This is my daughter Rachel. She is seven years old. She is also the little sister of a Webelos Scout. She was tired of doing stinky boy stuff and became a Daisy Scout in Kindergarten. She is now in her second year of Scouting and loving it. Rachel readily tells me that the Girl Scout Sign is just like the Boy Scout Sign.
She’s full of it when she needs to be with her brother. But that is not why I am blogging about this.
Because I travel, I miss my kids. Last night I was able to have Rachel-Daddy time. My wife and son went off to a movie at a friends house and left us. We did not want to go. So, we made popcorn in our new popcorn maker that has a hand crank on it and popped it over the stove. We used kernals and no microwave. She loved it since she turned the crank and loaded the popper with two shot glass full of kernals. We then poured butter over it when done and went to see our own movie.
It was Judy and the Dragons. We sat in bed, eating popcorn watching a movie together. We talked before during and after the movie. It was chit chat about stuff that was important to her, not me.
Then, out of nowhere, I got “Your the best Daddy in the whole world” & “I love you” statements as I also got the biggest hug & cuddle. Yup…that’s all a Dad needs.
There is one book that I will recommend to help you see the light about being the best Dad ever. I got it after listening to the Dave Ramsey show.
It’s called “Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters“: by Dr. Megan Meeker. It talks about being a role model for your daughter and LISTENING TO HER! JUST LISTEN TO HER. Do that, and you will create a strong daughter in every sense. (Now if she would listen to me about picking up her room…)
Overall, spend time with your Daughter. If you do not have one, be the cool Uncle to your Niece! This works at all ages!
I also listen to this song called “Daughters” by John Mayer a lot.