Name: Bronx Mowgli Wentz
Date of Birth: November 20, 2008
Parents: Peter Wentz & Ashlee Simpson
♥Bronx weighed 7 lbs 11 oz and measured 20.5 inches long at birth
♥According to daddy Pete, his middle name “Mowgli” was chosen because it was a “cool name” and it was a character in The Jungle Book, a movie that Pete and Ashlee first bonded over.
♥ In April, Bronx debuted a short new ‘do. This marked the first haircut for the adorable preschooler, who was known for his long curly hair.
♥ This year, mom Ashlee states that Bronx is asking for the Skylanders SWAP Force video game and keys.
“I’m spending the holidays with him. His birthday is coming up on the 20th, so we’re in birthday mode. He’s got the best birthday because it’s right before the holidays, so it’s like extra gifts!” – mama Ashlee on her sweet son.
“I feel like we both realize that we’re parents and we’re in it for our kid (Bronx). That’s made it really easy,” he said. “I feel like, as a mom, she’s awesome. She’s an awesome mom and we get along really well when it comes to our kid now.” – papa Pete on co-parenting with his ex-wife.
“Motherhood is the most fantastic experience I have ever been thru. Bronx makes me laugh and smile everyday!” – mama Ashlee on her only child.
“Being a parent informs whatever art you’re making in a way you’d never even know. You never stop to think that you’re going to spend every waking, breathing moment in some way thinking about your kid. Obviously, it influences the things you do in these kind of microwaves. All of a sudden, different things become cool. Like, ‘Oh, it’d be really cool to go on Yo Gabba Gabba! or Sesame Street.’ You want to do all of these things all of a sudden.” – papa Pete on how fatherhood has changed his approach to songwriting and has influenced his career.
“Having a child has definitely taught me patience on a whole new level, which is a really important lesson for me to have learned in life. I don’t know what my threshold was before, I’m not even really sure. But I realize that everything else isn’t so important. At times when I would find myself being, like, “Ugh, why can’t they just get the Starbucks faster!” now, I’ll just sit back and wait. It’s a really good thing for me to have learned. In this industry, you can definitely get caught up in thinking you are the most important person, no matter what.” – Pete on fatherhood.