I like Omar Epps. I like his character on “House” and don’t think he’s really such a hard person in real life. In fact, I think he’s probably pretty cool.
He recently did an interview with WebMd and here is his take on fatherhood.
On the most exciting part of fatherhood:
To see them learn something and to really see them go from zero to past zero.
On what he has learned from his children, daughter Aiyanna Yasmine,9, daughter K’marie,4, and son Amir,19 months:
I have learned to keep my innocence. I am an artist, so I have it in me to find the wonder in life. My kids are also pretty disciplined and determined. If they set their mind to do something, they will accomplish it and that is pretty admirable.
On his tips for new dads:
When it comes to parenting, there are many books and a lot of helpful things, but nothing can really prepare you. Once you are driving that ship, it’s the hardest, yet greatest job in the world.
On who wakes up in the middle of the night to attend to the kids:
It’s tough. When I work, my wife sleeps in the one year old’s room. My hours are too crazy and I can’t deal with midnight wake ups, so we make do.
On balancing work and home life:
I feel blessed to do what I love and be able to make a living and take care of my family. It has been a great ride so far, so it’s kind of easy to find a balance.
It sounds like he’s got it all worked out. I bet his wife can’t wait for the little one to start sleeping through the night.
*** I was just searching for a picture of him and read that his birthday is the exact same as mine. So, of course he’s going to be awesome.***