Monday, November 3, 2014

Episode 35 - A Daughter’s Advice for Fathers, and Remembering the Late Socks

Our late Socks who passed away in 2008.

My question to Emma: What advice do you have for fathers of daughters, and for fathers of sons?

Emma’s question to Me: In the movie “Ramona and Beezus,” why does it make you cry when the cat dies?

Our question to you: What advice do you have for fathers of daughters as well as fathers of sons? Share your responses in the Comments section below.

Thanks Kim B. for finding this picture for us. Socks' last night with all the kids.
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  1. I try every day to spend quantity and quality time with my kids. While they are so young, 5 and 7, they don't care about money or reputation. They just want me to play with them. Sometimes I forget how important my presence is to them.

    1. Your presence is all that matters to them at this age. I am surprised how often I hear Jacob's friends say with surprise, "Your dad hangs out with you?!" or, "You tell your dad you love him?!" I love it when he replies, "Yeah. Why? Don't you?" There's never any shame in his voice. Instead, it sounds like gratitude and surprise. Surprise that this isn't normal for his friends, and grateful that it is normal for him.


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