Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Fatherly advice

At the shower this past weekend, my friend's dad came.  He happens to be the father of three girls, the oldest of which is 25ish, the middle one in her early twenties, then the youngest is maybe 19.

So, I asked this experienced gentleman if he had any "how to raise a girl" advice for me or for Bubba as the father of three strong-willed girls.

This is what he said: "Keep the long view in mind - don't focus on the momentary drama."  He went on to say, "Girls are awesome.  They are so sweet and fun for the first, say, 10 years, then you get about three years of ambiguity, which can be tough, but then comes the approximately 8 years of f****ed up torture."

I can't wait to find out what he means....

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