11 Things All Daddy's Girls Know To Be True

11 Things All Daddy's Girls Know To Be True

He's your best friend, role model and dad all in one.
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A father is a daughter's first love and favorite superhero. He never fails to put a smile on your face and make you feel protected and loved when you need it most. If you're a daddy's girl, there are a few things you know to be true!

1. You can do no wrong.

It doesn't matter if you burn the house down, there's no way your dad can stay mad at his little angel.


2. You can always count on his "dad jokes" to make you smile.

Bad day? Leave it to dad to tell a corny joke that will make you want to roll your eyes and smile at the same time.

3. The best time of day is when dad gets home!

We wait patiently for dad to get off work and come home to spend time with his little girl. It's our favorite part of the day.

4. A dad's hug is the best hug.

There's nothing like a hug from your dad, especially because they're usually a little too long and a little too tight, but that's how you know it's a dad's hug.

5. He always tells you the truth.

Even if you don't want to hear it, you can always count on him to tell you the honest truth. And the truth is only ok when it comes from him.

6. He makes everything fun.

Dad's can turn even the most boring activity into the most fun thing you've ever done. Not to mention he is willing to play whatever his little girl wants.

7. To us, he can do anything. He's the world's greatest superhero. He's a pack mule, problem solver, goofball...he does it all.



8. He

taught us everything we need to know about sports.

Boys ar
e amazed by how much we

know about football, baseball, basketball. You name it, we know it.


9. He will forever be our first love.
No matter how many heartbreaks we experience, our dad
taught us what it's like to be loved by a true man.


10. He's your biggest fan. He's the loudest one in the crowd at any of your events and you can always count on him to beam with pride whenever you accomplish something.


11. You'll always have your partner in crime.
A father-daughter bond is unbreakable. He's your best friend, role model and dad all in one. It doesn't get much better than that!

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What It's Really Like To Be An Only Child

"We are so amazing our parents only needed one."
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Spoiled. Mature. Lonely. Lucky. Stubborn. Entitled. Selfish. Independent. Immature.

They may all seem like contradictory statements, and in some ways, they most definitely are. And yet, they are all words that people have used at some point to describe me, simply because I am an only child.

It doesn't matter my family life, my personality, or my accomplishments. For some odd reason, we all seem to have some pre-conceived notion about those only-children. When someone finds out I am an only child, the most common reaction is getting is "Oh, that makes so much sense." Apparently, being an only child creates a specific persona. But in reality, if you haven't lived it, you will just never know. While some of the ideas may be very true, we only-children didn't choose this life. So stop judging us before you've gotten to know us.

There's not a whole lot I can really say to describe to someone what it's like to be an only child. Yes, it's true that I get all of the attention. After all, who else would it go to? But, that doesn't mean that I always like being the center of attention. I'm a natural born performer, so I certainly like my fair share of center-stage. But I too like my alone time, hidden silently in the corner.

I grew up spending a lot of time alone, so I most definitely have the ability to be independent. I do better with older people than people my own age, simply because that's who I grew up around. I spent a significant amount of time with my parents and family. Of course, I had friends my own age, but it still gives me a sense of security to have someone older there to protect me.

Before you ask, no, I don't always get my way. My parents were still in charge, I still had to share with friends. Of course, I was always the one to pick what game we played or movie we watched, but I didn't own the entire Barbie collection. Being an only child doesn't make me entitled, it just makes me who I am. I was always the youngest, so of course, I was treated as such.

Yet, I like to think that I am anything but selfish. I love volunteering and I love helping others. It's just who I am, it's in my blood. Sure I grew up as an only child, but my family really embodied the spirit of giving.

When I was little I used to whine, saying "I'm a lonely child." But in reality, I actually couldn't imagine growing up with siblings. Now, I have over 200 sorority sisters and I couldn't be blessed with anything better, I get the best of both worlds. I have girls who truly act like my siblings. We fight, we love, and I know we truly live for each other.

So yes, I may be spoiled. I am mature, and yet in some ways, still very immature. My role models have changed my life, and I now live the best of both worlds. I am independent, I am lucky. But not because I am an only child, simply because that's who I am.

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A Letter To My Mom Who Also Happens To Be My Best Friend

We all have friends but no friend is as special to us as our mom.
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To All The Best Friends:

We all have a best friend or two. Girls have many friends, but there is one friend we can all truly count on. We all know her and hope to be as great a friend as she is one day. She's that friend that's always there. The one you can always count.

This friend will be there at the drop of a hat. This friend will answer no matter what. This friend is your mom. Mom, mommy, momma, mother, or whatever you call her you know she's your best friend. My mom really is my best friend. Some people say that but don't really believe it.

Best friends are the ones we can tell our deepest secrets. The secrets that we trust everyone with. The secrets I tell my mom she usually already knows. When I tell her I'm upset she already knows that too. She is the person who is always the happiest for you.

Ever since I was little my mom has been the first one in the stands and the last one to leave my awards. My mom is there no matter what. Having my mom as a friend means I can count on her, but as my best friend I can always trust her.

Whatever she has to do can wait. Whatever she has going on can go to the back burner. When it comes to an event she's there.

To say I love her is an understatement. She is the best friend I'll ever have. When I'm sick she's there to take care of me even though she is risking getting sick. I've had four different surgeries and countless doctor appointments and she's always there.

My favorite thing about her is that she loves me unconditionally even when I do not deserve it. I don't deserve the love she gives to me but she gives it anyways; that and that alone is why your mom is the best friend you can ever have. Thank you to my mom and all the other moms out there that are our best friends.

Love,

The Daughters Who Are Beyond Thankful for You.

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