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What my 12.5 year old daughter loves

Adding my 2 cents into the ongoing what my daughter loves meme.

  • Family (BIG TIME)
  • Her PINK cell phone
  • Her PINK netbook
  • Her little PINK game thing (I forget which one it is)
  • Her Wii
  • Her PINK iPoop ๐Ÿ™
  • Her cats (who unfortunately are not PINK)
  • and boys ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

Hey, you other old farts out there with soon-to-be teenage daughters or teenage dauthers, please give me some advice ๐Ÿ™‚

Edit: I am not implying that Liz is my 12.5 year old daughter with all of the PINK links above, they just have all of the same toys in all of the same colors. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • It wasn’t always this easy to get so get all these kinds of electronics in pink, I think part of my obsession (I mean, aside that I do quite like pink) is that I was always stuck with black or other dark colors when it came to electronics. I might be overcompensating a bit ๐Ÿ™‚

    The “game thing” is a Nintendo DS.

  • As a certified old fart, with an eldest daughter about to turn 12, I feel qualified to voice an opinion on this matter.

    Be alongside her. Be the model of what she will expect from males in her life. Communicate with her so that she knows what you expect from her in her relationships with males. And that it is okay to let her feelings known to you.

    Let her know that because you are her Dad, you are inherently “uncool”, and will not go out of your way to embarrass her, but are there behind her anyhow. She needs that security: – to know that if and when she fails, you will be there to help her up.

    Hugs are important. Don’t forget them.

    Oh, and it might be better for her if she was encouraged to spend less time interacting with silicon, and more time talking to adults.

    “Teenagers” were something invented last century. It is not natural, but a result of western society. Have a look at the way other societies interact with this age group… it is enlightening.

  • If old farts have twelve year-old daughters, what does that make me? My step-daughter is 21!

    Having been there, done that, got the tee shirt and the broken doors to prove it, all I can say is love her. With all your heart. You will screw up, we all do, so will she, but in the end she will know that you are at least one solid constant in her life.

    All people are different, but in my experience, if she is a good kid now, she will be a good adult. The path there may be a bit bumpy, but the end result is worth the journey.

  • 1 think I heard from comic that has always run through my head.

    Always greet possible boyfriends at the door sharpening a knife and say you will have my daughter back here at X time unscathed won’t you…..

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  • Hang in there Dude… you are an inspiring old fart. I at times get dizzy from all the pinkish colors in my daughters bedroom but no comparison she is only 6 now.

  • ScottK

    Seriously, teenage boys can be intimidated. My favorite quote from the now 17 year old daughter (it’s a few years old)….

    “We were going to kiss. We’d talked about it in advance, but he was afraid if you caught us, you’d beat him up.”

    This is a win.

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  • Holy smokes, there are a lot of inspirational comments here. That is so cool.

    @stuphi – I guess a dusty old fart :p Then again, that would be the same for ScottK

    @effie – dude, PINK PINK PINK PINK…everything is PINK!

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