Modern Dad: Holman Wang

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We're surveying some of the coolest guys we know about life as a modern dad.

Name: Holman Wang, lawyer turned children’s writer / illustrator
Kids: Cici (3.5) and Felix (22 months)
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Find me online: mycozyclassics.com

1. My favorite toy from childhood: Oh, I loved me my Atari.

2. A myth about modern dads: That we like doing housework any more than the previous generation of dads. There’s just more household disharmony now if we don’t do our share. 

3. My favorite children's book: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Great rhymes, great images, great message.

4. A song I'll be really bummed if my kids don't end up loving: If my kids tell me “If You Really Love Me” by Stevie Wonder is just for old fogies, I’ll be reaching for a giant tub of chocolate ice cream.

5. A website or blog I visit regularly: Huffington Post. I just can’t shake the infotainment addiction.

6. A product I would recommend to another dad: Dental floss. Really. Start ‘em early, and you’ll save yourself a world of grief later.

7. A question I hope my kids never ask me: Dad, can you check me into rehab?

8. My favorite way to spend a few hours with my kids: Just hanging around in the backyard on a sunny day, especially if there is a cheap kiddie pool involved.

9. A parenting trick that works for me and not for my wife: Speaking in Chinese. My wife is picking up a few words here and there, but has a long way to go!

10. My parenting superpower: Bad juggling. The balls don’t stay in the air long—just long enough to produce beaming smiles.

Thanks Holman!


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