Daddy’s Little Girls – A Post to My Dad

29 Mar

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” -Sigmund Freud

Once upon a time, around fifty years ago there was a little boy. His name was Kevin and I didn’t know him. I know that he was tall and  skinny, and a beautiful mischievous little boy who loved fishing, watching the birds and playing football with the other little boys. Kevin lived for a time in Singapore, and then came home with his Mummy, his Daddy and his little sister Karen and remained in Hampshire.

Then, nearly twenty five years ago, Kevin became Dad. It wasn’t a surprise, he knew he was going to become Dad, but I don’t think he knew how successful he would be.

Twenty five years later and Dad is celebrating his birthday today. And I wanted to write a post to share with you all the great things about that boy who became Dad, because you aren’t as lucky as I am (sorry about that).

Dad is my favourite man in the world. Often he can be a bit further down my favourite list, but he still averages number one position. Sometimes we fight (I am fiery, he is introverted) but I know he is still mine. He’s never not going to be.

Dad once threw himself out of a plane with the Red Devils. Super brave.

Dad doesn’t always understand, but Dad is always supportive. He might come across as a bit negative to me with all my thoughts and dreams, but I see he just doesn’t want me to get hurt.

Dad is highly regarded. Everyone I know loves Dad.

My favourite story about Dad came recently when Row’s mum told her that she always liked him because he always buttoned our coats up and checked our laces when he picked me and the Little Bean up from school. As is with memory, I don’t remember being picked up from school, but this made me a bit teary. Dad is cute.

So happy birthday Daddy, you might not feel it sometimes but two little girls think you are the best daddy in the world.

“To the world you may be one man, to one (wo)man you’re the world.”

And yes guys, that’s me. I’m the tiddler (except the little blond tiddler in the middle, that’s Little Bean). Isn’t my dad handsome?

28 Responses to “Daddy’s Little Girls – A Post to My Dad”

  1. scorpria March 29, 2011 at 8:04 am #

    Tht’s a lovely post!

    Yep, he’s handsome 🙂

    Happy birthday, Tinkerbelle’s dad 😉

  2. prenin March 29, 2011 at 8:06 am #

    You’re a lucky girl OK – he looks brilliant!!! 🙂

    Love and hugs!


  3. Jules March 29, 2011 at 8:09 am #

    awwk this reminds me of that chip advert in the UK in the 90s. What do you like better, daddy or chips…?

    for me, it’d be my daddy! 🙂


  4. barb19 March 29, 2011 at 9:45 am #

    Beautiful post Tinkerbelle, I’m sure your dad is proud of you too!

  5. Single Malt Monkey March 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    Lovely post !

  6. melissasmeanderings March 29, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    Awww…lucky girl and lucky Dad!

  7. Redneckprincess March 29, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

    Made me cry…I have an amazing Dad too, so I am just as lucky as you are!! Happy Birthday to your Dad sweetie!!

  8. luzmaria17 March 29, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    That was lovely. Happy birthday to your dad!!

  9. Lisa Tinker March 29, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    Lovely words, it made me cry as will your dad when he reads it.

    You’re lucky to have him as your dad (he’s not a bad husband either, but we won’t tell him that as we don’t want to give too much of a big head) xx

  10. magnifique100 March 29, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    Very nice post about your dad! I loved it! 🙂

  11. simplyshaka March 30, 2011 at 12:52 am #

    OMG I’m bawling over here.

    Great post 🙂

  12. This Italian Family March 30, 2011 at 12:55 am #

    Aww, happy birthday to your dad!

  13. Nicole March 30, 2011 at 1:44 am #

    Our dad’s birthdays are only one day apart… 🙂 Happy Birthday to your dad!

  14. Stacey March 30, 2011 at 5:58 am #

    happy birthday to your dad! visiting you from Princess’s blog

  15. sanjapanja March 30, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    Very beautiful post!

  16. Reggie March 30, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    Ahhh, that was sooo beautiful and uplifting and heart-stirring. Happy birthday wishes to your Dad.

  17. The Hook March 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    As a father myself, let me just say how lucky your Dad is. Good job.

  18. Megan March 31, 2011 at 2:14 am #

    Happy belated birthday to your dad 🙂 Awesome post girlie!

    • tinkerbelle86 April 1, 2011 at 9:11 am #

      thanks. i think he liked it. might get a comment out of him one of these days!!

  19. hairyprincess April 1, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    What a lovely post!

  20. hugmamma July 19, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

    Never knew my dad. He died when I was one. So I treasure the relationship between my husband and our daughter, now 25. I would’ve liked that kind of relationship, if I’d had a dad. But at least I know my only child has a wonderful and loving father who supports her in all she does. And supporting her passion for dance is a biggie for…

    she’s now a professional ballerina. 🙂


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