This past weekend was the daddy/daughter dance at church. My daughter and I have only been to one other daddy/daughter dance so both of us were really excited for this one.
The theme of the dance was “super hero” so we could either dress up in our favorite costume, or we could just wear nice clothes. My daughter and I decided we would just wear nice clothes since we didn’t really have time to go and buy costumes.
I’m no dancer. Can’t do it. Look really stupid attempting to do it. Let’s face it. I’m a pianist. But I can’t dance at all. The only real time I really danced was with my wife at our wedding. But, I knew my daughter really wanted to have fun, and for her, I was willing to look goofy on the dance floor if it meant making her happy.
We had a great time! The gym was full of super hero decorations, a selfie station, candy, all kinds of treats and of course, a visit from Wonder Woman. My daughter and I danced to just about every song they played.
I’ll always remember the times I spend with just her. With a big family, it’s really rare that we get to spend one on one time with each of them. But, it’s really important to make time for that. They are only little once, and time never stops.
If you are a dad and have never been to a daddy/daughter dance, and she asks you to go to one, say yes. The little things we do like this mean more to her than we could ever imagine.
When and if you get to go to a daddy/daughter dance, make it a special night for her. Don’t worry about looking stupid or embarrassed. The night is about your little girl – not you. Treat her the way you want her future husband to treat her. Be loving, kind and respectful, and she’ll look for those qualities in the boys she dates down the road.
Have you ever been to a daddy/daughter dance? How was your experience?