But the comedy remains!
Actor and comedian Alec Mapa and his husband Jamison Hebert adopted a five-year-old son, Zion, early last year. And, now he's talking about how fatherhood has changed his glamorous lifestyle…and also, how partying has helped him take care of a kid:
"If there's a way of making poop, barf, and pee glamorous, let me know. There's no parenting manual, class, or piece of literature that fully illustrates what a mess one little boy can make. My husband always ran a fairly tidy house, but now the effort of keeping things neat is sisyphean. We used to have a super-gay bathroom with gorgeous towels and bubble baths and cucumber water. It was like a spa at the Four Seasons. Now it's like a Porta Potti at Mardi Gras. Zion was 5 when he came to live with us, but his frustration level was infantile. As a gay man who's been on a lot of gay cruises and circuit parties, I'm no stranger to infantile behavior. Talking a toddler through a tantrum is pretty much the same thing as talking a circuit queen out of a K hole. Keep a calm, cool voice, maintain eye contact, and get them some place where they can't hurt themselves."
LOLs! That's probably some of the best parenting advice we've had to share.
Zion himself sounds like he might be following in his dad's comedic footsteps. While on a recent trip to a grocery store, Alec says:
"Humor always defuses tense situations, and I found early on I was always able to get away with murder if I made people laugh. Consequently, my son has also learned that cracking me up is the quickest way to get out of trouble. I yelled at him in a grocery store because he was running into people. 'Be considerate, this isn't a playground. You're not the only person here.' He sighed and said, 'And the Oscar goes to … ' It was hard to stay mad after that."
Ha! What a smart little boy!! We can definitely see where he gets his comedic timing from. Hilarious!
Alec is currently shooting a reality show pilot about a runway fashion show competition for dogs. Um, sign us up for THAT, please!
[Image via WENN.]