Sunday, 19 June 2016

Barbecue Shorts, Ballet Buns: It's Fathers Day


He quite likes it when she sits still long enough for a chat, even if she is working her phone at the same time


Because he quite likes it when her friends say hello to him and she has to roll her eyes at the thought of her Dad being a favourite.

And he quite likes it when she thinks back to being a little girl, because he arranged his work hours specially so he could spend plenty of time with her. So he loves it when she says "Remember the time Mum was away and you had to do my ballet bun and that was the day the TV cameras came and I had to go on the news with Dad Hair?"

And then he likes it when she asks if he's going to be wearing his work clothes, his suit, when he comes to the concert

But he also likes it when she moans about his special barbecue shorts and the crumbs in his beard.

And he knows that she knows that he knows that she really only said yes to the new trampoline when the old one wore out because that was one more project, one more thing he could make for her.

So I suspect he liked it a lot when she was able to wish him a Happy Fathers Day at midnight after he stayed up to drive her home from the party. Because that's what he does. 

15 comments:

Barbara Eads said...

There's something special about fathers and daughters. I've loved watching my girls through the years with their "daddy." They still rely on him today to handle home repairs and all things car related. That now includes the granddaughters!!

Susanne said...

Awww, sweet post. Isn't it wonderful that they have such a special bond.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

That's so lovely.

Carole R said...

What a lovely post for a super daddy. Love the ballet bun story

alexa said...

How truly,lovely - what a very special relationship :). I loved the Bun and the Ballet story ...

Maggie said...

Ahhh good old dad. They are so good for for so many things including taxi driving.

Patio Postcards said...

A lovely tale with accompanying scrap page so all will remember. She is one very lucky young lady to have such a Dad & yes he is a very lucky Dad to have such a sweet daughter. Dad hair - now that is funny!

Lizzy Hill said...

Cute! Precious:)never having had a daughter - never had a chance to experience this!!!!

Karen said...

The perfect Father's Day post! I love the story of the ballet bun!

Missus Wookie said...

Oh that is a lovely list of stories and glimpses into their relationship. So glad you captured them.

Sandra said...

Sounds crazy, but it bought tears to my eyes. Beautiful, really beautiful xxx

Jo said...

This is a lovely post, I watched Father of the Bride last night and this post is that film.

Melissa said...

What a lovely Father's Day post!

Mitra Pratt said...

oh this made me happy happy to read!

Ruth said...

And here's another post I somehow missed ... love,love,love this post, particularly as I have met both of the stars of this story. I feel quite misty-eyed ...

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