Tim Ross On What His Kids Have Taught Him

Tim Ross
Tim wears: COUNTRY ROAD chambray shirt, $99.95, and slim stretch chinos in pale stone, $99.95. Bugsy wears: SEED HERITAGE shirt, $39.95, and TOMMY HILFIGER jeans, $99.95. Bobby wears: ACADEMY ROOKIE shirt, $54.95, and DAVID JONES pants, $44.95.

The comedian, radio and TV host opens up about fatherhood.

To celebrate Father’s Day, comedian, radio and TV host, and design aficionado Tim Ross opens up about what it’s like to be a dad to Bugsy, eight and Bobby, five. 

“Becoming a dad was truly the first time I felt useful. It’s given me purpose and a love that I didn’t understand existed. That, and I had no idea how happy it would make me to see my boys in matching tracksuits.

My kids have taught me patience and, “it wasn’t my idea. It just happened.” I’ve also discovered that it’s futile trying to have a work call with kids in the car.

Becoming a dad was truly the first time I felt useful. It’s given me purpose and a love that I didn’t understand existed.

Spending time with them often involves simple things like asking them to come to the supermarket. As a family, we find it just as fulfilling as the other things we do, like kicking a footy, and going to galleries, museums or the zoo.

My first Father’s Day with Bugsy was about as special as it gets. I love the day because it means a moment of relaxation. I don’t feel any pressure to have to do anything.

Adding colour to my world means finding space and taking time to think, create, listen, love and reflect.”

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Image credit: Hugh Stewart