Kapuso actor and businessman Dingdong Dantes believes his child Ziggy should experience playing outdoors and know what it is like to enjoy old school games.
Dantes expressed these thoughts as he shared with fans and subscribers his son’s first moments in a swing, as seen on his Instagram page yesterday, February 21, where he posted photos of Ziggy with his mother, the ‘actress Marian Rivera.
“I couldn’t help but document his first swing attempt since birth. Wala pa kasi siyang, one year old, nung nagsimula ang lockdown (he was not even a year old when the lockdown started), ”he said. “At first, may takot pero dahil andiyan si Mama, he became comfortable, eventually (At first I have some fears but since Mama has been here he has become comfortable, eventually).”
For him, nothing can be happier than seeing his son get dirty while playing.
“What a joy to see him explore playing in an open space and getting his hands dirty and on the floor. Wala by ring tatalo in the old school to develop the development of a game (Nothing beats old school games that help shape a child’s development), ”he noted. “How I wish we could go back to these outdoor activities and have the opportunity for our children to play freely with other children.”
Dantès also believes that “instead of comparing the past to the present reality, it is our duty to recreate the values of these” experiences “even within the limits of our own homes”.
“All it takes is a little creativity and imagination, no matter the size of our ‘best worlds’,” said Dantès.
Dantes understands that given the realities of the new normal, everyone must be extra careful. He recalled his high school teacher, a certain Ron Capinding, who said: “Lahat puwede, pero hindi lahat dapat. (Everything can be done, but not everything has to be done.)
Dantes and Rivera married in 2014. A year later, their first baby was born, Zia. Four years later, their second child, son Ziggy, was born in the war. JB