My husband often gets a certain comment from strangers when they see him with all four of his daughters “All girls eh?” They say this In the same tone someone would talk about something terrible. Like being forced on an all bug diet or being trapped in your home with the only option on the T.V being a Calliou Marathon. I am sure he feels a little overwhelmed on occasion but this is his normal and I know he would not want it any other way.
What I love about him is he does not limit our girls to only do things considered for girls, and regularly introduces them to things he likes. The other day he bought a football at the store. Our girls were ecstatic. They could not wait to play with it with him. As soon as we got home my eight year old proclaimed. “Dad let’s go throw that thing around.” Give it to my girly daughters to not even know what a football is.
When my daughters are playing dress up and run to him to see what he thinks he always gives them rave reviews. He showers them with compliments making them feel so good about themselves. I even catch them watching My Little Pony together and don’t tell my husband I said this, but I think he secretly enjoys it as much as them.
The drama that erupts frequently in our house is enough to send anyone to hide in the closet and never come out. (and they are not even teenagers yet!) But honestly, I know I can get through it as long as I have my outnumbered husband by my side.
*Yes we took all of our girls to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I figured I should let my husband pick a movie once in his life. I had no idea it was PG-13 until half way through. Honestly it was not too bad and everyone loved it. well…. except me. ( I will be waiting with baited breath for my mother of the year trophy to come in the mail.)