Dating a preacher39s daughter

18 Feb

If you thought the story of a dad who takes his little girl out on a monthly ‘date’ is cute, then I’ve got news for you. In case you missed it, mum Caitlin Fladager posted a Facebook status about her husband taking their daughter on ‘dates’, writing: My husband decided once a month he will take our little girl out on a “date” where she gets all dressed up and gets taken out for cake and ice cream. He helped her pick out a dress for her to wear, got a little purse ready for her, held the door open for her, and made her feel like a princess. She will always know how she deserves to be treated because her dad sets such a high example. And what’s more, it’s symptomatic of the poisonous ways that we treat male parenting.

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The idea that a dad is a secondary parent, that their contributions are sporadic treats rather than a constant influence?Unlike my friend, a dad of teenage daughters needs to think about their daughter’s dating in advance.This friend had not thought about giving dating advice to his daughter until it was almost too late.Why do we call it ‘babysitting’ when a dad is active in childcare?Why are we surprised that the person who helped create the child then deigns to spend time with it? How many mums would be delighted to have the opportunity for that kind of time with her child.