Not just a father but a dad
October 19, 2006 7:54 AM Subscribe
Daddy-daughter advice, or what can you tell me that you've learned?
posted by fijiwriter to human relations (74 answers total) 166 users marked this as a favorite
The missus and I are expecting our first child in early February, and the thought of me being a dad to a daughter is seriously stressing me out. My dad wasn't too close to me and my sister until we got much older and were off to college, and the same for my wife's relationship with her dad. And I don't want to be the absent (or weekend) dad to her.
So, MeFi dads, what have you learned or done with your daughter that you care to pass along?
I'm looking more for daddy-daughter advice no matter her age, things to do together, what you did, what you had wish you had done, etc. I have no doubts of her relationship with her mom, but I don't want to be pushed away.
I'm very close to my nephew/godson, but it's purely high-energy activities and the typical "boy" activities and gifts. What I hope is that someday she can look back and think, "Yeah, Dad might be a little weird, but he was there always and we did so much together and I don't regret a thing."