My Dad Is The Best Relationship I Have

My Dad Is The Best Relationship I Have

The bond between a father and daughter is something that cannot even be compared.

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A father will stop at nothing to make sure his daughter, or daughters, are safe and happy while daughters try their absolute best to make their father proud.

He's a role model

As the saying goes, "You marry someone who is very similar to your father" and so how your dad acts is going to be how your husband and kids will behave. Their personalities should be almost identical because you look up to your father as a strong marriage and love role model.

He's protective

Your dad will threaten every single one of your boyfriends because no one is allowed to break his little girl's heart. They will hate every single guy that walks into the house because in his mind there is always a potential for him to turn out into a relationship. But that's just because he doesn't want to see you cry or hurt.

He always knows how to make you laugh

From my own experience, I know that fathers have the best and the stupidest humor. Dad jokes are a real thing and every time, the small puns will get to me. No one can compare to a father's humor.

He teaches you how to relate to boys

A father's job is to share his knowledge of boys and prepare you for men in the future. Now that may mean watching a ton of Black Hawk Down and sitting through hours of sports documentaries, but it's so much easier to talk to guys your age when you know the baseball team they like to watch or what happens in their favorite movie.

He is your best guy friend

You can go to your dad about any issue. he's always a spare pair of listening ears for your problems. And somehow they always know the right words to say in stressful situations. I know that once my father says "I know it seems rough right now, but there's a whole new day tomorrow ahead of you," I know not to worry about the little indecency that I have going on in my life.

His tears have a deeper meaning to them

Guys in general don't like to show their emotions, but when a dad breaks into tears or even shows a bit of his soft side, you know that it means a lot to him. Those moments of small emotional breakdowns are the ones you can vividly describe because they don't show up as often as you would think. I can only count two times that my dad has cried in front of me and they will forever be ingrained in my memory.

He knows exactly how to push your buttons

A father has the magical ability of knowing exactly what annoys you to the point where you just want to scream at him. Whether that be trying to understand the newest memes and trends or trying to become text savvy to seem "cooler", They always know exactly what gets to you. In the moment, you can't stand them, but overall your life would be not as fun without the annoyance.

He would go to the ends of the earth to help you out

Father's will always tell their daughter's that they won't let a boy near their daughters and that's because they really don't want their daughters to ever feel pain in their lives. A father will go out of his way to make sure his daughter gets everything she deserves and if it's not possible for some reason, the father personally blames himself. My dad has told me multiple times that if the time ever comes, he would risk his life in a second to save me from any pain and suffering.

He will love you unconditionally no matter what the circumstance is

There is nothing that could happen that would make a father dislike or hate his daughter. Absolutely nothing. No lie or problem will change a father's mind about his unconditional love. Literally, the moment you come into the world, your dad's love is set for the rest of your life.

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20 Things You Still Ask Your Dad At 20

“How can I use our bank account to set up Venmo?”
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    When I was a little girl, my dad used to read me stories of fairy tales and superheroes. I always thought my dad was my real life superhero and that he could fix any problem.

    Even now at 20, there are still things I ask my dad because he is a wealth of knowledge that I still believe can fix any problem.

    Let's be honest, being an adult is hard and at 20 there are still so many things we don't know how to do yet and Dad is always the first person we call.

    Here are 20 things college girls still ask their dads at 20:

    1. "If my gas tank is on empty how many miles can I drive before my car really stops working?"

    2. "Dad, what's this light mean on my car? I'm texting you a picture."

    3.“My car is making this weird clicking noise it sounds like this... CLICK CLICK."

    4.“How do I hang this mirror?"

    5. "What kind of tools do I need to hang this mirror and where can I get them?"

    6.“Can I take DayQuil and Advil together?"

    7. "How can I use our bank account to set up Venmo?"

    8."Who's our insurance carrier?"

    9.“Do you have my birth certificate?"

    10."What's the Netflix password?"

    11."What's the difference between different kinds of gas?"


12.“There are so many lightbulbs to choose from how do I know which one I need?"

13. "Hi, I know it's 3 a.m. but my smoke detector is beeping and I don't know what to do."

