Motherhood

You Know You’re Married to a Girl Dad When…

I’m going to a whole lot of bragging in this post. But I’ve got to say, I’m married to one heck of a man. Greg came from a family of all boys. He is the oldest of three of them. Life is much different for him now that he has two beautiful little girls. I have a brother and a sister, so I suppose my family was decently balanced, but I can definitely see how different family dynamics are between “girl” families and “boy” families.

I remember those first days with Kennedy… how he was so gentle with her and unsure of what to do. Now he barely bats an eye to all the things that come along with being the only dude in the house, aside from the cat. It got me thinking. Girl dads really are awesome. Boy dads are, too. Heck, all dads are awesome. But, it’s harder for grown men to relate to little girls. Right? Somehow, it’s not. Somehow, you find yourself smiling at all the amazing things that happen in your house.

You Know You're Married to a Girl Dad When

You Know You’re Married to a Girl Dad When…

  • He is perfect at playing the role of Ursula (His rendition of “Poor Unfortunate Souls” is quite stellar, if I do say so myself)
  • Despite his failed attempts, he tries to pick out clothes that match and look cute
  • He lets you make executive wardrobe decisions when necessary
  • He can put hair in a pony tail (this is a recently learned skill – so proud of him!)
  • He knows most of the Disney Princesses names
  • He’s totally okay with having a tea party picnic
  • The three-year-old is his Star Wars watching buddy because nobody else in the house watches it
  • His mother is ecstatic for granddaughters
  • He’s perfectly fine with being the least talkative one of the family
  • He doesn’t blink an eye at those dreaded girl diapers
  • He’s a pro at sneaking treats behind mom’s back
  • Your toddler immediately goes to him after you say no
  • He applauds when your three-year-old says “no boys in my bed”
  • He is completely wrapped around two little girls’ fingers
  • Your heart melts when you see him with your girls

Greg, thank you for always being such an awesome dad. Not only are you a beast at being a girl dad, you are an amazing partner in parenting. Our children have an incredible example to look up to. Rock on, my Little Mermaid singing, pony tail making man.

8 Comments

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    stephanie
    April 9, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Such a sweet post! 🙂

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    Whitney
    April 9, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Greg is such a great guy! My dad had two daughters and really was perfect for the role… but he had 2 brothers growing up I’m crossing my fingers that we have one of each!

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    B
    April 9, 2015 at 9:31 am

    This is us right now too. Tea parties and princesses and babies! My husband who came from an all boy family is knee deep in girls and our girls are girly girls. My husband was on his teas pouring tea putting on make-up and painting toe nails. It makes me love him that much more!

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    Myra
    April 9, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Awwww Greg!! What a good Daddy he is. His girls are lucky little ones to have someone who will have tea parties with them AND sneak them snacks behind Momma’s back 😉 And just so YOU know, you’re one heck of a momma too!

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    Tiffany (A Touch of Grace)
    April 9, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Such a sweet post Meg. My hubby comes from an all boy family too and is such a great girl dad. Love daddy’s with their daughters.

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    Danielle
    April 10, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Such a sweet post! I can totally identify with most of these.

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    Tawnya Faust
    April 12, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Yes 🙂 I love this, and that last line made me laugh 🙂 There’s just something so special about watching daddy’s interact with their daughters!

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    Kristen
    April 16, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Such a cute post! Girl daddies are the best! Please, please upload a video of his Ursula impression.

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