Not every little girl grows up with a father figure in her life. Young women are raising younger women on their own and missing that essential variable in their household equation. Playing house without a male to play the role daddy is tough.
HE doesn’t have to be your dad, HE just has to be there.
I am a daddy’s girl. I have had the luxury of growing up with my father close by my side. He taught me how to play basketball, made sure I washed behind my ears and disciplined me when I got out of line. I hated it then, but I appreciate it so much now!
My father is a strong man, intelligent and comes from an ever wiser man…my grandfather. He set the standard for future men in my life. No one, still to this day, is good enough for me in his eyes.
He is and every man should be honest and caring. These are traits of men. They should love with no boundaries and provide for his family.
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In light of Father’s Day, here are 5 things DAD can do, that mom can’t:
5. Teach his daughter how to love/ be loved.
The first couple of years in a young girl’s life are crucial. It is then that she is mostly influenced by her surroundings. She is a sponge. The way dad loves mom is the way she will allow a man to love her (most of the time). The way daddy likes to be treated, is how she will treat her man one day. It is so important for a father to be in his daughter’s life at a young age to set these examples.
4. Scare away BOYS!
Some men aren’t worth your love or your time. That’s when dad comes in handy. He will weed out the good from the bad, because no one is good enough for his baby! And, he knows the ins and outs of the male species, nothing should get by him!
A father (as well as a mother) should be there to steer his daughter away from harm. He is supposed to warn his child of the dangers lurking and ward off the boys sniffing behind her as she grows into a woman.
2. Wipe your tears when you cry
Mom can do this too, but it means so much more when the male figure in your life lets you know “it will be O.K.” He is the rock of the house and the person whose voice resonates respect and dominance. Dad or the male in your life, should be able to hold you and you feel slightly, not all the way, better!
1. Give you away at your wedding
It is a father’s duty to present his daughter as a bride to her husband. It is a job completed by many, but mastered by one.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
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Father's Day Gift Guide 2012
1. iPhone Beer Opener
The perfect companion for parties, bbq's and pretty much any situation which requires a bottle opener! $39.95 at openacase.com
2. Motorized Tie Rack
Getting dressed just got a lot easier. The automatic tie rack keeps closets and drawers clutter-free, and lights up as it revolves so you can choose the right tie $39.95 at sharperimage.com
3. Personalized Key Chain
For the man who tends to wear his heart far from his sleeve, this key chain puts a bit in his pocket. $29.95 at redenvelope.com
4. Victorinox Swiss Army Champion Plus Pocket Knife
The Original Swiss Army knife is the most functional multi-tool on the market. $39.98 at amazon.com
5. Tool Pens
These tool pens make a great addition to put in Dad's toolbox or on the workbench, so he will never have to search for a pen while working. $19.26 at amazon.com
6. Electric Wine Opener with Wine Chiller
If your Dad loves to relax with a glass of wine, then he’ll love a wine opener and chiller. $24.97 at amazon.com
7. Fitbit Ultra Wireless Activity Tracker
This 3-D motion sensor tracks your day down to details a pedometer can't catch, showing your exact steps taken, calories burned, and distance traveled. $99.95 at fitbit.com
8. Saddle Leather Eyeglass Case
Compact and stylish, this leather eyeglass case has a decidedly vintage look and feel, and will keep his favorite eyewear protected. $29.00 at potterybarn.com
9. Gardener's Seat
Keep the dirt off his knees and his tools close by with this multi-function gardener's seat. $28 at uncommongoods.com
10. Bar Gift Set
Even the world’s best bartender needs more than just skill to make a standout cocktail.$79.95 at williams-sonoma.com
11. Stainless Steel Personalized Grill Set
Give the gift he'll use, and enjoy, all year long with this personalized BBQ Tool Set. $54.95 at gifts.com
12. Carry On Kit
This carry-on contains the essentials for a close and comfortable shave while he's on the go. $50 at theartofshaving.com
13. David Donahue Sterling Silver Tie Clip
Thin etched stripes style the front of a sharp sterling silver tie clip. $60 at nordstrom.com
14. Monogrammed Men’s Leather Watch Case
This top-stitched leather case has a place for all of his favorite watches. $59.95 at redenvelope.com
15. Car Trunk Organizer & Cooler
A must-have for neat freaks, this car organizer will keep him well-prepared on the road. $49.95 at redenvelope.com