WALDEMAR CABRERA Mortgage Loan Officer
DAD TO ETHAN (10) AND CAMILA (3) What is the best part about being a dad?
The feeling of true and unconditional love – the type of love that only being a parent can inspire. (Not that I don’t truly love my wife, and my mom and my family…but with your kids it’s just different.)
What is the hardest part about being a dad?
The fact that you worry constantly, even when they’re completely fine. And also, having to saying “no” because its for their own good.
Do you have any special “dad” routines? I’m known as the breakfast king – so on the weekends, I make my signature pancakes and eggs, which are the kids’ favorite.
What is your most memorable “dad” moment?
IN THE WORDS OF WIFE, LAURA
Photos by SincerelyGone Photography and Nikki Rinc Photography.
"[Waldemar] has had his nails painted, had slumber parties with Minnie Mouse and Olaf... or busted into a 'floss' move with Ethan, just to see their smiles."
Holding Camila for the first time. She came after several attempts with IVF, and for a while there, we weren’t sure if we were going to be able to have her. Ethan came into my life when he was almost 2 years old, so I never got to experience the feeling of holding him as a newborn. I’ll never forget that feeling – there may have been ugly tears.
What is your funniest parent moment so far?
When Ethan was around 3 or 4 years old, he went on a huge Harry Potter kick. Around home, I’ve always been known as “Waldy” or “Papi,” so I don’t think Ethan ever knew my full name. One afternoon, Laura was trying to call me and I couldn’t hear her so after a few times of trying “Waldy,” she yelled out “Waldemar!” Ethan was in the hallway and came running out and said, “Mom! Don’t call him that…. he’s not the dark lord!” To this day we all remember the ‘Waldemort episode’ and laugh!
Do you have a special activity that you do with your kid(s)?
Camping is probably the biggest one. Laura had no interest in getting an RV, but I really wanted our kids to have these childhood memories of our camping in different places. GIGGLEMAGAZINE.COM | JUNE/JULY 2019
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