I never in a million years thought my "baby" would be dealing with "boy" problems already. But last week, she did.
I mean, it was no big deal at all...but to a young teen it can be enormous. But to be honest with you, the fact that she had a problem was not the surprising thing. The surprising thing was that she went to her Dad for advice!! What's up with that? Am I chopped liver? (has anyone ever heard that saying??) .
Anyway, at first I felt a little left out. (especially since they resolved the "crisis" without me. But after awhile I felt relieved. I didn't have to think about anything "profound" to say. (I'm all out of profound advice anyway!!)
Then I started thinking ...it is so true what they say about Dads. THEY are the ones who are most likely to make their daughters feel good about themselves. THEY are the ones who are most likely to give them self esteem. That's why a wise man once told me that fathers should "date" their daughters starting at a very young age (four, five , six..) and continue. to do so. By dating, I mean take her anywhere by herself....make her feel special.
When I am at work on Friday nights, my husband sometimes takes one or both of my daughters to Old Town. You would think that he just bought them a car or an IPOD. It is the highlight of their month!
For that reason, there are times when Mom is just not available!!