David Walton: Why Juggling Two Kids Is So Demanding
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Since welcoming his second child in November, fatherhood for David Walton has suddenly become “absolutely terrifying” — and the most demanding part of double daddy duty may be playing the role of rescuer on a daily basis.
“With one you can golf occasionally,” the About a Boy star, 35, told PEOPLE during NBC’s TCAs on Sunday in Pasadena, Calif. “With two, if my wife [Majandra Delfino] has one baby on the boob, the other kid is wandering off somewhere and I have to get in there.”
“My big thing now is everything off — phone off — and just watch them play. It’s fascinating,” he shares.
“You can watch them explore the world. I learn to know my kid in a different kind of way — just sitting back and watching without any agenda.”
Despite the learning curve to juggling two kids, Walton admits 10-week-old Louis Augustus‘ sleep schedule has eased the transition.
“He wakes up a couple of times [during the night], but that’s all,” the proud papa says, adding that his son has been spending time in the couple’s big bed as he battles a cold.
“He’s got a cough. It’s so sweet. It’s funny how when your kids get sick, they get even cuter when they have a stuffed nose and they mouth breathe.”
About a Boy premieres Saturday, Feb. 22 after the Olympics.
— Anya Leon with reporting by Monica Rizzo