Check this out: 50 Rules for Dads of Daughters
Brittany passed this on to me about a year back. There’s some great advice here that will bring a smile to your face. It’s a good reminder that its often the little things that make memories and speak the love and affirmation that will sustain her as she grows up.
What do you think? Any rules that you would add? Any you’d debate?
A few of my thoughts:
- #6 – I’m really looking forward to teaching her to throw like a boy. We’ve got the glove already. It’s a Rawlings, pink and flashes brightly when you catch a ball. A solid thrift store buy.
- #10 – Enjoy the wonder of bath time. I always choose bath time for Gracie over doing the dishes! Brittany is kind enough to offer me that deal.
- #18 – So true! I try to remember to tell her she’s beautiful when I put her to bed. An added thought – if you choose to not objectify women, she’s more likely to believe you when you say she’s beautiful.
- # 28. Yes – it’s a nice idea to never be late from work, but part of raising her well is demonstrating hard work and commitment. This means there will be times you will be late. I’ll revise this and say – don’t make a habit of being late. Agree? Disagree?
- #33 I think I’ll pass and leave the swimming suit shopping in ‘Mom’ territory.
- #44 – writing a letter to her each birthday… I had planned to do this, and then her first birthday came and went. I’d better get on that.
- #1 This is the best one all. I think that if you want her to grow up with confidence and to one day choose a man who will respect her than model for her every day exactly what such a relationship looks like. May God give me the grace to live this well.
- For # 51, I’d add: Making silly noises together should become a favourite shared hobby. You’ll both bust a gut laughing as she tries to imitate you.