Having recently celebrated his first Father’s Day since the birth of his “little prince” Julian, R&B crooner Robin Thicke says that fatherhood feels “wonderful.”
“I was really excited when I found out I was going to be a father because I got the right lady,” Robin tells Vibe. “I’ve been wanting to be a dad for a while. Fatherhood feels wonderful. It feels like a family. Once you leave the house as a teenager you don’t really feel what it’s like to have a family because you’re always with friends so it feels good to feel that sense of family again.”
Robin, who is married to actress Paula Patton, does admit to feeling a few first time dad nerves.
“Right now my biggest fear is dropping him. When he gets older I’ll be afraid of everything else but fear is good because it makes you wake up and try. I need it as fuel. I just hope that I can stay as cool and calm as my father has all these years. I’m learning patience with [Julian]. You have to be really patient with a baby as they go through everything they need to go through to grow. So patience is the biggest thing.”
Looking forward, the Magic singer says he’s already thinking about what lessons he hopes to pass on to his baby boy.
“I plan on making sure I discuss everything with him. I want him to know about stuff and to feel like he won’t be uncomfortable talking to me…. I think the right balance between discipline and unconditional love is the key to fatherhood.”
Robin and Paula welcomed their son Julian in April.