Jul 13 2012

Daddy Daughter Date

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7/13/2012 12:38:40 PM
Cherise Wilson United States
Cherise Wilson
It can be a good experience if you have the correct person doing the pedi's. It is weird to have a guy come in to have one done, but if that is what your daughter wants then compromise. Do one thing each one of you wants to do for daddy/daughter day. Time flies by way too fast, so enjoy your time with her even if it is punching that man card a little.
7/13/2012 12:43:22 PM
Lisa Waguespack United States
Lisa Waguespack
My husband has gone each month for years to get a pedicure. He is the one who got me into them. Some daughters have to go with dad to the tractor pulls, monster truck rallies, lumber yard and other "manly" places so give your daughter her cherished present. Go, relax, enjoy, be with your daughter.
7/13/2012 12:46:54 PM
Wanda Melendez United States
Wanda Melendez
this must be a man thing, because I have been trying to get my son to come with me so that he can get a pedicure and he refuses.
I think you should go because it would show your daughter the good qualities of a humble man when he allows someone else to wash his feet as jesus did to others.

7/13/2012 12:49:15 PM
Janice United States
Janice
I think You should do whatever she wants... It isn't going to KILL you.
Didn't Jesus get a pedicure?... I think that Mary may have wahsed his feet...

But seriously- Dince with your Cinderella. whatever dance she wants to dance. Your time seems life forever- but before you know it= she will be gone. You never know- You may really enjoy it, and start a beautiful bonding tradition with your sweet daughter that lasts into her adulthood!
7/13/2012 12:50:32 PM
monica United States
monica
If you do this your daughter will think you are cool. i got a pedicure the other day and a guy and his daughter were there getting pedicures. the guy was very manly id have to say 6'3 and very muscular. He was a big guy and i heard the lil girl say they were getting their hair done also.. Smile
7/13/2012 12:51:54 PM
Scott McMillan United States
Scott McMillan
DO IT!   I once took my daughter to a American Girl Doll tea party.  There were a hundred moms with their daughters and I was the only dad.  It has been over 15 years since then and it is one thing my daughter to this day still recalls as one of the best things I ever did with her.  On Fathers day this year she was telling all her friends about it.  They all thought it was the sweetest thing ever.  So don't think twice, you can never go back and wish you had.  Have a GREAT time and spend it sharing.
7/13/2012 12:55:39 PM
Olivia NightStar United States
Olivia NightStar
Definitely Go! There will come a day, all too soon, when she will ask her boyfriend and then husband to go instead of her Dad. Create a lasting memory with her, that her Dad was willing to yes, even get a pedicure.  
7/13/2012 1:04:01 PM
Tiffany Pembroke United States
Tiffany Pembroke
Scott,

You should totally do it!! One of my best memories with my Dad growing up was when I was about 7 years old or so, we were sitting in my bedroom with my My Little Pony and he taught me how to braid hair right then and there. I will never forget that! She will be able to share that with girl friends for the rest of her life......."well me Dad took me for a pedicure when I was younger" Smile

DO IT!!! Love you guys!! God Bless
7/13/2012 1:10:17 PM
Nicole Robertson United States
Nicole Robertson
YES you should go with your daughter. My husband goes with me and loves them (even gets manicures). Believe it or not my 11 y/o son will go with me took some prodding the 1st time but now he ask if we can get pedicures. He likes the massage chairs and having someone massage his feet.  Your feet will thank you.
7/13/2012 1:16:17 PM
MELISSA United States
MELISSA
My ex husband didn't take care of his feet at all. For 18 years when his toenails would get so bad that they would tear his socks or hurt him, I would cut his nails and clean his feet for him. It was very gross but someone had to do it. Now I am remarried and my husband does me the most wonderful favor of going and getting perdicures. He has clean nicely trimmed toenails and soft feet to play footsies with all the time. This is a blessing to me. I wish more men would take care of their feet. It has nothing to do with manliness to me, it has to do with taking care of yourself.
7/13/2012 1:24:57 PM
Bobbi United States
Bobbi
You should go. It will be a time you two will remember forever. They grow soooo fast and are gone before you know it. What a cherished memory and shows what a real man and father will do for there children. Great example Scott.

Love you guys. You make my day!!!! Smile
7/13/2012 1:45:34 PM
Ron United States
Ron
You will not regret it.Ten years ago my daughter went to a christian school and she play volleyball and they where having a mother-daughter volleyball team for a fundraiser,Well my wife does not not play sports and sinceI did not want my daughter to be out there by herself,I decided to dress up like a women in front of everybody and play volleyball.Those memories will always be there.I love my daughter very much and now she is a mother of two wonderful boys.
7/13/2012 1:46:03 PM
Jacob United States
Jacob
Only do it if you like to get your nails painted. In my opinion, that is NOT for me!!!!
7/13/2012 1:48:38 PM
Steven United States
Steven
If you do....

