Being a single father to a daughter

Posted: May 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

My daughter is now 11 years old, she is growing up a lot quicker than I would like, but as time does go by she has to grow and things happen that I as a man have troubles sometimes understanding. 

The like need to want to dye her hair, when I think her brown hair is beautiful the way it is. Get her nails done, when nails actually grow by themselves, its fine to paint them, but to get fake ones makes no sense to me whats so ever. These things I don’t seem to understand and when I ask whats the big deal, well I get the your a man thing.

I am a single father trying to understand the way young girls think. I have honestly had to learn new things, that I might not have learned if it wasn’t for the fact that my ex-wife decided that she want to walk out on us when our daughter was three years old, she would pop up every so often, then five years ago, she decided to completely leave and start a new family, we haven’t heard from her since.

As a guy i wanted a tomboy a girl I could throw a ball too or watch a football game on a Sunday afternoon, yeah that never happened.She goes crazy in the makeup department, well actually anything to do with what I call girly, she does hate pink though, I am proud of that.

In closing, I have had to learn new things that I know that I would not have had to if her mother was around, I have to learn from braiding hair all the way to when she started puberty. I know there are many more things that I have to learn still and asking my mother which happens to be seventy years old only makes me feel more awkward, two different generations me trying to understand them both, now that’s funny, men aren’t from mars, men simply just have never taken the time to listen and learn. I am happy that I’ve had the opportunity to raise my daughter, its been hard and I’ll tell you more next time.


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