Rohan Taylor, Chief Operating Officer
What do you love most about being a dad?
The endless entertainment my girls provide and their absolute disinterest in having anything resembling a serious conversation that lasts longer than three minutes! Also that they refer to the 1980’s and 1990’s as “back in the olden days when you were a kid, dad”.
What’s the hardest part about being a dad?
Wondering if I’m doing enough to help them find their way through this whole being a kid and growing up thing.
What is one of your fondest memories of fatherhood?
Pancake Sundays. It started off with me making pancakes on Sunday’s when the girls were little. Now the girls have kicked me out, make the batter, set the table, cut strawberries, lemon, put out sugar, cook up the pancakes and love it. I still have to do the dishes though. That’s next on the list to palm off!
What’s the craziest/funniest thing your child has done on your watch?
Well, there is a difference between what I think is funny compared to Mum! When Mum says “What were you thinking?”, it usually means Dad has been having fun with the girls. My favourite would have been Adele when she was 2 and we were on a plane. She said “I need poo”, hopped out of her aisle seat, pulled down her pants and nappy, squatted down in the aisle and got ready for business. We stopped her in the nick of time. I can still remember the looks on the other passengers faces!
How has coffee helped you through fatherhood?
There was a period where we didn’t have a full night sleep for 18 months. If I had my blood tested it would have come back as 50% caffeine/ 50% blood. Aside from oxygen, it was the next most important element for survival. Now coffee helps me to look interested at 7am standing on the sidelines in the cold and rain when it’s netball season and game time!