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Dad of the Week: Quadry Mills

Quadry Mills works as a police officer. He lives in Houston, Texas with his family! Every Dad of the Week answers the following questions, read on to learn more about Quadry and his family!

  • What was your first reaction when you found out that you were going to be a father?
    • I was in awe. Completely caught by surprise. At the same time I felt like I could handle it though. Happiness overcame me and all of a sudden I took a different type of pride in everything I did, as I knew I wasn’t doing it for only myself anymore. 
  • When you knew you were going to be a father, who or where did you turn to for advice?
    • Both of my parents only had all boys, so I turned to my 3 best friends who all have daughters as well, they told me because I was so good with their kids since they were all born, that they had no worries that I’d be an amazing father to a little girl. 
  • How would your kids describe you as a dad?
    •  Amazing, fun, hardworking, and funny.
  • What has been the largest challenge you have had in being a father?
    • Trying to make sure I make time for my daughter after long and difficult shifts at work overnight. There isn’t enough time in a day but I always make sure I spend time with my daughter even if it means only getting 3-5 hours of sleep a day. 
  • Looking back on your life as a father, what would you change if you could?
    • I don’t think I would change anything as a father. It hasn’t been that long for me(she will be 2 in June), so I think so far I’ve been doing great. At least that’s what my family and friends tell me. 
  • What do you do for fun with your children?
    • Go swimming, fun activities outside, make indoor fortresses, bonfires in the backyard at the firepit, play with the dogs, play tag, hide and seek, cook, do her hair, have movie nights
  • What advice would you give to other dads?
    • No matter how busy your day is, no matter how little sleep you get, make sure to spend quality time with your daughters, they will remember the quality of the time more than the quantity of time. Make sure you’re the one she wants to come to for anything she needs help or assistance with, listen to her, hold her close and love her. 
  • How have you come to balance fatherhood and outside life?
    • I like to involve my daughter in the things I like to do, I ride my motorcycle a lot and when it’s time to clean it or do maintenance on it, my daughter is right there helping(the little she can do lol). We cook together sometimes, and many other things. But I always involve her when it’s something she can do. 
  • What have been the most memorable experiences that you have had thus far as a father?
    • Potty training her, doing her hair, the first time she said Daddy without me telling her, her first steps, the first time she fell asleep on my chest and her first reaction to my motorcycle.

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