Together with your wife and your two children, you don't live in the Engadine, but in the canton of Solothurn. How come?
Nadja grew up here and is very well connected here. When we found out that we were going to be parents of twins, we had to think about how we would organise ourselves in the future. We lived in Zurich at the time. If it had been one child, we could have organised ourselves there or in the Engadine, but with twins? So we decided to move to Solothurn, right into the house next door to Nadja's parents. I travel a lot and find it very pleasant to know that Nadja is not alone. Nadja's parents both still work 100%, so they don't have a fixed day on which they look after the children. We share the care between us and in combination with the KiTa.
One child changes a life a lot, but when two come along at once, even more? How was it?
I remember exactly when I found out. I was in training and was sitting on the chairlift in Davos. My colleagues didn't know I was going to be a father. All of a sudden Nadja calls and says: "There are two of them! I couldn't let on and just said: "Ah yes, ok. I'll call you back." I was so happy. When I got to the top I got out, went a bit off into the deep snow and called her back. We were both so happy.
Have you always wanted children?
Nadja brought up the subject after a very short time in the relationship. I think that's right too. Because if someone knows that they absolutely want a family one day and it's not conceivable for the other person, then it becomes very difficult at some point and often leads to arguments and separation. But I also knew that I wanted to have children one day.