My Father had two daughters. My husband and I now have two daughters as well. As Fathers Day is here I sit and reflect on my life with my Father and think about my Husband and his life beginning with his two daughters.
Here are my
20 rules for Daddy's with Daughters
1. When they want to cuddle, open your arms wide. The day will come too soon that she will not want to cuddle with Daddy anymore.
2. When she asks you to read her a book, read her the book. She enjoy's the voices Daddy's do
3. Paint her nails at least once. Toenails too. And let her paint yours
4. Take the time to listen to her. It may be childish dribble but she will grow to know, Daddy always listened
5. Love her mother. She will grow up learning the way to be treated by the way you treat her mother.
6. When she asks you to play, play. They will soon grow and no longer want you to play with them.
7. Show her how to fix something. She will see you as the man who knows everything.
8. Make bathtime fun. Bubbles and laughter she will remember for a lifetime
9. Dance with her. Dance often and dance crazy
10. Tell her she is beautiful every single day.
11. Take her on date nights. Take the time to spend precious moments together. She will remember the times spent with Daddy forever
12. When she has bad dreams and comes to sleep in your bed. Cherish it, it wont last :(
13. Daughters may melt your heart, but remember to say no once and awhile.
14. Encourage her and show her praise. It will enlighten her soul
15. Tell her you love her everyday!
16. Be delicate and understanding when she hits puberty. Awkward and jokes are not the key here.
17. Do not scare away a first boyfriend. If she feels comfortable with you, she will confide in you. If you make her feel nervous, she will never.
18. Her first broken heart... You need number 14 for this.
19. Be real with her. Talk to her, everyday
20. Let her know, wherever she goes, whatever happens, the door to home is always open.
I like the sound of number 9. I best make the most of this now while she laughs at my dancing and isn't embarrassed by it.ReplyDelete
They remember that the most I swear. My daughters LOVE to dance silly with their Daddy :)Delete
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Beautiful as always. Great advice for dads out there. I'm pretty sure my dad never painted my nails or vice versa, but other than that I think he ticked all the boxes when I was a kid :) Thanks for linking to #AnythingGoesReplyDelete
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Lovely list. I think most of these are good advice for any parent :-)ReplyDelete
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Beautiful list. Most of these work whatever parent you are. #anythinggoesReplyDelete
That is very true :) It was written in leui of Fathers Day :)Delete
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Great list, although I've not had my nails painted yet! It's great being a daddy to a daughter, and they need very different treatment to sons! Enjoyed connecting with your blog via the #anythinggoes linky.ReplyDelete
Well luke I think its about time than that you get them painted ;)Delete
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This is such a lovely, lovely post - I'm going to share this with my partner #anythinggoesReplyDelete
Awww thank you so much Tayla :)Delete
What a lovely post, I never had a very close relationship with my dad as a child so I'm working hard to make sure my daughter and my husband have a very special bond.ReplyDelete
Awww I think that is wonderful. I sure hope they do have one :)Delete
Back again from #bestandworst :)ReplyDelete
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Beautiful! I'm sending the link to my children's father - he needs to read this.ReplyDelete
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The Mother says - What a lovely post. I love this and am so happy to say that my Dad did so many of these things and still does them. We often try to go out somewhere special, just the two of us, every so often. I can firmly say that I'm a Daddy's girl and I'm 36!!! #wineandboobsReplyDelete
I think we will be Daddy's girls no matter the age :)Delete
What a beautiful post! There are some things on here that I'll make sure I do too!! :) x #WellbeingWednesdayReplyDelete
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Aww this is gorgeous, a lot of it can be aimed at little boys too! I love the nail painting comment :) thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesdayReplyDelete
What a lovely post and so may points are true, I'm a real Daddy's girl through and through :-) Thanks for sharing with the #bestandworst and see you again next week!ReplyDelete
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This is so gorgeous! I love each any every point. I don't have my Dad anymore but he was very cool with the boyfriend and puberty stuff...I felt so comfy confiding in him. Thanks so much for linking up with #bestandworst and please pop back xxReplyDelete
Lovely, lovely post with great advice for Mums AND Dads I think! Thank you for linking up at #sharethejoy xReplyDelete
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This is so lovely. What a positive and happy post. Thank you for linking up to #WellbeingWednesday xxxReplyDelete
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How cute!!! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - We hope to see you again next week!ReplyDelete
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