The reason why daughters love their Dad the most is… that there is at least one man in the world who will never hurt her…
A week back when my husband returned from work, my daughter ran to greet him. This is a daily ritual; she runs to him and hugs him. That day something strange happened, she whispered into his ear or rather loudly as I could also hear, “Sorry Papa, but Samar is my friend.” The minute she said this, I gazed at my husband and he was speechless. He was trying to connect the dots between her and Samar and why she said this. He started imagining a scene eighteen years from now. I shook him hard just to make him realize that his little one is just 3 right now. Since then he has been having sleepless nights that his princess will grow up one day and leave him and go.
Yes twenty years from now our little one will grow up to be an independent beautiful soul, full of energy (as she is full of energy right now also). And we shall start talking to her regarding her future prospects.
Whenever, I play the bad cop my daughter runs to her father who lands up playing the good cop. It is always like this. They share jokes and both have an amazing sense of humour as per their age. They have a lot in common – eating and sleeping habits, music, dance and their unconditional love for me. When hubby is not at home, daughter dear is sure to ask once about her father.
For those fathers who don’t have a rocking chemistry with their daughters, you can try the following:
- Listen to your little one post your busy schedule. The energetic little ones talk about almost everything from school, lunchboxes to their friends and imaginary characters.
- If you promise her something, make sure to fulfill it. Keeping promises only helps her trust you further.
- Take her out – only father daughter time. Yes, it is fun. A lunch date or a play date should be an excellent idea.
- Appreciate and applause your daughter at her achievements, even if they are very small. To recite a rhyme in front of thirty odd people is difficult for a toddler. Once she overcomes this it should be appreciated.
- And yes, do keep a track of her friends!!
Father daughter relationship is the most valued relation I have ever come across. I have so many fond memories of my relation with my father as well.