Dad wants smiles for Father’s Day
BIG smiles and lots of giggles are all Warwick first-time dad Sam Benz wants for Father's Day this Sunday.
And five-month-old Jordan seemed only to happy to oblige when the Daily News visited the family yesterday.
TV and nights out don't seem as interesting to Mr Benz, who said his son provides all the entertainment he needs.
“You don't realise how you change until you have a baby. I now spend my time here, instead of with friends or at work.”
Jordan's mum Chloe Slatter said her fiancé made a great dad, “because he does anything to make Jordan laugh.”
“He plays with him, hangs out with him, shows him what a barbecue and a soccer ball are – he just spends time with him,” she said.
Mr Benz is a trainee accountant with Blue Chip Accounting, originally from Allora, he moved to Warwick with Ms Slatter a year ago.
Jordan's first smiles and first attempt at solids were two of his happiest memories so far.
“You never tire of the smiles,” he said.
“His first shot at eating solids was a bit tricky, but then he really took to it.”
Mr Benz said he tried to be a good father by spending time at hope and helping his fiancée but all he really wants to do for his family is to be the best provider he can be.
“I want for Jordan to always be happy, see him smiling, give him a safe roof over his head and food and look after him.”
On Sunday the family will visit the two granddads to wish them happy Father's Day and Mr Benz said he'd noticed some changes in his own dad since becoming one himself.
“I think my dad's able to be a bit less responsible now and I'm the one that has to be responsible.
“Having children makes you appreciate more what my parents went through to make sure I had a good life.”
Jordan's routine is slightly out of sync at the moment as his first teeth come in and he struggles to sleep.
Despite the hard work for both mum and dad, the couple say they are keen to have more children in the future.