One of the most challenging yet fulfilling jobs in the world is being a father. With Father's Day approaching, we asked four dads how they'll be celebrating and what they love most about being a dad.

Simon Van Damme

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Every day feels like Father’s Day to me. Hopefully on that Sunday, my son Sebastian will allow me to sleep in—and the rest of the day will be spent with him and Ankie setting up our new home together.

The best part about being a dad is not having to decide where to go on a Saturday night, since staying home and spending time with my son brings me all the joy I need.

Alan Lo

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Yenn and I are thrilled with the newest addition to our family, Gabriel. Gregory is already taking to his new role as a big brother and this Father’s Day will probably be spent at home with family.

What I most enjoy about being a dad is seeing parts of myself in my children’s personalities and character; it’s a strange but wonderful feeling.

Kent Ho

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Photo: Courtesy of Kent Ho

We’ll probably spend Father’s Day cooking as a family and taking it easy. I have to travel a lot for work so the idea of spending some time at home with Emily and the kids sounds like a dream come true.

The best part about becoming a dad is seeing my children embody a mixture of my qualities and the qualities I love most about Emily.

Karim El-Azar


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Father’s Day is usually spent with family and since Alison and I recently welcomed our second child, our wonderful daughter Kaia, we’ll probably be spending the day at home eating, watching movies and maybe even sneaking in a nap or two.

What I most enjoy about being a dad is seeing Khalil and Kaia grow every day and being able to see their personalities develop.

See also: 10 Thoughtful Father's Day Gifts Every Dad Will Love

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