Girls Do Need Their Fathers

Alex - luxemburg, Wisconsin
Entered on April 30, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: family
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Girls Do Need Their Fathers

When I was growing up I rarely saw my father, he was always on the road for work to try to make my life better than his was. He couldn’t even be at my birth because he was in Washington State and my mother was in Mississippi. I guess it was hard for my mom because she had to stay home to raise three kids in her own with him not being there. I can remember when he would come home for a week or so to see us it was like Christmas morning every time he came home I was so excited to see him. The bad thing was that he could only come home for a little while then he had to leave again. I can remember before he would leave he always told me that I was his little princess and that he would be home again soon to see me.

Not being able to see my dad like the other kids in my block really upset me. I saw all the of the other kids outside playing catch and kicking a soccer ball around. I would just sit in the window and watch wishing that it was me. I guess that was life though. People think that it’s boys that need their fathers but have you ever met a boy that has fights with his mother. It’s always girls that buttheads with their mothers and that is why we need our fathers. I guess when were young it’s different, but when girls get older it’s when they fight with their mothers. That’s where dad comes in; he is there when you need him most.

Mothers influence their daughters just like their fathers do but fathers influence them different. Mothers influence them to do girl things like beauty pageants, shopping, and makeup. Then there are fathers who influence girls to do more boyish things like sports and cars. We have the WNBA, and women who race dirt bikes and drag race. If fathers weren’t there to influence these women we would not do as many things that boys do. That’s why I believe that girls do need their fathers.