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I know the first step to recovery is to admitting it. So I am here today to do just that. Friends and readers I am in love with 3 blondes! Wait, it gets worse. Each and every one of them has blue eyes! To take it one step further….they all live in my home! There, I said it. It’s out there and I can’t take it back. Wow…I feel so much better.

In all honesty, this post deals with the middle one. The first of my little girls has taken up residence in a special little place of my heart. You father’s out there know what I am talking about. It’s that area of your heart that you reserved, but never knew quite what it was for. Well guys, if you’re like me, it’s for those little moments that you can’t script. The one’s that just happen and leave you speechless, breathless and pretty much worthless. Let me give you a quick example.

A couple of weeks ago I was working in my office. Down the hall I heard the pitter patter of little feet and a little voice saying “Datty”. In a few short moments, that little voice was standing right beside where I was seated. Ever so gently, she placed her elbows on the desk, clasped her hands together and placed them under her chin. Then with eyes that would melt steel, she gave me a quick blink or two. To be honest, I think it was a “beta test” to see how I would respond. That’s where the real trouble starts.

My response was probably not the best thing for the future. I quickly handed her my wallet, my car keys, my entire savings account and everything else of value I could find. She just smiled and walked out of the office. So you tell me…how’d I do? Do you think that will come back to haunt me? As a matter of fact, she did it again today. She entered the office, gave me that “look” and promptly took the marker that she’s not allowed to play with. I couldn’t move. It was like kryptonite to Superman. I was frozen right where I was seated. So I guess all of her testing is playing right along with her little plan. She is setting me up for a future time when she wants to go out with friends, get the expensive prom dress, take my car or….or….(gulp) date a boy!!

The good news is I see her working. The bad news is that I am powerless against it! The worst part is that there is an even younger one in our home that looks just like her! I guess I will just have to do what fathers have been doing for centuries. Love her as long as I can and cherish every wink, smile and moment I have with her. In the mean time, I am going to have to work on my ability to be strong in moments of weakness and especially for the 3 blondes in my house!!!

(Originally Posted August 2005)



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Comments · 9

  • mattw23 · February 12, 2007

    Awesome post…it’s amazing how endless our love for our children can grow!!

  • rindy · February 12, 2007

    OOPS….guess my son Matt was logged in right before me and I just commented as him…that comment sure doesn’t make sense with his name attached!!! It is my comment above!!!

  • BJ · February 12, 2007

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  • Grits n' Grace · February 12, 2007

    It doesn’t get any easier, bro. My daughter will be 18 in March and she can still melt me like a crayon on the asphalt in August. It’s in their DNA, they can’t help it. It’s just what they do! If the eyes aren’t enough, she’ll add the lower lip and then it’s all over after that. It’s really bad when mother and daughter tag team against me. What’s a guy to do…


  • Bruiser · February 12, 2007

    It’s true. It doesn’t get any easier. My daughter’s daughters give me “the look “and get their way, too.

  • faithwalk · February 13, 2007

    Aaron, that is just too sweet…
    I love reading about your love for your family!
    But you better looook out, these little angels know how to get their daddy’s wrapped around their little fingers as you already know!

    And it never ends; just ask my husband! :-)

    May Jesus bless you as you raise your family and love your wife!


  • mudpuppy · February 13, 2007

    Girls scare me! (more confessions. :))

  • iluv2prshim · February 13, 2007

    Oh no! Another daddy “in love”. How precious it is. Our daughter is 22 and married and she can still get money from her daddy. It does not get any easier. I just set back to watch and smile when she starts working her “magic” on my husband. Great post!

  • Aaron · February 14, 2007

    All – Thanks for the responses. I see that I am not alone. No matter what age my girls are, I am in for big trouble. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Luckily I still have “the boy” to keep me in check. He often gives me a look that says “you’re not falling for that one are you???”

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