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Growing Up

There comes a time in a father’s life where he has to face the truth.

His daughter will grow up.

My precious moody, smiling, devil-attitude, angle-like daughter will one day become a woman.

And yesterday I was introduced to that very fact like a slap to the face.

My wife took the boy to have his haircut. His first since he shaved his head bald last fall to raise money for cancer research.

During this little jaunt she also decided to take my daughter’s hair from three inches below her shoulders to less than a “bob” haircut.

Walking into the house our proud daughter flashed her attitude and owned the room.

Meanwhile the wife saw a light bulb go off and said, “Holy shit! I just remembered I have a picture of me at that age with the same haircut!”

And off she went to find it.

And when she returned we handed it to my daughter and the similarities of beauty, personality, confidence, and child innocence were caught on film.



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Reader Comments (21)

You have one beautiful little girl, and I am sure she will turn into a positively wonderful young woman.

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMamaBennie still my heart...that last picture is simply beautiful!!

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterToni

Just remember, odds are that one day she will start dating straight boys. You know, teenage boys. Like you once were. Remember you back then? Sweet dreams.

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthatissuch

Thank God Macy has that glint in her eye & will punch the kids that call her dad a "pussy."

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter@ieatmykidzsnack

She's beautiful. Good luck.

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrachel

This is precious!

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

She looks like a young Kara Thrace :)

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkathulhu

She is rockin' that haircut! Absolutely gorgeous.

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSue

Beautiful post. Your daughter is a cutie. I'm going to show this to my husband. With two daughters he is very emotional about our girls growing up.

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I envy that you have a little girl. A beautiful one at that! I'm the momma to three sons. Le sigh.

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPamela Gold

Love her smile! She's such a cutie & is totally rockin' her new 'do. :)

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternuckingfutsmama

She's gorgeous!!

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristine

that last photo! I love.

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthatgirlblogs

Enjoy it now. Because girly hormones are just around the corner. I went to a high school performance this week of Chicago and saw it way too up close. Whoa, had to blog about it even. There is a reason God gave us a son...

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBill

Simpy adorable - and yes, they grow up so fast....I just wish sometimes we can just press pause and take in these moments because they are fleeting and so short

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKrystal

Just beautiful like your wife. My daughter is a few years older and has started "developing" which is totally freaking her father out. Next step - boys. I'm not sure my ex's poor ticker can take it. What you're feeling now is just a taste.....

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKat (@kathym425)

She is beautiful! So what's your anthem? "Just Cleaning My Gun".

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Cute new do!

I'm in denial and my kids shalt never grow up. Okay, I'm in for a heap of trouble too.

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCari

Beautiful! Enjoy the now. That's my favorite age! She totally rocks the haircut, BTW. I had one similar forced on me in kindergarten and didn't pull it off at all. Last time I had short hair!

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJM_Randolph

total cuteness. soak in every.last.second!

July 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercam

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