America’s sexiest dad? Truckee’s Scott Thompson answers the call

Alisha Wyman
Colin FisherScott Thompson plays with his son Kane in Truckee. Thompson is slated to appear in the July issue of Parent magazine.

Adrian Thompson thinks she is married to one of America’s sexiest dads. Parent Magazine thinks so too.

In the July issue of the magazine, Scott Thompson, 27, a Truckee photographer and stay-at-home dad, is featured among 12 other sexy dads in the United States.

“He’s very active in (our son’s) life,” said Adrian. “He does everything the moms do.”

A few months ago, Adrian responded to an article in a monthly newsletter from Parent Magazine requesting moms to write if they thought their husbands were sexy dads and why.

“He’s sexy to me,” she said. “I think he’s gorgeous. I just think he’s really considerate and romantic.”

Although she was unsure whether Parent Magazine was planning to write an article or give prizes, she wrote an e-mail with her husband’s photo attached.

“I didn’t know what was going to happen,” she said. “I was really surprised when I heard back.”

Scott will be featured in the July issue of the magazine.

Not as surprised as Scott. Adrian showed him the e-mail she wrote to the magazine after she told him he’d been selected.

“He said it was nicer than any greeting card I ever got for him,” she said. “He was very touched. He had first tried to keep it quiet, because he didn’t want to be harassed by the other dads, but it’s turned into a great thing, and he’s proud.”

The magazine published a picture of Scott and his 2-year-old son, Kane, and a quote from Adrian. Scott won a free photo setting with his family and a framed picture-a prize worth about $100.

Adrian thinks he deserves the recognition and said she’s fortunate to have Scott as a husband. Even while she was pregnant, Scott showed signs of being a devoted father by joining her at all of her doctor’s appointments.

“He’s a great role model for Kane,” Adrian said. “Actually they dress almost exactly the same.”

Scott never thought his career would include diapers, cleaning and grocery shopping. He and Adrian considered daycare, but looking back, Scott said he’s glad he chose to stay home.

“It’s definitely turned out to be more of a job then I’d thought it’d be,” he said. “(Kane) taught me a lot about patience.”

Besides dealing with the occasional temper tantrum, there aren’t any “extreme” challenges, Scott said. He and Kane spend their days at the library, KidZone, Donner Lake or attending playgroups through the Truckee Family Connection whenever Kane is not in pre-school.

“He’s riding a bike now-a little two-wheeler with training wheels. That’s fun,” Scott said.

Now that Kane is older, his naps are growing fewer and farther between, which makes it difficult for Scott to run his new photography business. He often juggles business calls between the demands of his toddler.

“I get about two hours a day to work on the business,” he said. But with the upcoming ArTour through the Sierra Artist Network, and having his work featured in Northwoods Magazine, his photography career “seems to be taking off.”

In the meantime, Adrian works full time as a Certified Public Accountant for Denali Consulting. Because her job was the higher paying of the two, it made sense for her to work while Scott stayed at home.

“I love it. I’ve been a CPA for years and years, and this is what I do,” she said. “It’s worked out perfect I think.”

Adrian doesn’t feel that she’s missed out on the growth of her son while she’s at work.

“Scott is really, really good about telling me what happens,” she said. “He knows that when I come home I am going to want a run down. I drill him.”

The couple moved to Truckee from Sherman Oaks, Calif., last April after Adrian found a job in Squaw Valley. They joined the Truckee Family Connection, an organization that supports local families, after they heard about it from a friend. It has helped them to meet other people in the area.

“We see people we know wherever we go,” Scott said.

At the playgroups, Scott enjoys watching the kids play together “when there are no toddler tantrums,” he said. “It’s good stuff.”

The constant work and attention Scott puts into raising Kane makes him “truly a father of the new generation,” Adrian said.

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