Q&A With Dean McDermott

Q: What are your favorite activities to do with the kids one-on-one?
A: My favorite one-on-one activity with my son Jack is when we go to Sherman Oaks Castle [Park] and play mini golf and video games and eat junk food. Liam is my little sportsman. We love to get snacks and juice together and sit and watch hockey or American Motorcyclist Association or MotoGP racing. He loves to chant "Go, go, go!" for either sport.

My favorite thing with Stella is wading in the pool with her. She loves the water and goes crazy when she's in it.

Q: Are there any daily kid routines that you never miss out on (or try not to miss)?
A: I try to pick up or drop off Jack up at school every chance I get. It means so much to both of us as it was something I did from the moment he started school.

I try and get Liam ready for his day every morning. I love his beautiful, smiling, happy face when I go into his room in the morning. He's so happy. He inspires me every day.

I always try to wrestle and crawl with Stella in the playroom. She loves to mix it up with me and pull every single toy off the shelves.

Q: When did you first truly feel like a dad?
A: I first felt like a father when I was thrown up on, pooped on, and peed on—all in one day. It's an initiation into the Fathers' Club, and a feeling like no other.

 

Q: Do you handle situations differently now that you have kids?
A: I think I do handle situations differently now that I'm a dad. I used to have a real temper, but since meeting Tori and having more children, I've learned to calm down and relax, and think things through more—unless, of course, you mess with my kids or family. Then you'll feel the wrath of my Scottish temper.

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