Although daughters are daddy’s little girl, it can be difficult for Dads to find a common bond. DH shares how he plans on bridging that gap this Christmas, with a surprise gift for DD5.
Growing up I had 2 brothers and 1 sister. Which meant in my house the boys out numbered the girls 4 to 2. My dad was awesome for us boys, he was a man’s man, there wasn’t a sport we were not involved in. We spent all summer on the ball diamond, all fall on the football field and all winter at the rink (which was a big deal considering my dad grew up in California and never skated a day in his life!). It was awesome for us boys!
Don’t get me wrong! Its not that my dad didn’t love his daughter, instead it was quite the opposite; she was the ruler of the roost. We all knew when it came down to it, the “Princess” always got her way. It was hard watching my dad struggle to find a way to relate to her and navigate through a girlish world. He would fumble his way around dolls and Barbies, pretend to have a real interest in tea parties and dress up games, but deep down, I think they both knew he was faking it!
When my two boys were born I was so excited, I couldn’t wait to spend the days playing sports and video games and all the great stuff I got to do with my dad. Then my daughter was born, I was scared to death! I didn’t really know what to do with a girl! I have tried nail painting, playing dolls, etc., but I fear she knows, just what my sister knew, Daddy doesn’t really relate to me. So for me finding a toy that we both can get excited for has been a long time coming.
Barbie Starlight Adventure Hoover Board!
This year, Barbie has stepped up her game with the Barbie Star Light Adventure Hover toy from the space fantasy movie, Barbie Star Light Adventure. This toy brings together the best of both of my worlds! I get to spend time playing with one of my daughters most favourite things in Barbie, and it comes my favourite boyish toy, an RC hovercraft! I can’t went to see the look on my daughter’s face and mine as we spend hours whipping around the house (sorry to my wife in advance but it’s going to happen). Thanks Barbie for helping this Dad connect with his daughter!