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SuperDad : Dr. Corey Majors

SuperDad : Dr. Corey Majors

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While Corey Majors might admit to not having felt at all prepared for kids when he and his wife started having them, fatherhood has actually come naturally to him. An endocrinologist at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, Corey has a heavy workload to balance; and even though he is on call every other week, he never misses the opportunity to spend time with his two daughters. “He takes time every day to send the girls voice messages saying, “Have a good day, I love you,” even when he has a full clinic and is doing rounds with patients in the hospital,” says his wife, Erica, who left her nursing job to be a stay-at-home mom. “He will get up early on the weekends to do rounds at the hospital so that he can make it back in time for soccer with the oldest or go to t-ball in the morning, then go home to change and get to the hospital. He doesn’t have to do that, but he wants to make those memories with his girls.” 

With a three year-old and a one year-old at home, Corey could easily be of the mindset that they’re too young to notice his absence or that he can be there when they’re older. But he’s made them a priority now, realizing that they need him even at this early age—and, having fallen in love with them, he realizes how much he needs his girls. “Probably the coolest thing about being there for so much is having the opportunity to watch how they change as they learn and seeing how different they are from each other,” he says. “Being a father has taught me a lot about patience, and I would say that’s also something that’s definitely required in my job.”   

All of the time he takes to spend with his two girls is, of course, one of the things he hopes they remember about their childhoods. “I hope that one day they’ll be able to look back on things and know that I was there,” he says. “Each day when I get home, my wife brings them outside. It’s a simple thing, but they get a big kick out of running to me when I’m out of the car. I also love to play with them, and I try to dance—which is probably terrible since I’m not a dancer, but they think it’s funny when I jump around with them.” Corey’s self-deprecation of his dance moves aside, his wife thinks it’s the cutest thing ever. “We turn up Kidz Bop radio, and he will run around and dance right along with them,” says Erica. “He knows all the words to ‘Let it go’ from Frozen, and he has been dancing around the house with our oldest since she was a newborn. Here we are, almost four years later, and he’s still doing it now with both girls. He even lets our oldest teach him dance moves she learned in dance class. He’s the perfect definition of ‘Girl Dad.’” 

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