Our 438th Dad in the Limelight is Larry Iterrante. I want to thank Larry for being a part of this series. It has been great getting connected with him and now sharing him with all of you.
1) Tell me about yourself, (as well as how you are in the limelight for your readers knowledge)
Hi my name is Larry Interrante. I am a 48 year old dad. Yes I am an older dad but who cares . I write a blog called, Life with PC on Blogger. com. I just started writing the blog because I thought it would be fun and hopefully help other dads.
2) Tell me about your family
I have been married for 14 years to my wonderful wife Kate who puts up with me every day and I have a 2 year old son named Peter Christopher .That’s where the PC comes from on my blog. I work for the New York City Police Department as a Bookkeeper . I have been employed there for 24 years. We live in Queens, NY.
3) What has been the largest challenge you have had in being a father?
Trying to balance career and family life. It is so difficult because you have to work in order to survive and you also need to be there physically and mentally for your family.
4) What advice to would you give to other fathers
Many people will give you advice sometimes it is good to listen to and sometimes the advice won’t work for you. Every child is different. So what might work for one might not work for another. Always be positive and do the best you can with each and every situation.
5) How have you come to balance parenthood and outside life?
I try to have a life outside of parenthood. I get together with other dads for an evening to hang out. Sometimes I just want time to myself and if that means being in the bathroom for a half an hour its because I’m just relaxing. You also must spend some time with your spouse alone. We don’t get date night enough but when we do we enjoy it.
6) What have you learned from the fathers that you have interacted with?
That you are never alone. Each one of us have gone through different stages with our children and we are here to help support other dad during those processes.
7) What else would you share regarding you experiences as a father thus far?
It is very hard work and I enjoy every bit of it. But it is most rewarding when you see your child flourish and hit milestones that you help them accomplish.
8) What has been the most memorable experiences that you have thus far as a parent?
The first most memorable experience so far has been the day my son was born. I use to sing to him Twinkle Twinke Little Star when he was in utero. He knew that I was his father by my voice. He smiled while I was holding him and singing this that first day of his born life.
If you have any questions for Larry, please leave a comment here and I will make sure that he gets them so that he may be able to respond!