Monday, June 20, 2011
Boys, you can break
You'll find out how much they can take
Boys will be strong
And boys soldier on
But boys would be gone without the warmth from
A womans good, good heart
On behalf of every man
Looking out for every girl
You are the guide and the weight of her world
So fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers, be good to your daughters too
John Mayer: Daughters
Having all girls, my husband is seriously outnumbered in our household. Even with the emotional outbursts, the stubbornness, the fight for the bathroom, I know he secretly likes being the only male in the house. He doesn't have to fight for attention, he doesn't have to share bath products, deoderant, clothes, etc. He has a house full of females who clean, cook, bake, take out the trash,...
What he DOESN'T have is a companion, a football buddy, a fellow male he can truly bond with, talk sports, take to the basketball games. The girls try, don't get me wrong. They watch football and basketball and try to converse with their dad about their favorite team. But the conversation always ends in arguments because they don't agree on a favorite team, or their dad treats them like they really don't know about the game, or they prefer watching golf. So much for trying...
What do the girls see in their father? They see a man who works hard to support the family. They see him as the person who has the laptop computer with all of the music they need for their iPods. They see him as the musical guru who can download songs for them and who's interested in talking about music with them and their favorite musicians. He's their go-to guy when it comes to the educational areas of science and math. He's the one who praises them when they do well and disciplines them when they don't do so well. Sometimes he feels left out because the girls are always with me but he always dreams of the day when the girls can go to music concerts with him and possibly play alongside their dad in a band. He dreams of keeping his girls safe from harm and all of the bad elements in the world. And, really and truly, he is not only their father, he is their daddy.