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Posted: 7/25/2013 11:03:37 AM EST
http://lifetoheryears.com/50rules

This might have been posted here before but I felt it was worth sharing anyway.
As a dad of a 2 & 1/2 year old little girl, there are a lot of thing in here that seem worth keeping in perspective in this crazy world.

Of course I will add a few like teaching her how to shoot and field strip and clean weapons, but all of these seem pretty good too.




...damn allergies....
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:09:38 AM EST
I'm a dad to twin 3.5 year old daughters and a 1 year old daughter.
I'll be saving this.
Thank you.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:12:27 AM EST
still reading.....

but the shoes.......my oldest (4 yrs) was pretty upset when her pink cowgirl boots didn't fit anymore.....she couldn't wear boots like daddy
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:13:05 AM EST
I have 3, 13 to 19.

many of those couldnt be more true
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:13:11 AM EST
Lot of truth in those listed items.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:16:08 AM EST
29. If her mom enrolls her in swim lessons, make sure you get in the pool too. Don’t be intimidated if there are no other dads there. It’s their loss.
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Always surprised at the number of dads I see at the pool sitting in chairs watching.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:18:59 AM EST
I've had a problem with #29, I need to get over that.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:20:07 AM EST
mine turns 2 in 2 weeks, and for the fathers of sons try Father Forgets
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:20:49 AM EST
Tagged for later.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:24:40 AM EST
#4 says it all.

Mine's 21 now. I still cry *ahem*, have an allergy attack, when I hear the song Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:25:08 AM EST
Ouch, the dust is hurting my eyes.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:26:32 AM EST
I have done most of those with my daughter who is now 14.
It is the most unbelievable thing in the world to raise a daughter.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:26:33 AM EST
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You Too?
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:26:59 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:28:14 AM EST
As a father of 4 daughters, ages 15-30, I'd score this one 50 out of 50.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:29:26 AM EST
Ummmm....yeah.....about #40

40. She might ask you to buy her a pony on her birthday. Unless you live on a farm, do not buy her a pony on her birthday. It’s OK to rent one though.


Fucked up on that one....and proud of it


Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:29:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/25/2013 12:02:39 PM EST by George_in_Wis]
I wish I'd seen this 28 years ago.

I did many of the things listed, but not often enough, or nearly enough of them.

For what it's worth, I experienced the joy of attending my daughter's (and precious only child's) wedding just a few weeks ago. In the period leading up to it, and since, I've spent much time reflecting on her childhood and my actions as a father. You guys with young (and not-so-young) daughters, read this and take it to heart. Once the time has passed, there's no getting it back.

I take great comfort in the fact that she chose a good, honorable man who I have no doubt will take good care of her.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:31:08 AM EST
My daughter just graduated and is going to start college in a month. It seems like she was just a baby a couple years back, and now she turned into her mother.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:31:19 AM EST
I took my oldest daughter fishing yesterday morning. She caught three fish (well, one managed to wiggle off the hook before she could bring it to shore). The two we brought home are cleaned and wrapped in foil ready to go on the grill with some butter and lemon juice. Now, in the past month all of my girls have gone fishing with daddy and caught fish. My girls are already competing over who gets to go fishing with daddy tomorrow. I love it.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:31:21 AM EST
You motherfuckers.

Since school got out, my wife and I have been staying up later since I don't have a set time to be in to work and we obviously don't have to get the kids up.

Regardless, they (12, 9 yo girls, 6 yo boy) are up by 7, but my lazy ass stays in bed until almost 8 then I head straight out the door for work. I've been thinking I need to spend more time with them before summer's over but their mom and I don't always get a lot of time during the school year so I've been focusing on that. The thing is, most people that know us would probably say I get to spend more time with my kids than other dad they know btu it doesn't stop me from thinking I can/should do more. Reading stuff like this will not help, even though I need to be reminded occasionally.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:31:29 AM EST
Great list, thanks.

As a dad of a 18 mo old baby girl, my addition:

#51 - tell her not to love her first boyfriend too much, because I will be killing him and mounting his head on the gatepost as a warning to subsequent admirers.

Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:33:24 AM EST
i got pretty sad a few weeks ago....

my youngest had her third bday.....and it dawned on me, she's lost her baby face.....
i remember when i realized that about her older sister, too...
neither of them are babies anymore, they are little girls now....

the little things become so obvious......looking in the rear view mirror.
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I have four more months until my 1st child enters this world. I cannot wait for her arrival.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:42:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/25/2013 11:49:19 AM EST by MrTinkels]
My 1yo is bouncing around and handing me her snacks as I read this


I am going to be a mess at her wedding

ETA

Makes me think of this song
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:43:29 AM EST
I need to do better. Thank goodness her mother is amazing.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:43:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/25/2013 11:45:02 AM EST by hushpuppy]
Love on 'em while you can boys.

