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Posted by on Sep 9, 2011 in Parenting | 13 comments

Five things you should know about Daddy…

Dear Curly Girl,

There are five things I want you to know about your Daddy (and they don’t include that you don’t talk about Daddy, this isn’t Fight Club, ok?) …

1. Absence. It really does make the heart grow fonder. Daddy can’t always be here to hug you in the morning or to kiss you goodnight. It’s not because he doesn’t want to be here, it’s because he works his socks off every day, leaves before you’re up and gets home after you’re asleep. So let’s make the weekends really special and give him lots of extra cuddles ok? (And don’t head butt him in the nuts if you can possibly help it.)

2. Mr Fix-it. Your Daddy is a one man DIY machine. Seriously. He can make anything and fix anything. But it’s more likely to get done when it’s his idea. Use this information wisely padawan…

3. Daddy is always right. Except when Mummy’s right. Or when he’s wrong.

4. Daddy has your best interest at heart. You know that now, right? But you’ll forget it, when you’re older and you don’t get the music that he listens to, or the clothes that he wears, and you’re mad that he won’t let you go out with that boy to that place, especially on a school night. It will make you madder than stink. But you know it makes sense *puts on best Del-boy accent she can and fails miserably*.

5. He loves you more than words can say. Remember this. Believe it. Never doubt it. Nuff said.

Love you,

Whee! The Friday Club Carnival is back! The lovely Ella over at Notes from Home has had a bit of a tough time lately so it’s wonderful to see her back on the block. Pop over, link up and share the love. You know you want to.

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  • Michelle Twin Mum

    I am completely loving all these posts, I did mine in the style of a letter too.  Beautiful.

    Mich x

  • bod for tea

    I know it was such a great idea of hers wasn’t it? Will pop over and read your I’ve later on x

  • SeasiderClare

    Great list! We have the 1st one too with Daddy working shifts we can often go a week without seeing him.

  • bod for tea

    It’s a sad fact of life, but it does make the weekends so very special :D

  • Mari Sterling Wilbur

    I love #’s 1,3,4,5 – esp. 5. I will take your word on #2 but I believe everything you say so that’s settled.  Yes, #4 will be a battle when DD is “that” age.  But so funny how they come around to not only needing you again but calling for advice, and wanting to spend time with you. If they don’t hear from you for a couple of weeks they get concerned and call.  Sweet. :D  

  • bod for tea

    I got a job-lot of armour in the Summer Sales which I’m storing away in the loft ready for that age, I think it will come in handy… thanks for popping over Mari, always such lovely comments from you my dear :D

  • liveotherwise

    Great post. Sounds like your oh and my dp have quite a few bits in common ;) 

  • Midlie Singlemum


  • bod for tea

    There’s a lot of out about apparently… :-)

  • Ella @ Notes from Home

    Oh this is just lovely! The absence one is really hard isn’t it. We had the same and the children didn’t know anything else when they were little but it is still hard, and yes, it definitely makes weekends fab :)

    Thanks for taking part this week and for your lovely words xx

  • bod for tea

    Thank you my lovely, and you’re most welcome – great to have you back! :D

  • bod for tea

    Glad to be of service modom *bows*. And you’re right the weekends are even more special :D

  • 1978rebecca

    Great post. You always make me chuckle. Must be hard for him to be away all week and for you all too. At least he’s there at the weekends though. Must make it even more special.