‘ I’m my daddy’s best birthday present’

My daddy, Laurence Roch, has curly hair which he tries to straighten every morning with the hair-dryer. Daddy is 44 years old and his birthday is the same as mine – August 25. He says I was his best ever birthday gift.  

My daddy is cool because he likes to watch cartoons and children’s programmes with me. He never forgets to take me to Disney On Ice shows and other children’s movies. He can even rap to Eminem’s songs. 

Daddy is also a “fixer-upper” because he can fix anything that is broken or spoilt, especially my toys. He also takes care of all my pet fish and terrapins. I love helping my daddy give the terrapins and hamsters a bath (when the hamsters were alive). Daddy likes to call them his “little fellas”.  

Last year, I went with Daddy to Sunway Lagoon on Father’s Day and had a wonderful time on all the rides. He never gets tired of spending time with me, even if it’s to do the most kiddish things. The trick is to not act all grown-up in front of your kid all the time because that just spoils all the fun!  

Have a Happy Father’s Day, Dad! (Laurence Roch is the country manager of Valtra Furniture Designs Sdn Bhd.) – Bianca Danielle Roch, seven 

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