Any dad to a daughter will tell you that that man’s man façade melts away the second that your little girl asks to paint your toe nails. One time I went to a gas station with a white and red polka dot clip in my hair that I had forgotten about – and the amazing this was that nobody even mentioned it. You can’t even act tough when your baby girl is around, that is until someone tries to mess with her and then you go into straight bear mode.
Truth #2: You Become and Immediate Sex Symbol
I’ve gotten my fair share of looks in my day, but nothing compared to when I became a dad to a daughter. I have the added “benefit” of being a stay at home dad which means that my daughters and I are often out and about sans wifey. Even when my wife is around I still get sideways glances, smiles, and whispers in my general direction.
Truth #3: You Stop Seeing Women as Sexy and Start seeing them as someone’s Daughter
It is not like you lose your sex drive, but you definitely think twice about some of those random thoughts that you have. I like to think of this theory as the “date me now, not then” theory. You can’t change your past, but you can set an example for your girls to see how a man should think about and treat a woman. If you are a good enough man then your daughter will search for a man that is no worse than you.
This goes for both my daughters, but my younger one especially; she is affectionately referred to as the Honey Badger (NSFW Language.) She has never met a marker that couldn’t ruin something and she has never met a wall which wasn’t climbable. Even though she will most likely lead me to an early death all she has to do is give me a smile or a random kiss and I forget about all the crap that makes me want to stop at two kids.
Truth #5: You Will Do ANYTHING for Those Girls
Everyone thinks of moms as the bend over backwards nurturing types, but even moms don’t understand the daddy-daughter connection. When your daughter tells you that she wants a pony you don’t think, “That’s ridiculous,” instead the first thoughts through your mind are, “where can I get a pony,” and googling, “How to build a stable.” Being a dad to daughters is a terrifying, exhilarating, breathtaking, thrill ride which any man would be lucky to have and should be grateful to be graced with.