During Allie’s first 4 years, I have learned that there are 5 things a little girls dad must learn. (And there are some things that I hope our daughter learns from me, too.)
1) Every Dad needs to make sure to learn how to properly fix their daughter’s hair.
“No Daddy… you are not getting out of doing it this time. I know that your hands are bigger than mine and it is hard to work with these tiny rubber bands that go in my hair, but they aren’t going to get in there themselves, Daddy!”
2) Every Dad needs to take a course on color matching.
“Dad… Don’t you know that the latest trend is mixing polka dots with stripes and stripes with checkers?” If they decided to wear that crazy outfit, its ok. I promise your little girls will still “Rock” whatever outfit she is wearing.
You will always get an “A” for effort in their eyes.
We love this one from when Allie was younger.
3) Dads… get ready to break out the glitter and the glam for the next tip.
Every Dad must learn the lesson from Elsa & just “let it go.” I think it is written in the “Daddy Handbook” that we will play princesses with our daughters, so don’t think twice about it when she asks you. Just go for it. Hey- We look good in a tiara, too!
So take a tip from Allie… it will bring out the princess in all of us.
4) Every Dad needs to be a master at learning how to paint their little girl’s nails.
Allie loves when her mom or I paint her nails, but her favorite is to paint mine… she tries to give me tips to do it as well as her, but I just can’t seem to get it. Maybe one day!
This was the first time she painted mine… and trust me that it wasn’t the last. It’s just time that you can spend together. Who cares what you are doing as long as you are together, talking, bonding and having fun.
5) Every Dad needs to dance with their daughters.
I suggest that you pick a song out now, while they are young, and make it your “special song.” Hopefully it will be the song that you will dance to at their wedding one day. Allie and I have a song already- “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri.
Take the time to dance with your little girl… let her stand on your feet, let her take the lead, let her dance the day away…
She will look up to you for everything else, let dancing be your jumping off point.
Now is the time to make the “little” memories with your little girl. Let loose and have fun with them!