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Calling All Papis

Link in Bio with Jenny and Alejandro
Now that our host Alejandro is officially un papi, we brought in influencer Rafael Gomez to talk about millennial fatherhood, being the “bad guy,” and teachin’ them young.
Show transcript
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Alejos babies. I I wanna say the baby's here already.
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I think so too.
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So Alejos, I saw the this is not Isabella,
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by the way, his baby is a fake baby,
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fake baby. Alejo is not here to be with his baby
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And yeah, you know,
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Alejo is one of the kind of guys that he's like always
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active on social media.
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He's been awfully quiet lately,
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which kind of leads us to suspect that baby Izzy is here
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And we couldn't be more excited.
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So since we know that being a parent,
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it's hard. I don't know how people are our age
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are doing it or how our parents did it.
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I feel like there's just so much that I'm doing now that
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I don't have time.
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I don't have time.
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And then I can only imagine adding a like a kid to
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the equation. It's a lot.
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I admire parents big time.
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I'm at thea by association and I feel like that's enough for
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me. Like let me,
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yeah, you're cute.
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Let's play around. I won't change your diaper,
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but I'll give you back to your mom for like the hard
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stuff you're gonna start crying.
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Here you go. Time for mommy.
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That's the beauty of being.
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I feel like millennial dads and the way that they're raising their
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Children are just much more present and so different than,
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you know, joining us to talk about fatherhood is Rafael Gomez
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Hi, Rafael.
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how's it going?
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How you doing? Good.
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So,, you know,
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there's a recent study by the Pew Research Center that found that
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what exactly what we were just talking about.
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Millennial dads are spending up to three times more time with their
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family, with their Children than previous generations.
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Would you say that this is true?
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Like, do you spend more time with your kids at home
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than your dad did with you?
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Oh Yes, I spend like pretty much all day with like
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my kid and my all the time,
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especially now that I'm doing like a content like videos like that's
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like my job, social media,
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I'm able to be here like 24 7.
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So it's like, it's amazing what a blessing to be able
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to 24 7. What would you say you are most afraid
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of fucking up when it comes to like your kids?
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I would say the main thing would probably be like not
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being able to provide like I'm doing good right now,
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but like not being able to provide would be one of the
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things for sure. Do you feel like that pushes you to
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kind of like, do more like that's your incentive is like
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your kids and being able to provide for your family and stuff
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And like, my wife's good about it because she's been
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through it. So she's like,
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just showing me teaching me everything that's good.
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It's a, it takes a,
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it takes a team for sure to have each other's support.
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What would you say is one thing that you weren't warned about
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the biggest challenge being like the bad guy,
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I guess you could say because you kind of have to be
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that guy in order to set the rules and stuff like that
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because you want to have a good relationship at the same time
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You gotta be like a parent,
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you know that Los Ojos,
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it's like, how do you stay ahead of your partner's needs
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Tambien because like, I mean,
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it's a family, right?
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And like, again,
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the dad and the mom,
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you kind of have to work together and everything.
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How do you make sure that like you and your partner are
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both, like, supporting each other as well?
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Well, sometimes we'll even have like our,
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like our date nights.
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So we'll, I'll spend time with my wife specifically and then
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we'll have like family time where we travel together and then we
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just try to find a good routine to where like,
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we're all like spending time together and making sure that everybody gets
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like time alone with one another.
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Yeah. Very rewarding your own little units.
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Your little, you know,
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I love that. Well,
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congratulations again. So excited for the new addition to your family
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and where can people find you before we head out?
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Oh, it's just Rafael Gomez 15 pretty much everywhere.
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Just Rafael Gomez. Awesome.
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Thank you again. Thank you,
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Rafael, dude. That was crazy.
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00, she said good.
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Thank you. Go back to your mom like just for a
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little bit, you know,
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and then we gotta get,
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get the card.