Being a new parent is like becoming a CEO overnight. A CEO who is chronically covered in a variety of bodily fluids, and who manages a tiny human that never seems to want to go to sleep—or stay asleep.
But for all of the hair-pulling stress, and late night bathroom breakdowns that go hand in hand with new parenthood, there are magical moments. Ones that make you instantly realize just how freaking awesome it is to have created a teensy ball of life.
Tennis superstar and (incredibly hot) new dad, Andy Murray, gets it.
“Becoming a parent is life-changing and if it helps my tennis, great. And if it doesn’t, that’s fine. That’s not a problem for me now. My priority is to be a good father first,” he told The Mail on Sunday.
Insert a collective swoon from women around the world here. Seriously, this makes our ovaries ache with joy and maternal goodness.
Murray’s wife, artist Kim Sears, gave birth to their first child, Sophia, in February. And while there have been speculations on how parenthood is negatively impacting Murray’s performance on the court (the Wimbledon champ lost at the Miami Open last month), he’s got his priorities straight. Murray isn’t shaken by the loss. Why? Because being an awesome dad is what matters most.
“I’d rather be getting up in the middle of the night and helping her [Sophia] than winning every tennis match, and her thinking when she grows up: ‘Actually, you know what, he was a s****y dad but he won a lot of tennis matches.'”
Andy Murray, will you adopt us? We kind of want you to be our dad, too.