I always said I figured my daughter was on loan to me from God until she was 16.

Because at that point the outside world starts creeping in.

Now she's in her second year of college.

She's had the Highest GPA in a Pharmacy program for two years.

Got her mom's looks and dad's brains .


Straight A's in HS and lettered in two sports.

Didn't have her first boyfriend until she was a senior and dumped him when she caught him cheating on her.

No I didn't kick his ass ... seeing him crying in the front yard when she handed him the few belongings she had in the house was enough.


Go home right now and give them a hug, they grow up way too quick.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:44:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/25/2013 11:53:55 AM EST by reyflete]
Teach them everything you know...

listen to them.....

Take time to let them perform everything for you....

When you pick her up this summer from Grandma and Grandpas house give her that Cherry Starburst Les Paul she has been wanting all year and those 5th row center tickets to KISS this summer.

You wanted the best you got the best the hardest rocking band on Earth!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONKEY!!!!!!

Guess who won the best dad in the world award.....this guy!!!!
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:46:42 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:46:45 AM EST
I have 3 daughters and a son.

My dark hair has skipped gray , and gone straight to white.

Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:53:58 AM EST
Mine are 14 and 20. I miss the time when they were little so much.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:59:52 AM EST
Many of those are actually pretty good.....unlike most father/daughter list.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 12:09:54 PM EST
This thread kind of makes me hope my wife and I have a girl next.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 12:14:41 PM EST
Awesome list. With Three daughters I missed some of them but think I did better with each one.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 12:30:10 PM EST
Great! I try to do a lot of these things, but I think I'm going to have to step up my game cuz my kiddo is worth it
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 12:39:07 PM EST
As the proud dad of a 7 month old daughter, these are all excellent bits of advice. Thanks for sharing!
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 12:44:29 PM EST
Good stuff.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 12:53:48 PM EST
My little girl is 10 and I already did most of that list, although she plays soccer, not baseball, and she's not into fishing. I hadn't thought of the letter on her birthday. That's not a bad idea.
Thank God she's not interested in boys....yet.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 12:57:11 PM EST
Great list! My daughter is 4, soon to be 5, and it's pretty damn dusty in here
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 12:58:49 PM EST
Good advice that brought back a lot of memories of my two girls growing up.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:16:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Pair0dimes:
Ouch, the dust is hurting my eyes.

You Too?


Dusty here too while I wait for my 2 year old to come home.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:26:50 PM EST
So glad I had boys, good luck dad's with girls.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:31:49 PM EST
glad I had boys. you guys with daughters dont forget all the stuff you did to girls when you were a teen who at the time were somebody's daughter.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 2:12:53 PM EST

My little girl is laying on the couch beside me watching Sofia. By the gas I imagine she is brewing a nice diaper treat for me. I still love her though.

I don't really want her to grow up.
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Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:

There always has to be at least one in these threads.

The point of this thread is to raise daughters that don't end up as the town slut.


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Originally Posted By 17ghk:
glad I had boys. you guys with daughters dont forget all the stuff you did to girls when you were a teen who at the time were somebody's daughter.

There always has to be at least one in these threads.

The point of this thread is to raise daughters that don't end up as the town slut.




That's exactly what I was going to say to him - I don't plan to raise a slut.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 2:38:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:06:30 PM EST
That was sweet.

I just realized something--for you men with children, especially daughters--if you truly follow these guidelines, you become a better man.

I thought that only happened from your Wife
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:25:19 PM EST
My little girl is on her way in 1.5 months. I always thought I wanted a boy, but this girl thing makes you think a lot more about being a strong male figure in her life.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:46:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/25/2013 3:50:59 PM EST by ItWasntMe]
Stepdaughter was 10 when I came aboard. That new dad thing lasted until the first big "No."

I did my best. Much of it stuck. I'm proud of her. She's in the Navy, now. Made another stripe. Doing very well.

The best thing you can hear on the other end of the phone is, "You were right, Dad." It's good to know she was listening.



Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:20:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MaxxII:
I'm a dad to twin 3.5 year old daughters and a 1 year old daughter.
I'll be saving this.
Thank you.
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You poor bastard
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