Thanks for the compliment Dave. Yes, my problems are just beginning I fear. The first boyfriend argument has started and is now in the "not speaking to each other" phase. I have been informed by my wife that I'm not supposed to be happy about this yet its more than fine with me as now I don't have to worry about them being together (at least until the fight is over)...
Bill Engval does a great comedy bit about the boyfriend coming over for the first time. Its a must watch for any father with girls - "Just remember boy, I'm not afraid of going BACK to prison"
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Congratulations, Robert and wife! Jim can definitely give you some pointers. His daughters are beautiful and so is his wife. I can still remember pulling up into my driveway late from a date and telling my boyfriend my dad was really mellow and wouldn't be mad. Boy was I surprised, he was at my boyfriend's door before I had unlocked my door. He ordered me into the house and didn't return for some time. I never got to go out with the boy again, he was too scared. I still chuckle every time I think about it.
I would be lying to you if I said that I was not scared to death. You can google anything but I can't find a single plausible resource on helping a father deal with an adolescent daughter. Yes, I know that is years away and, fortunately, my wife gets to have "the talk" with our future teen. Oh well, I think that I will start a new lido discussion on dealing with my anxieties. (I look forward to Jim's input as well as anything else someone can offer.) My parents gave me a book by Dr. Spock on baby care but I am reluctant to read a child care book written by a Klingon .