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Bright Babyhood’s Parent of the Month, July 2012

Ujitha is an operations manager who lives in Sharjah with his wife and two precious sons – four and a half years old Iliya Lionel, and one year and three month old Armin Marcellus.

Ujitha is a doting and devoted father who  is extremely involved in all facets of his children’s lives – from being their best friend to being someone they can count on as well as idolize and adore.  In fact Ujitha’s wife dubbed him as their children’s ‘second mummy’. Ujitha puts the needs of his children before his own and certainly takes the challenge of parenthood very seriously.

Meet Ujitha Dassanayake – Bright Babyhood’s Parent of the Month for July 2012:

BB: Describe yourself in 3 words.

UD: Patient, unperturbed and kindhearted

BB: Describe your best day ever with your children.

UD: That’s a tough one, because everyday presents a unique prospect to go absolutely crazy with them. But it would have to be any given weekend (we call it the Gubberrific weekend), when my wife so foolishly hands over full responsibility to me!

BB: What is the most rewarding thing about being a father?

UD: Kids are like a magical pill to unburden the most tiresome of days. The selfless bond of love is nothing like I have or will experience in my life. Finally, I get to re-live my childhood – “Honey, I promise the PS3 is for the kids”.

BB: What qualities should a good father possess?

UD: Three words Patience,patience,patience; The ability to teach right from wrong in a way your children understand and not just say “No! don’t do that” or “No You cant have that”; the ability to alleviate the “fear” of having to spend time alone with your kids.

BB: What is your favorite local spot to hang out with your children?

UD: Aquaplay, Mirdiff city center.

BB: What is your favorite children’s product?

UD: Anything that I can enjoy as well.

BB: What are your hopes and dreams for your children?

UD: That they pursue their own dreams and achieve them no matter what they are and no matter who stands in the way; that they do a great service for the betterment of humanity; that they never forget the sacrifices of their mother.

BB: Do you have any advice for new fathers?

UD:We are on Earth to ensure the continuity of life. A fathers job begins at the birth of your child. Never take it for granted, never shy away from affection or responsibility. Live everyday as if it were your last and most of all live for your children.


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