Just go ahead and turn in your Man Card.

You can mail it back to HQ or we will have to send Guido to repossess it an you wouldn't like that Smile

Seriously, these moments are the ones that last forever.  Go ahead and go.
7/13/2012 1:54:08 PM
Marina United States
Marina
You should go with your daughter and take pictures when you are getting your pedicure done for your grand children to see. It will be a beautiful memory. This will not take your manhood away. It will make your daughter proud and happy. You want to keep her close to you at all times, instead of her asking somebody else.

Love your show...

7/13/2012 2:31:06 PM
Samatha United States
Samatha
Don't miss the opportunity. Your going on the date more for her than you, right?  You may want to skip the pink polish though  
7/13/2012 2:48:09 PM
Lou United States
Lou
My husband’s man wardrobe:   black, gray, plaid in flannel, leather, denim.  A Harley riding tough guy.  When CareBears graced the world I fell in love with them.  Every time my husband and I were out shopping and passed them I would stop and pick one up and say they were sooo adorable.  He would roll his eyes and tell me I was too old for stuffed animals.  After time I did it more to get a reaction from him than really actually wanting to own a CareBear.  NO!  NO!  NO!  You are not getting a CAREBEAR.     We have celebrated 38 anniversaries now but the one I remember and cherish the most is the one that I received a pair of 14k gold and diamond earrings………………in the lap of a Baby Tugs CareBear. Doing something for me that I knew he wouldn’t do ever but only for the reason that he loved me.   I can tell you where the CareBear is today but not so sure on where the earrings are…………..    Get the pedicure with your daughter and she will remember how you made her feel forever!!
I am pretty sure God feels the same way when we step out and do things for Him that we would never ever in our life do on our own but only because of our relationship with Him and it’s what He wants us to do.  (WITNESSING, SHOWING LOVE AND FORGIVENESS, ETC.)
7/13/2012 2:48:36 PM
Wanda Merriman United States
Wanda Merriman
Do it Scott dont miss this opportunity to spend the time with your daughter time is to short they grow up so fast. There may come a time in her life she dont want hanging around with dad.

May God Bless You and your family

7/13/2012 2:54:39 PM
Georgesse United States
Georgesse
I have three daughters ages 9-20. I always encourage them to grow in the inner beauty that comes from a relationship with God. We like this scripture. 1 Peter 3:3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.

The best thing that a father can do for his daughter is to assure her of her unfading beauty in his sight as well as God's. The truth of this statement can evolve through recognizing what strengths Our Lord has given your daughter and participating in those strengths. Maybe your daughter likes to sew her own clothes, compete in a soccer tournament, play a musical instrument, write poetry or plan a family vacation or fund raiser. Whatever your daughter's strength is, you should find a way to share that strength and grow in your relationship rather than making dates to entertain.

There is a danger in trying to fit in with a culture that objectifies women and ignores God's real purpose for them.

I have battled the culture with my daughters for 10 years now. It is increasingly difficult to not do what the other girls are doing, but in the long run her self esteem will be stronger if she learns how to endure (not fitting in) early on.

This has been very successful for our family.

7/13/2012 3:34:46 PM
Beth Ann United States
Beth Ann
DO IT! i wish my dad would do that kind of stuff with me.... have fun!! Smile
7/13/2012 3:39:07 PM
Victoria Smith United States
Victoria Smith
Scott I am sending you this message on behalf of my husband who is listening right now...He says why deny the gift that God gave you over a pedicure.  Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and it didn't go against his man card...We say DO IT!!!

Have a blessed day!
7/13/2012 3:46:46 PM
Joyce Horst United States
Joyce Horst
Go for it, Scott!!I bet you're more ticklish on  your feet more than your daughter. At least you wouldn't be the first dad/man or do this and therefore you're not an anomaly like it would have been in the 50's!! No need to turn in your man card - this would make you more of a man!!
7/13/2012 3:48:08 PM
Curtis D. Janey United States
Curtis D. Janey
Since my wife passed away last December 2011, I have a niece who at times have to spend the night over our house when her mom's away on business. The very 1st night she and her friend was with us I took them for a surprise Pedicure and they insisted I get one too. Being a Godly MAN and former U.S. MARINE I immediately told them not now not ever. After their constant whining I gave in now every other month that is our special time together. It is amazing what GOD will bring into our lives to enhance our love and relationships with those special people in our lives. My niece is 15 and has been to every one of my sons basketball games since the our lost. My son and I now make every one of her softball games. This crisis has brought us closer together and to GOD. Never pass up a chance to "Let go and Let GOD work wonders in our lives" Finally real men can wear pink also....Smile
Curtis
7/13/2012 4:13:12 PM
Alan Mott United States
Alan Mott
I'll turn 51 years old in August... As a man, one thing I have learned as a certain truth.  If you consider turning down the opportunity to make your daughter smile, THAT is what you should be worried about, not whether or not you look like a man.  The fact that she wants to do these things with you proves she trusts you enough to share her "girlie" intimacies with you.  A real man is never concerned whether or not he looks "manly."

