A new addition to the family takes over.
Post by Dr Jack Obaid, dentist
We had a baby in December last year, so I’m learning how intense it is to raise a child. A child is something you can’t put down. So my life is all about kids at the moment.
Recently I saw a video of a famous American paediatrician who was speaking about the primal forces on children and why children behave the way they do and how we understand it. It was the pure forces of nature. It was quite funny and really interesting. I’ve been gobsmacked by this whole new world of babies.
Previously, my life was two things. Well, it’s three with the baby now, but before that it was sports and dentistry. I don’t play so much now, but I read it, watch it, play it, my friends are from sporting clubs that I’m a member of… I think it’s because I grew up with two brothers and it’s the easiest and cheapest thing to get into. I’ve been into hiking, and always enjoyed that. When I went to school in Sydney we always played sport on the weekends for fun—cricket, rugby, rugby league—and we played them all at school too. And that carried on at University too. But cricket is something I have a particular soft spot for. I’m the captain of the Australian Dental Association cricket team that plays the pharmacists each year, a competition that started about four or five years ago down in Adelaide