Parenting Q&A with Bryan Baeumler

Host of Leave it to Bryan, master contractor-slash-superdad Bryan Baeumler has seen it all: home renovations gone wrong, spaces brought back from the brink of disaster, and dirty diapers extraordinaire. Here, a few words from the source about his journey through parenthood.

How many kids do you have?
Quintyn Werner, 7; Charlotte Anne, 5; Lincoln Wolfgang, 1½ and our fourth is due December 13!

Did/do you do diapers?
Of course! Just like tiling, I try not to get any mud on my hands.

Good cop or bad cop?
Usually the good cop...

The one thing no one ever told me about parenting (but I wish they had)

It’s unbelievably heartbreaking to see one of your little ones sick or hurt.

How did becoming a dad change your life?
It really put life into perspective. It taught me to leave my work at the office.

Tell us about one of your proudest moments as a dad

I always walk around the hospital with each baby showing them off to the nurses, repeatedly saying, “Isn't this the most beautiful baby you've ever seen?” I'm sure they had never heard that before!

Time for a plug. What's your dream Father's Day gift?

To be honest, there's not much on my want list... but if we're talking dream, sleep in until noon, then unwrap a black Lamborghini Gallardo LP5604 Cabriolet.

And, time to get real - what are you most likely to receive instead?

A 6 a.m. wake-up call, cold eggs in bed with ketchup on the comforter, tons of screaming/laughing/crying, a box of hedgehogs that the kids eat, and a lazy day playing with the whole family. In other words, a perfect day.

Any parting words of wisdom for fellow dads out there?

Remember that your kids are always watching and listening, and that you'll always be their hero no matter what, so lead by example.

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