Head First: My daughter came to me for advice...

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

My daughter came to me for advice...

...about a relationship.

With a boy.

Did you hear that?

My daughter came to her dad for relationship advice.


I am the king of the freaking world.

12 comments:

RF2R2 said...

/clap

Aimee said...

righteous!!!

Mrs Zeke said...

She knows who loves her. Which means a job well done.

jeff said...

what was your advice?

Sidheag said...

Good for her; you must not have scared the life out of her over the years so she felt she had no where to turn. Unfortunately that is not usually the case. My partner’s son, who is now 23, was never afraid to ask for help; knew who was boss, and still knows who the boss is (o: but also knows he is loved more then anything else in the world, and was protected.

Sidheag

JeffreyMarvin said...

In our "me-centered" world TRUST is often (not always) conspicuously absent from relationships.

She was comfortable and confident to approach you for advice because she understands the concept of TRUST. This has been earned over the past 13 years; it is not automatic.

As Jeff posted: "what was your advice" ? I really need to know because (as you know) my DAUGHTER will be 13 in two months !

By the way, you may be "king of the universe", but HE is KING of the J-U-N-G-L-E. Thank GOD.

Much Love,

Jeffrey Marvin

JeffreyMarvin said...

CORRECTION:

you are ONLY "King of the freaking world".

Sorry I misquoted you !

dorsey said...

For her sake, I won't reveal details, but on the maturity scale, boys are definitely a few years behind girls. I helped her understand that even though they're the same age, he's still a little boy, and she's above such childish bullcrap. I'm often at a loss to communicate a sense of value to her. Her assumption is that I have to say things like that because I'm her dad. This time, though, I think she got it.

The maturity curve is why it drives me nuts when parents let their 13, 14, even 15 year-old daughters get into the whole boyfriend scene. Boys are still kids at that age. You can't expect them to be men.

The upside is that you don't have to dig as big a hole to get rid of them.

Zeke said...

I was going to say, my advice to her would have been "tell him to start running."

dorsey said...

Nah, I'm getting too old to chase these young guys. It's easier and more satisfying to lure them in. Anyone see "Hostel?"

Steve said...

The stuff of real life. I love it.

But I am so glad I don't have a daughter.

Kc said...

Bro I know you earned it so enjoy it but be ready because the questions get REALLY serious REALLY quick.