Single dad Tusshar Kapoor is the master of changing diapers, feeding and burping! Here's proof
“The duties typically performed by a mom came very naturally to me," shares Tusshar Kapoor as his son Laksshya nears his first birthday
New dad Tusshar Kapoor just can't get enough of his little bundle of joy. He spends most of his waking hours taking care of Laksshya and doing his daily chores and in his free time he reads up on baby care.
No wonder then he has finally mastered the art of buying clothes, changing nappies and feeding, by his own admission.
The Golmaal actor who became a father via surrogacy in June last year celebrated his first Mother's Day with his son. And it was particularly special for him because as he admits, he is both a mother and a father to Laksshya.
"Life feels complete now"
So needless to say, the single-father was over the moon talking about his son and his own parenting duties.
“Life feels complete now. It’s a very special Mother’s Day, as I’m both a mother and a father. Also, because it’s close to Laksshya’s first birthday," he shared with a leading daily.
“The duties typically performed by a mom came very naturally to me. Buying clothes, changing nappies or feeding — I’ve really mastered all. Thankfully, my son doesn’t cry at all at night, wakes up for his feed and then sleeps again," Kapoor added.
"I didn’t want to wait any longer"
He also admitted that while many questioned him about his plans to become a father, he knew it was the right time.
"All doubts were totally drowned by the confidence that I had and the clarity that this is how I want to continue. It was high time and I didn’t want to wait any longer. This clarity drove me into it and everything fell into place,” he said adding that his family was his greatest strength and they were completely on-board.
Even though Tusshar admittedly has hired help for his son, he is particular about being completely hands-on.
A hands-on single dad
“I’m not a party animal or somebody who is out all the time. If I’m not shooting, I’m so happy being at home with my son. So that’s become my lifestyle. Though I still go out, I don’t have late nights and that’s a sacrifice that I’ve made. That’s a choice that I’ve made, as I want to wake up early for him. I do go for movies, my shoots and thankfully everything had fallen into place. So life hasn’t changed but has become more complete," shared the 40-year-old actor who us back to work with the third installment of the Golmaal franchise.
Even though Kapoor makes it sound easy, being a single parent can be quite challenging. You will need all the help you can get. And if you are planning to move on in this direction, ask yourself these three questions.
They will help you make an informed decision about being a single parent and how that can affect your babies.
3 questions you must ask before becoming a single parent
- Am I up for the challenge? If your answer is 'yes,' you're moving in the right direction. The fact is that parenthood is the most difficult challenge you will undertake and that's true even if you were married. There is a lot at stake including your own personal vision for your life as well as that of your kids'.
- Am I financially ready? Irrespective of whether you are married or planning to become a single parent, finances play an important role when it comes to having a child. From medical to education, you will cater for everything on your own.
- Will I be enough for my kid? When your kid grows up he/she may have questions about the other parent, if at all. Plus, if you live in a country like India, you'll have to face societal pressures. But know that a well-balanced child who has the attention of his single parent who doesn't play the victim can actually end up not asking such questions. Because you are their role models.
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