Jeremy Smith has been a long time friend, fan and supporter of the Modern Day Dads pages. He is a dedicated father, avid skateboarder and he works with adults with special needs in addition to caring for his kids. He is a dude that is just so stoked on life and being a dad that it is contagious. One of the most positive folks you could ever want to know. It is my pleasure to be able to share this feature with an all around great guy and rad dad, Jeremy Smith.
1. Tell us about what you do, who you are, and how you balance your career with being a dad?
I work with adults with specials needs, I’m a skateboarder and horror movie junkie.
Being a dad is the best! My little boy has Down syndrome and he’s the most rad kid ever! He’s always down for a fun adventure and he loves going out to the skatepark/skating around the city having fun, he just loves to be out having a blast and a good time! He doesn’t let having a disability affect him, he’s always happy and smiling and he has a heart of gold! He loves books/magazines, so if you see him coming hide your magazines!! Hahaha
My little girl is the best, she loves her big brother!! She is always down for anything fun! She loves going on fun adventures with her rad Mom and me, she loves making card board houses, playing with her cousins and having fun riding her scooter/skateboard. She’s the best!
2. What does being a modern-day dad mean to you?
Being a modern day has it challenges but that’s all part of being a modern day dad and I like the challenges that come with it.
My kids play with their tablets and love to watch YouTube videos but me and their mom don’t let them get too attached to them! They love to be outside, playing, running around at the park/skatepark and our daughter loves to build card board houses and lets her imagination run wild! Our son loves to play with leaves, the grass, the sand, he’s all for being outside!
3. How did becoming a father change your life?
It didn’t change it! It’s just made life better…and more fun! I am a big kid at heart! Our kids keep us young! Now we never have to grow up! Hahahahah
4. Whats the greatest part about being a dad?
Seeing them accomplish their goals and never giving up they keep trying and trying until they get it! And Their smiles everything! Is rad about being a dad!
5. Can you share a funny story about being a father?
When my daughter was 2/3 months old I got up to use the bathroom and I felt around the bed to see if my son was anywhere on our bed and I did not feel him on the bed. As soon as I got up he jumped out of the corner of the bed and onto my back and I am swinging him all over the room trying to figure what the hell is going on! Meanwhile, he’s laughing his ass off having the time of his life!! Hahahahahah
A funny story my daughter told her mom a few weeks ago; “mommy I am going to the moon.” “okay what time will you be back at?” “In a little bit.” “okay be careful. “Mommy I will it’s just pretend!” Hahahahahah
6. What advice can you give any new father out there?
Just keeping being rad dads, and enjoy every moment you get with your kids! Let your kids be themselves, and don’t always think you are right! Always listen to your kids, and keep being rad modern day dads.
Thanks so much dude! I really appreciate you taking the time to do this feature and keep on being a Rad Dad!
Thank for having me Modern Day Dads, thanks to Chely for being a rad modern day mom to our kids, and thank you to Dj and all my good friends at kings well for always being rad! And always being rad to my two rad kids and my good bud Agustin for always being rad and always going on fun adventures with us!!