Thursday, 4 January 2018

Dads Hall of Fame - 11 Dan Cross

We're Kicking off 2018 with another inclusion to our Badass Dad Clan Dads Hall of Fame, give it up for Badass Dad Dan Cross!

Dan and Lucy
Tell us more about the warrior Dan Cross:

I'm Dan, 38, I'm a proud husband and dad of two, Lucy my wife is a rock for all of us, then we have Erin my eldest, she is 10 and will one day be a very a strong women, she is very strong willed and knows her own mind. This leaves us with my son Caleb who is 7 and is severely autistic, but continues to amaze us every day and just started to say a few words.

For a living I look after a sales team at a company called chameleon codewing, they sell after market vehicle accessories like dash cams and hands free kits to the trade, it pays the bills and I work with a great bunch people.

Caleb and Dan

What is your favourite father/child activity or hobby?

Our passion at home is mostly judo, I voluntarily run a club in Colchester called Flying Dragons judo club and help out another club in Colchester too.

What would you say is the greatest challenge of being a father?

My sons autism is probably the hardest thing we have to deal with as family, but we are lucky, he smiles, he's happy and it must be much harder for him than us.

Kickass Kids

What is your most treasured moment with your child/children so far?

Seeing both my kids on the judo mat, is probably one of most proudest moments of of being a dad, seeing them progress and learn through life is great.

 Knowing what you know now, is there anything you would do differently as a parent?

I really don't think I would change or regret anything in my life, what we have done in the past is what has made us today.

Dan, Erin and Caleb hanging out

What advice would you give to new first time fathers?

As parents or just simply human beings, we have up days and down days, you are entitled to have them, you've just gotta ride the storms and appreciate the good times.

Dan and Family

What do you have to say about Badass Dad Clan?

Finally! I'm on the fringes of the Badass Dad clan, but slowly coming through and enjoying what everyone else is uploading, I know some of the dads already and they are decent blokes and will have to talk to them about meeting up with the rest of the clan

Thanks for joining us Dan, We love getting to know our Badass Dads better and hearing their stories, you are without a doubt an amazing Dad and we're proud to have you as part of the Badass Dad Clan family, keep up the good work buddy!