Dingdong Dantes took to social media to document his son Sixto's first time to try the swing outdoors.
In an Instagram post, the actor wrote, "I couldn't help myself from documenting his first time to try a swing since he was born. Wala pa kasi siyang one year old nung nagsimula ang lockdown. At first, may takot pero dahil andiyan si Mama, he became comfortable, eventually."
He remarked that nothing beats outdoor activities as a means to hone a child's development.
"What a joy to see him explore playing in an open space and get his hands dirty and on the ground. Wala pa ring tatalo sa mga old school na laro na makakapag-hubog ng development ng isang bata. How I wish that we could go back to these outdoor activities, and have the opportunity for our children to freely play with other kids," he wrote.
But Dingdong said that he understands that it is completely a different world now hence as a parent it is his duty to create these experiences within their home.
He stated, "But instead of comparing the past from the present reality, it is our duty to recreate the values of these 'experiences' even within the confines of our own homes. All it takes is a little creativity and imagination, no matter how big or small our 'better worlds' are."
He added, "Sabi nga ng HS titser kong si Ser Ron Capinding, ‘Lahat puwede, pero hindi lahat dapat.’ So, puwede naman talaga... pero dapat nang may pag-iingat, kapraningang calculated at isang buong loob na puno ng pagasa — na kaya pa rin nating ibigay ang mga nais at pangangailangan ng mga supling na walang kamuwangmuwang sa mas delikadong mundong kalalakihan nila."