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Every Little Girl Needs a Prince (and maybe us big girls too)

 Tonight was the daddy-daughter dance at Lily’s preschool. Initially we didn’t think the hubby was going to be able to make it so I never even brought it up. When it looked like it was going to happen, we told Lily that her daddy and her had a dance to go to and she got really excited. She insisted on wearing her Cinderella dress up clothes and her fancy “glass slipper” sandals. We knew the rest of us had to play the part.

The dance started at 6:30. My parents had been watching the girls since the hubby and I had an afternoon committment. So at 6:15 I came swooping into their house claiming to be her fairy Godmother who was here to help her get ready for the ball. I enlisted my mom as one of the woodland creatures for help. Somehow whenever pretending is involved, my mom always ends up playing the part of some animal. Anywho, we successfully got her hair done and talked her out of putting on jewelery, make up, perfume and God only knows what else.

Her “prince” came to pick her up with a bouquet of flowers. She was spinning around the room, curtseing and singing “Someday My Prince Will Come” when he arrived. I waved my magic wand and turned the Chevy Blazer into a coach and off they went. She was in heaven.

Of course the goal here is to keep her daddy her “prince” as long as possible. I love that when I ask her who she is going to marry, it is “daddy” everytime. I don’t even think it occurs to her to say anyone else. And since her daddy comes to the front door with flowers in his hands, someday when some punk sits in our driveway and honks, the goal is she will think he is a loser and wait for something better to come along. Obviously someday (far, far away) we want our girls to meet a wonderful man, but we hope to teach them to avoid as many heartaches as possible along the way, knowing full well there probably will be some.

Nothing can replace the look in my girl’s eyes when they see their daddy. Whenever something breaks around the house, I always declare, “Bring it to daddy, maybe he can fix it!” Yesterday, when Lily’s Little Mermaid barbie doll’s necklace broke (yes I am swimming in Disney Princess who ha) she tearfully went running to the hubbies side. “Can you fix it?” She said with big puddles in his eyes. Sure enough, despite some mildly super glued together fingers, it was fixed. She looked up at him with such devotion and said, “Daddy, your my hero.” His heart was bursting, well for a minute until she said, “Wait, what’s a hero?”

I’m pretty sure she has found her hero, her prince, and a whole lot more. And seeing him through her eyes, makes me remember why he is mine. He has almost my whole heart. But a sliver still belongs to my daddy who is still my hero and my prince too. I think we never outgrow that need to be “daddy’s girl.” I pray my girl’s never lose that precious look in their eyes.

Comments

  1. Great post and I am so knowing where you are coming from! I am a daddy’s girl and my daughter is a daddy’s girl too. I hope it always stays that way.

  2. adventuremom says:

    OMG! I want that for little K too. What a great post!

  3. Oh my goodness! This post just made me cry… My Daddy IS my hero! He always has and always will be. When you were talking about how your hubby can fix anything for his little girl, it really hit home. My Dad has always been the same way with me. Know the song ‘Heaven’ by Warrant? Yeah, that’s totally my Daddy.

    Thank you so much for sharing this super sweet post with us (even though it made me cry!) Much love to you & yours, Take care and God Bless!

  4. Auntie N says:

    Awesome post!!! Brought tears to my eyes. I can just picture it all.

    Thanks.l

  5. I observed a similar situation which involved my grandaughters dad showing up enexpectedly for one of her activities at school. She was sooo excited when she noticed he was there, I thought she was going to turn inside out.

    What a great moment!

    Your story reminded me about how important it is to participate in my grandkids lives.

    Thanks!

  6. What a great post!

  7. Liz-Marie says:

    Beautiful post. I just teared up reading it. I have a great daddy-prince who at 27 I still go running to when things break, only now its cars and what-not as opposed to toys and what-not.

  8. lilpunk says:

    oh wow.

  9. Oh, my goodness. I think I’ll have to link to this incredible post. Ahhhhh … I am so thankful that I have a Heavenly Father who is indeed my Knight in Shining Armor, as my father died when I was young. If only, all little girls had healthy daddies. I suspect our world would be a much better place.

    Thank you for your encouraging words.
    Carol

  10. That is so wonderful for your little girl. My dad wasn’t around much when I was little. I’m always envious when I hear of dads and their little princesses.

  11. maiba says:

    Thankyou for reminding me how much of a blessing my father truly is. ^_^

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