June 25, 2014

Our Unplanned Playdate with Taye Diggs - WordFUL Wednesday



Yeah so me and Taye Diggs. Playdate in the park. Unplanned but still very real. Life has such a funny way of bringing people together.

After a movie event, I took my son to the park to burn off some of the "I just sat still for 2 hours" energy. While he was enjoy a wheel apparatus, I notice this father and son walking over to that section. I thought to myself, OMG he looks like Taye Diggs! but then thought...nah no way

Then I looked at the kid. I know very well what Taye Diggs son looks like because he's biracial like my son. Plus I saw them in the got milk? campaign. There was no way that was not Taye Diggs son, hence me having a "OMG that IS Taye Diggs" moment.

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As I sat there trying to stay calm about my celebrity sighting, Taye was busy spinning my son and his on the wheel. All Normal. Like any Father on the playground would. It was actually a nice scene....until other people notice that was Taye Diggs in the playground and started coming over. Oh no, paparazzi!

At that point, I walked over (quickly), tapped him on the shoulder and thanked him for spinning my son on the wheel. He smiled, said no problem and continued with his son.

As I walked my son over to another playground area, I thought how lucky he was to have a few moments on a celebrity play date. Little did I know our play date wasn't over. As any parent knows, kids don't stay in one area while at that playground. So the boys ended up meeting again. And so did Taye and I.

Now, I'm no stranger to meeting celebrities and for goodness sake Taye is trying to have normal afternoon with his son. So I'm trying give him space, but the kids playing together thing means we keep being in the same area. But the thing about being a celebrity, even on the down low, is that people will follow you. Hence again with the playground paparazzi.

So sadly I had to end my unofficial play date with Taye and his son. But before I did, I asked for a photo. I tried NOT to but after all those minutes together....come on! I needed proof!

So I asked him nicely to pose with my son and he was VERY nice about it. Once again I thanked him, collected my son and then made our way out the playground towards home.

As you can imagine, it was nice to meet Taye Diggs but it was more amazing to see him being a normal father and sharing that moment with his son and mine....and me *grin*

18 comments:

Tiffany C. said...

Love it! And ur darn right u deserved a picture!!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

How sweet that he posed for a picture. Some Celebs are too full of themselves to do that.

Aimee Fauci said...

What a wonderful story and experience. I love how he is 'normal' and took the time to interact with your son.

Masshole Mommy said...

HOLY AWESOMENESS! How great is he that he played with your son like that?? What a great guy!

AMBER EDWARDS said...

What an awesome experience! I'm sure he also was super thankful that you tried to down play it and weren't over bearing and tried to let him have a regular play time with his son. But that is seriously so cool that your kids ended up playing together.

Ashley B. said...

I love hearing about down to earth celebrities. I've heard lots of great things about Taye Diggs and how he is so down to earth. It was nice that he let you snap a picture!

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

He is such a good looking man. And he sounds nice! Amber N

becca said...

aw man lucky gal and wow how awesome your son and his son made a friendly connection very cool.

Krystal Butherus said...

Taye Diggs is AWESOME! That is such a great moment for you!

Theresa Mahoney said...

He seems like a genuinely nice man. I think that was super cool you were able to snap a photo of him with your son at the park!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

You are right, life is funny sometimes. I think it is great that he was so down-to-earth and that you were able to see past his celebrity to appreciate him as a regular dad.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

Taye Diggs has the BEST smile. I loved him on Daybreak and I have no idea why they canceled that show. I have been mad ever since, seriously. And, of course, I loved him on Private Practice. That is seriously one yummy man. I have no idea how you kept your cool. You are a better person than me, lol.

Teresa Moody said...

Glad to hear some dont change with fame. What a nice guy!

Babita@BabsProjects said...

It's so cool to have a playdate with Taye Diggs. I saw him earlier in an interview on TV and felt like he had a very down to earth demeanor.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

That is so cool and so nice to know he seemed so down to earth :) x

Toni Patton said...

That is so neat. It's so awesome to see celebrities in everyday situations to remind us they really are just like us

Liz Mays said...

He seems like the nicest guy! What a fun thing that you all had an unintentional playdate.

Bicultural Mama said...

That is so cool...seems like a nice guy. What a great experience for all of you!

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