14."What's my routing number and account number and where do I find it?"

15.“How do I pay taxes? Can you pay them for me?"


16. “How does one go about changing their oil?"

17. “SOS! My shower leaking and there is water everywhere. What do I do?

18. “What exactly am I claiming on this tax form?"

19. "Hey, how do I write a check?"

20. “Why does everything cost money? Can you pay for that?

and.....the most important: “What would I do without you, Dad?"


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6 Lessons My Dad Taught Me

A dad is more than just a parent—he is a teacher, a friend, and a teammate.

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My dad is one of my best friends and greatest role models in life. When I was younger, we used to watch Saturday college football together almost every week. This chunk of time also gave me quality time to spend with one of my favorite people. As I grew up, I realized my dad was more than just my sports-obsessed best friend, he was my biggest inspiration and one of the most influential teachers in my life. He taught me six of the most important lessons I will ever learn.

1. Smile always 

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I have always been a smiley person. It is probably one of the most noticeable things about my personality. Smiling always made me feel better no matter the situation I was in. A constant reminder my dad would give me is that most things in life can be solved with a simple smile. It's like that saying "kill them with kindness," a smile works the same way. People are more willing to trust you and to help you if you smile. Plus, who doesn't love being happy and smiley most of the time?

2. Saturdays are for college football 

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I have always been an avid sports fan—from hockey to football to basketball I like to watch it all. Growing up, my dad would sit on the couch with me almost every Saturday and we would watch the Fighting Illini football game. I used to look forward to this part of the weekend because it was back when they were good and we had something to cheer for. Nowadays, I look forward to my dad coming down to campus and getting to cheer along with him in the bleachers.

Even though the wins are few and far between, I always love the tradition of getting to sing "Hail to the Orange" with my dad. Sports is one of our major shared interests and getting to continue our tradition of Saturday football is amazing. But even if my dad is not on campus I still watch college football on Saturdays, whether its the Illini, the Naval Academy, or Notre Dame, there is always a football game that needs to be watched.

3. Never yell 

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I can not remember a time in my life where my dad has ever yelled at my brother or I. There have been arguments and situations where he has been genuinely frustrated but never once has he raised his voice at us. This for me is such an important thing. Anything worth saying should not be yelled. Once the yelling starts, people stop paying attention to what you are saying. Yelling at someone does not fix a problem, often times it can lead to more issues. The only time yelling is called for is during those Saturday football games.

4. Speak up for yourself 

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My dad has always been a strong proponent of speaking up for oneself. It builds self-confidence and self-esteem and it improves people skills. Learning to speak up for myself was not an easy task. If it wasn't for my dad, I probably would be a lot less willing to speak out against things that I do not always agree with. If you have a different opinion than someone, speak up let them know. Silence is often viewed as a sign of agreement. Make your opinion known, but always be respectful when doing it. Having that confidence in yourself makes it a lot easier to be more open and outgoing overall as a person.

5. Be your own #1 fan 

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Having supporters is amazing and truly creates a more empowering and motivational environment, but the best supporter is always yourself. No one can push you to work more or give more effort than you can. Believing in yourself, supporting yourself, and always being your own cheerleader is so important. It is a great feeling to know others believe in but if you don't believe in yourself, what is the point? If we don't believe in ourselves, why should others? So much of what my dad taught me has to do with self-confidence and self-belief. Although it's not always easy to believe in ourselves, it is something we have to do.

6. Live without fear 

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This was definitely a lesson I needed in life, but it was not a lesson I necessarily knew my dad was teaching. Honestly, I don't even know if he was trying to teach me or if I just observed it through behavior. There have been points in my life where I have watched my dad do many amazing things. But the most amazing is the confidence that he puts out especially when he is giving presentations. or doing some sort of public speaking. When we restrict ourselves and refrain from doing things that scare us, we aren't growing as people. The best way to grow is to live without fear. Do the things that scare us and take risks—this can lead to some unexpected and exciting things.

Sometimes I wish my dad had taught me how to change a tire, but these lessons are probably more applicable on how to live life to the fullest.

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