When she asked about him, she was smirking a little and didn't tell me anything like "No.You can't talk to him or anything." So I feel like she's okay.She couldn't wipe the smile off of her face when he got home last night. High quality weather-resistant vinyl decals and vinyl graphics.
He spent about 30 minutes having a very important conversation with a young man we know. (Heavy sigh.) We knew this day would get here, and though my husband was prepared to just lock her in the closet until she turned 22, we recognize that part of our responsibility while she's still under our roof is to help her navigate appropriate relationships, especially dating relationships.
I think of how amazing it would have been if my dad had actually sat down with and interviewed my dates when I was a teenager. My hubby has been taking our daughter out on dates since she was a little girl, so any fella' who wants to spend time with her has some big shoes to fill (literally—size 14)!
For years I've told him this day was coming and for years he has wanted to avoid the subject.
These shirts may be purchased in jest but I’m not sure a five-year-old fully understands that.◊♦◊As a dad, I get that it is tricky riding the line between “it is up to me to raise a strong, confident woman who makes smart, informed decisions for herself that are meant to please her more than they please me and that sometimes I’ll have to be the bad guy to her to ensure she learns this;” and, “my daughter is my property and I know what thoughts go through the mind of a 15-year-old and I’ll kill him! Why suggest we need to shorten the leash on our female children while giving out even more to our male children who we stupidly assume are out to get our girls? We may not have a very appealing acronym to start a t-shirt business, but we feel pretty good about the message we’re trying to send our girls.
to me.◊♦◊Now, I know there’s every chance that the man (can I safely assume he is also a dad? In fact, very little of what he did the day I watched him sporting his ‘D. A shirt that reads ‘Dads Against Daughters Dating’ is horrible for a number of reasons: This shirt also comes in many forms: there’s the ‘Dads With Shotguns on Prom Night’ shirt; or, ‘Dads Who Lock Up Their Daughters’ Vaginas When They’re Born’ shirt. ‘Dads For Daughters Dating’, or ‘Dads Who Accept Their Daughter’s Choices’ is more in line with how my wife and I are trying to raise our girls.This wasn't a simple conversation mind you, it was an interview. This is a young man we know, from a good family, who has a real heart for the things of God, but still, this is our little girl that he will be spending an evening with. I so appreciate the fact that any young man who wants to spend time with father.