I get it now and Tomorrow I’ll get it even more and even more the next day and so on.
I get it when they said “Daddy’s Girl”.
She turns 3 this month and already has me wrapped around her fingers. I know it, I am aware of it and cant help it.
The other day she caught me staring at her and ran to give me a hug. I said “Je t’aime Norah” and she answered “Je t’aime Papi” I said “tu es belle” and she said “Oui comme une princesse”.
Later that day as I replayed that moment in my head I realised that I need to make a conscious effort to reinforce all her qualities. She is Smart! Clever! Sassy! Fearless! Extremely Autonomous! (I could go on)
In a world full of social outrage and gillette commercials about boys and toxic masculinity we often overlook how we project on our daughters.
My daughter is beautiful YES ! She loves princesses and loves to dress up GREAT! But that is not all she is and it is one of my MANY DUTIES as her father to make sure she knows that. Yes Mom tells her that all the time but it also needs to come from Dad.
So to my fellow fathers out there remember your princess is Smart, Outgoing, Fearless, Intelligent, Bright Sassy… You get the point.