09/25/2014 05:02 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Ah, The Things We Do For Our Daughters

I love having daughters. It is absolutely awesome. However, I was horrified when I found out I was having not one, but two of them. Over time, all that fear has turned to incredible joy -- until, of course, they approach their teenage years.

The things you do once you have daughters are just a bit different than when you have a son. With my son, I ride four-wheelers, fight with swords, shoot BB guns and bows and arrows (yes,f I know girls can do this stuff), and with my girls, I'm getting my nails painted, wearing tiaras and dressing up in girl clothes.... and I have to admit that I enjoy it. I enjoy it for many reasons, but mostly because of the joy I see in their eyes when Daddy wants to do all the girlie things that they are into. I know that it won't be too many years from now that they will push me aside a bit when they get older, so I soak up all the things that I can now to build that long-lasting relationship. With pleasure, I show you the many things I have done to bond with my daughters:


I wear pink crowns with the other dads:

I wear a zebra print pink ballet backpack while grocery shopping:

I get my nails painted... the prettiest princess in the world.

I do all of these things and I love every single second of it. I've heard that some dads refuse to do such things with their daughters and I feel extremely sad for them and the magic and joy they are missing out with their own princesses. If you are one of those dads, put aside whatever is keeping you from doing these things and I promise you you will experience a feeling like nothing you've ever experienced or will experience ever again in your lifetime. Today is a new day, seize it all before it's gone, don't miss out on the magic and beauty that will always, if you let it, live inside of you.

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