This week’s featured dad is Adam Gertsacov.
He lives in the Edgewater area of Chicago.
Adam is a professional clown & blogger/stay at home dad with 1 kid.
What is your favorite children’s book, and why?
When my son was very small, it was The Monster At The End of This Book, because it’s so clever, and I got to do the voices. Right now we are making our way through Harry Potter (we’re on Book 5), and although he’s an excellent reader, I’m reading it to him because I get to do the voices!
What is your favorite thing about being a dad?
Watching my son figure out the world. Not too long ago, we had a house guest who arrived when both my son and I weren’t home, and that same day my wife had already left for a business trip. The next morning, my son says, “Where is Auntie Christina? Where did she sleep?” I asked him where he thought she slept. “Well, since mom isn’t here, with you!” Because in his world, the rule is that adults sleep together! I love seeing him applying kid logic to the world and figuring it out!
How has being part of Chicago Dads Group been good for you?
I like the community of guys. When my son was younger, I was going to NYC Dad’s group because I had questions. Now I am going more to hang out with my peers.