12 rules of dating my daughter
I thought I'd share it with you guys, as I'm sure many of you are fathers who might appreciate this.Places where there are no parents, policemen, or nuns within eyesight. Places where there is dancing, holding hands, or happiness. I may appear to be a potbellied, balding, middle-aged, dimwitted has-been. Hell, I even spent the night there once, albeit in another bedroom than his daughter.Places where the ambient temperature is warm enough to induce my daughter to wear shorts, tank tops, midriff T-shirts, or anything other than overalls, a sweater, and a goose down parka - zipped up to her throat. But on issues relating to my daughter, I am the all-knowing, merciless god of your universe. It takes very little for me to mistake the sound of your car in the driveway for a chopper coming in over a rice paddy near Hanoi. It's all about appearance, intelligence, and good manners with fathers.If you want to be on time for the movie, you should not be dating. And the worst part, he's one of those hardcore east coast Italian types.
My daughter is putting on her makeup, a process that can take longer than painting the Golden Gate Bridge. The first time I went to pick his daughter up, I tried to make conversation with him.
It just so happens that due to my experience as a Young Life leader and as a parent, I might have a thing or two to say about being a Dad.