Kelvin Ho On The Joys of Fatherhood

Kelvin Ho
Kelvin wears: ACADEMY BRAND 'Hampton' shirt, $89.95, BEN SHERMAN slim stretch chinos, $119.95, and VEJA 'V-10' sneakers in extra white, $195. Henri wears: SEED HERITAGE T-shirt, $24.95, and jeans, $49.95. Harriette wears: MARLO 'Hydrangea' dress, $95.95, and CONVERSE sneakers, $80.

To celebrate Father’s Day, comedian, interior architect Kelvin Ho opens up about what it’s like to be a dad to Harriette, six, and Henri, four.

“The most unexpected joy of fatherhood is how much it changes your perception on the important things in life. My kids have taught me a sense of independence and freedom. We’re very nurturing and caring as parents, but we want to make sure that they have their own personalities. We want to give them the space to create their own lives. 

The most unexpected joy of fatherhood is how much it changes your perception on the important things in life.

Right now, Henri is into trains so he loves anything Thomas the Tank Engine or with wheels and tracks. Harriette loves arithmetic and learning. She’s a bit of an overachiever!

My favourite Father’s Day memory would be the ones that I had with my father, who I’ll have lunch with this year on Father’s Day. I would always build him something, like a model boat or a plane: some object that he could keep.

Creativity is the biggest thing in my world so I try to instill ideas around music, art and design in my children, too.”

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Image credit: Hugh Stewart