Ziggy Marley Says Kids Are Interested in Nature

05/16/2009 at 07:00 PM ET
Johnny Black

In a new interview with the LA Times, father of five Ziggy Marley reveals his secret for snoozing well into the afternoon. “Usually I wake up early and sometimes I make them breakfast, sometimes my wife [Orly] makes them breakfast and I can go back to sleep,” he admits. During those early morning hours, Ziggy says that whenever possible Daniel, 19, Justice, 17, Zuri, 13, Judah Victoria, 4, and Gideon Robert Nesta, 2, turn off the television and instead explore the great outdoors. “Outside is very interesting,” he notes. “There’s a whole world there.”

“They show interest in nature…They love to see the trees and the moon and the sun and the stars. They know a lot of things. My little son is always asking questions: ‘What is that? What is that?’ That’s a butterfly, that’s a snail. They’re very interested.”

Next up for the reggae star is a possible children’s book. “I’ve been writing some stories, working on some stories for kids,” he says. “Give me a couple more years.” Noting that with parenthood “you have to do it bad to do it really wrong,” Ziggy adds:

“It’s a natural thing about it — that you want to give love. You want to do the best thing for your children.”

Ziggy’s first children’s album — Family Time — is available now.

Source: LA Times

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Alice on

That’s a sweet interview. I love how little kids start asking questions about everything.

Sammy-xx on

I like how his family album is out around the time of the anniversary of Bob’s death, the 11th May.
I love hearing about Ziggy and his kids, I think he would be the best best to have.

Sammy-xx on

I also found this, can you tell I am obsessed with all things Marley?

Kae on

I love the Marley message…it’s all about love and acceptance, and who doesn’t need that the way things are in the world today. Ziggy is truly living up to what his Dad was trying to get across!!

aurora mia on

Isnt he sweet…what a great dad. I very old Marley (dog) is 14. I love the Marley family so much, I almost added it to my sons name. God Bless and good work!

CelebBabyLover on

I knew that the “Rock” part of Zuma Rossdale’s middle name is a nod to Bob Marley, but now it appears that the “Nesta” part is also a nod to the Marley family! 🙂

Billy on

Ohh That’s so sweet!!!! Very nice

Rachel-Jane on

CelebBabyLover, Nesta was Bob Marley’s middle name so yep it is a reference to him.

The story about his curious son is so sweet!

Sammy-xx on

Nesta was actually Bobs 1st name – Nesta Robert Marley, but its a female name in Jamaica and when he got his pasport when he was a teenager he put is name down as Robert Nesta.

Meream on

This is really cool! Bob would be proud 🙂

cas on

such a cute story =) love the marleys…