Television host Andy Cohen was thrilled to welcome his first child in February, but he now says being a parent can sometimes feel “stressful.”
The 50-year-old told People that he’s found it best to take on each new challenge as it comes. He said:
“I just say, ‘Okay, deal with what’s happening today.’ The whole thing is overwhelming.”
Cohen said he and his son took their first car trip together on Father’s Day last month, which was a learning experience for the television star.
“It is stressful. It’s way more stressful than it was before. We had our first solo car trip on Father’s Day. We went to my friend’s place in White Plains for a little hangout day by the pool with some dads.”
“The second I put him in the car, he starts crying and crying and I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ I have this rearview mirror thing over his car seat, so I could just see him in terror.”
Thankfully, the “Real Housewives” host said his son calms down the same way he does — with music.
The 4-month-old’s dad explained:
“Once we started rolling and I got the Grateful Dead playing, which always calms both of us down, he was great. He was a champ. I actually think it’s the way to get him to fall asleep — put him in the car.”
Cohen previously opened up about becoming a father at 50. He said that he was unsure fatherhood was in the cards for him before Benjamin, Dearly reported.
Now, he finds having a family be a comfort. He explained:
“I went out for my first night away from him, just for dinner with friends the other night, and I was sitting there and I realized, ‘Wow! I love it that he’s there at home for me.’ It’s an anchor. It’s my family. I was like, ‘I love this feeling.’”
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