But as a mother to a girl, it also flat out terrifies me. Because those girls on that show are someone's daughter.
However I have noticed that nine times out of ten, the girl on the show has no father figure in her life. No Dad. Now I'm not doing any research or papers on this, but I'm pretty sure that a large percentage of teen mothers are not close to their father; if they even know him at all.
It's common knowledge that the father/daughter relationship is HUGE in shaping how a girl sees herself. We've all heard of girls with "daddy issues" and such and when describing those, they are never good to hear. How a father loves his daughter will inevitably determine how she feels she deserves to be love.
Every single day I thank God that I have the perfect father here on this Earth for my daughter.
That man, plain and simple, loves his daughter. He adores her.
When we found out we were having a girl, Mr. P and I had lots of talks about the role his relationship would play for her. As a Daddy's girl myself, I know what it is to have that special relationship with my Dad. It's awesome. And I've seen too many close friends who don't have that relationship and how it affects them.
Now I know a girl can become an amazing woman without her Dad around, it is possible, but I also know that I will never have to worry about that. Because BG has a Dad who is there. Who comes home from working a 10 + hour day and can still find the time to paint with her on the back porch. Or put on a crown and play princesses.
A Dad who still fixes her dinner and bathes her almost every night he is home. Who teaches her to swaddle her baby dolls and teaches her fun songs to sing with him.
Mr. P was an amazing husband years before BG came along, but I would have to say he's an even more amazing Dad. He was born for this job and he rocks at it. I am so blessed to have these two in my life. So, so blessed.