TAYE DIGGS: ‘I’M CONSTANTLY THINKING ABOUT MY SON’
Taye Diggs is well aware of race and culture, and wants his son to be educated on the subjects as well. His recent venture of writing ‘Chocolate Me’ places the concept of race in children’s form so that little Walker,3, can understand it. “The book is based on a poem that I wrote while I was in college, based on a period of my life when I was around five years old. The first time I read that book to my son was one of the more moving activities that we have done together,” said Diggs during an interview with Theater Mania.
The actor also commented on fatherhood saying, “One thing that I’m realizing is that I am nowhere near the father I thought I would be. I also had no idea what kind of a human being Walker was going to be. It was easy prior to him being born to say, ‘Oh, I’m gonna discipline him like this or I’m gonna feed him like this.’ So I’m learning from my experiences and we’re just gonna try and be in the moment and let time and his experiences kind of dictate how we handle that.”
Taye went on to discuss vulnerability in parenthood. “I’m constantly thinking about my son,” explained the celeb. “What I most feel is the vulnerability. I’ve never prayed more than I do since he entered my life. You would think that being a father would hit a strength in you — coming to the realization that you brought someone into the earth. Instead, I’ve never felt more weak and vulnerable, just because of how much I love this person.”
Walker is Taye and wife Idina Diggs’ first child together.