''While I'm feeling good, I'm going to keep working," the 65-year-old music icon told the BBC, before admitting, "When Zachary goes to school, that's another different thing." The father of the 19-month old boy insists he's determined to be a hands-on dad. ''I want to take him to school and I want to pick him up. I don't want to miss that part of his childhood.''
Elton has already expressed his fear that Zachary will be stigmatized by his future peers over his unique family. The legend has been in a civil partnership with David Furnish since 2005, and the couple welcomed their son via a surrogate. Perhaps the guilt he feels over the fact that his son will grow up without a mother only furthers his desire to really be there for Zachary as much as possible. ''It's going to be heartbreaking for him to grow up and realize he hasn't got a mummy," Elton said. "But he's so happy. I've never seen a more contented child. And you have never seen two more contented people as David and I.''
In addition to making sure he's an awesome father, Elton says giving his boy some siblings will only make things easier. ''I'd love to have more children. I want Zachary to have a brother or a sister to go to school with him, and so that he can have someone to play with.'' The more, the merrier!