Tyler Joseph is talking fatherhood!
“I’m a father of one. She’s a little over one year’s old. And one of the first things you have to do, as a parent before you even become a parent, is you have to name that kid,” he explained.
Find out what he said…
“Talk about the beginning of heavy decisions, that’s just the cusp of decisions you have to make as a parent. That’s number one. And so when someone is thinking about becoming a parent, becoming a mom or a dad or a guardian or whatever, and you start to feel like, oh my gosh, there’s all these decisions that need to be made, and I don’t know how I would ever be able to rise to that occasion, something happens when it happens,” he continued.
“And what I mean by that is I knew I wanted to name my daughter Rosie, but up until she was born, I was just so like, ‘Is that the right name? Is she going to like that name? Is she going to become that name? Is the name going to become her? How is it going to impact her decisions?’” he continued.
“People have this philosophy that your name can actually change the course of your future. And just that being the number one decision out of a infinite amount of decisions I have to make as a father, I was so worked up about, did I name her right? And then she was born, and something where I was like, ‘Oh, that’s Rosie. That’s her.’”
“Looking back, I remember that it was a tough decision, but now that the name is connected to the face, it’s like there was no other option. And a lot of the decisions that I make as a parent, that my wife and I make, we realize leading up to decision moment is the most stressful moment. But when the decision is made and you make a certain turn with them, you realize, ‘Oh, that’s just who they are. That’s who it always was going to be.’ And it really starts to take the pressure out of becoming a parent. And so leading up to being a parent, it is the most constricting, stressful thing, but when it happens, something clicks,” he concluded.
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