The most rewarding part of being a dad is... when he smiles, it’s as if he’s blessing us. We’re the parents and should be the ones in control, but he’s the little prince, and we feel like we’re waiting on him.
My definition of romance is… after you’ve been together for so long and had kids, you’ve done all the stereotypical romantic stuff — chocolate and flowers. It becomes what’s valuable to the other person in that moment, which for my wife is giving her a break — like, by handling bath time.
My favorite family ritual is… singing. We sing to Walker; we’re always making up songs — about poop, snot, the car seat. We’re both musical people, and my mother raised [my siblings and me] with songs about brushing our teeth, so that’s definitely something that’s being handed down.