Designer at Rapt Studio
Zuri (left) and Remi Estella (right)
What's the most surprising thing you've learned since becoming a dad?
"The most surprising thing I've learned is how much you could actually, and genuinely, love someone. It doesn't matter what kind of day I've had, coming home to my kids and wife is always the best part of every day. I couldn't picture my life not being a dad. I was young when the wife and I found out we were having a baby — 19, to be exact. Even at that age, I realized that family is really all that matters in my life. It's what keeps me going. They are my motivation."
What are some of your favorite kid-friendly places in the Bay?
"Zuri loves going to museums and going into Chinatown. We're also a big beach family — even though the water is cold as hell, Zuri will hop right on a surf board with me and paddle out. Then there's Remi, my 20-month-old. Whatever Zuri is doing, Remi is always six inches behind her."
What is the best thing about being a dad?
"The best thing about being a dad is having these little girls that you get to see grow, learn, and love every day. This might seem like a cliché, but they are my best friends. Zuri, my four-and-a-half-year-old, we go out on dates all the time and she is someone that I would hang with over anyone else in this world. She's the coolest little human you've ever met, that loves you more than anything, and is the most honest person in the entire world. She is so
happy to see me when I get home from work or wake up in the morning, and she laughs at all my dumb jokes."
What's one thing you wish you knew before becoming a dad?
"Nothing — is that weird? My wife and I have a lot of friends becoming parents and we always laugh at all these parenting books and classes people are taking — no offense to the people that do them, but it's because no amount of preparation can actually prepare you for what you are going to endure. I don't think there is a special formula, or class you need to attend, or book you need to read before becoming a dad. I feel like the most beautiful thing is when you leave the hospital with your new baby, the doctors aren't handing you a manual like How To Be A Good Dad For Dummies
. Who knows, maybe there is one."
Bronson pushing his kiddies around South Park in a sleek Bugaboo.