Aaron Woods, raised by a single mother, always hated Father's Day but now he's a dad the big prop can't wait for September 1.
Growing up with mum Rebecca, Woods only met his dad a handful of times as a child and couldn't tell you where he is now or what he's up to.
He hasn't liked the concept of Father's Day for more than two decades.
That is until six-week-old Buster Woods came into his and wife Sarah's world in June.
"My dad left me when I was young and you look back now and think I don't know how a parent could walk out," Woods told NRL.com.
"Having the little fella, it changes you in different ways. I always hated Father's Day but now I'm looking forward to my first-ever real Father's Day … to go have some lunch or breaky.
"It's not all about you anymore and just to see him smile is awesome. Now instead of going home and laying low eating and watching television you try and take the little fella off the missus' hands because she's had him all day.
"When you lose you're down in the dumps and shattered but you get to go home and life is different."
Woods admits Sarah wasn't too keen on the idea of calling her son Buster.
"She thinks it's a dog's name but it's her son's name now," he laughed.
"But it's a name I've always loved and wanted. I said to my mum when I was younger that if I ever had a kid I'd love to call him Buster. It was my decision … big Buster Bruce, named after his poppy.
"And mate, I love it, I get in there, shower with him every night. He pees and poos on me all the time and I've embraced it. Any chance I get I take him as much as possible."
What Buster wouldn't find impressive since coming into the world is his dad's team's recent record in the NRL.
The Sharks are yet to win since Buster started attending matches in June with their five-game losing streak reflecting the side's overall slide down the Telstra Premiership ladder.
"It's a bit frustrating, he's 0-4 the big fella so it would be good to have a win on Thursday and finally get a photo with him," Woods said.
"I am stinging for it, just for the home life and as a team. Sarah wants it to hurry up because he's getting a little bit bigger now and not looking like a fresh baby.
"Our last win I can't even remember who it was against. We've been our own worst enemies this year and are just turning over too much ball.
"There's seven games to go and we need to win at least six if we're being fair dinkum. We just need to win games to put it simply and it doesn't matter how."