Tim Roumas works as a laborer for Kawasaki in Missouri where he is raising his incredible daughter.
1. What was your first reaction when you found out that you were going to be a father?
I was more excited than words can explain! I felt like my destiny was finally being fulfilled! Over 2 years later, and the feeling is exactly the same!
2. When you knew you were going to be a father of a daughter, who or where did you turn to for advice?
My ears were open to anyone who had a child. Knowing that every child is different, I wanted to soak up as much advice as possible.
3. How would your kids describe you as a dad?
Loving, goofy, fun, best friend, magic, and really good at hugs!
4. What has been the largest challenge you have had in being a father?
I was a stay-at-home dad for the first 17 and a half months. When her mother and I divorced, I had to get used to only being with my baby every other weekend.
5. Looking back on your life as a father, what would you change if you could?
Nothing. Good or bad, lessons were learned. I’d love for my daughter’s life to be nothing but sunshine, but I know the importance of learning to be strong and brave.
6. What do you do for fun with your daughter(s)
We love playing chase, counting everything, and trying to scare each other.
7. What advice would you give to other dads with daughters?
Treat her like a princess, keep her laughing, and don’t be embarrassed when she wants to make you pretty
8. How have you come to balance fatherhood and outside life?
I’m not sure that I have. I’m super proud to be a father. I love that my best friend is a two year old, and I never miss an opportunity to show off pictures of her.
9. What have been the most memorable experiences that you have had thus far as a father?
Watching her learn and figure stuff out is always impressive. But, my favorite memory is the day she was born. I felt like a new “me” was born that day. Every moment since then has been one that I will cherish.