I would give anything to have the chance to see my baby girl smile once more.  I do hope you will get the pedicure with her.  Being with her is what is important.

By the way, my dad, retired military, decorated with the Silver Star (more than once), thoroughly enjoyed pedicures with my mom monthly in his latter years.  They were married 64 years when the Lord called him home.  He was truly a man's man.

Love your station, by the way -- I don't listen to anything else.  Be blessed.      
7/13/2012 6:04:27 PM
Tom (From Charleston, WV) United States
Tom (From Charleston, WV)
Du...uude, initially I was going to say "not", but after reading other comments about Jesus washing the disciple's feet, I now say go for it....besides, just think of the wonderful opportunity to witness to the technician doing your pedi...tell them about Jesus washing the disciple's feet and how what they are doing for you reminds you of Jesus!!  You might lead someone to The Lord!!!!
7/13/2012 9:21:04 PM
Nina Jennings United States
Nina Jennings
Scott,  I know a way you can go through with the pedicure and retain your "man-card" but first consider what "man-card" Jesus had when his feet were washed.  Didn't he appreciate it?  Anyway, get everyone to leave the house on the night of your father daughter date,  do the pedicure for your daughter as this is a perfect way to teach and bond through humility, paint her toenails and add press on designs, make it something fun to do FOR her and you won't have to have your feet even looked at unless you don't mind doing this in the privacy of your own home with your daughter doing it in turn to you, only washing.  THEN go to the movies, dinner or whatever you want, but I can promise you, this will be an experience she will never forget if a lesson or story is incorporated in someway.  What do you think?  Nina
7/14/2012 3:09:59 PM
Debi Lentz United States
Debi Lentz
The experience itself is so relaxing, but when I am with my granddaughters and we are all enjoying one, the sparkles in their eyes make me melt! You will be forever grateful for that memorySmile
7/14/2012 3:27:55 PM
Cara Woodard United States
Cara Woodard
I think that would be a nice bonding day with your daughter!!! O yes didnt Jesus have his feet washed? Go for it sounds awesome!!!
7/14/2012 3:40:00 PM
Dirk United States
Dirk
I's right up there with the rap and spandex (even if it is a superhero suit). Sometimes it is perfectly loving to just say no. That doesn't mean you are saying no to the date. I'm sure you'd be happy to take her to get her pedi. Doesn't mean that you need to do the exact same thing. And if you get something to eat afterwards, do you need to eat/drink the same thing.
7/15/2012 1:17:01 PM
PK United States
PK
Hi Scott:

As a mom (but of a teenage boy), I listed as you discussed this topic Friday afternoon.  I don't know if you've made a decision, but I hope that you haven't decided to have a pedicure...and it has nothing to do with manliness of a pedicure.  I see the issue as two-fold.  First, as a parent, I think that kids need to know that simply because they ask for something, it will not be given to them.  Parents often feel bad if they say no to their children.  I while I readily admit that this is not an issue of health or safety, I believe that it can send that message "so if I ask Daddy nicely, I'll be able to...." which is not what you want.

Secondly, and perhaps this is just as important.  I believe that kids (especailly young ladies) are often asked to do things that are out of their comfort zone...and the pressure is their for them to "give in".  You have been asked to do something that is out of your comfort zone.  By saying that you don't want to do this, no matter how much you love your daughter, you are demonstrating that no matter how much she loves her friends, boyfriend, etc. if  she asked to do something out of her comfort zone, she needs to have the confidence to say no.  You don't want your daughter to feel that she has to be a size 2 to make some guy happy...you don't want her to try illegal substances to fit in...and my concern is that you agreeing to her request will subtley send an unwanted message.

Thank you for allowing me to voice my opinion.  Sorry that it couldn't be sent earlier.

PK
7/17/2012 12:19:09 PM
Carrie Kritcher United States
Carrie Kritcher
Scott,

I just want to say I am proud of you of doing this for your daughter!!!! You are a great father to think of your daughter before yourself!
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