When my oldest daughter was big enough to attend her first Daddy/Daughter event at church, I was beyond thrilled. She was about to get a special evening with the guy she loved the most. And I got to help her get ready! We had fun picking out her dress, curling her hair, and she was so excited to wear some of my lip gloss for the big event. If she ever elopes, I may have a broken heart!
Fast forward a few years and now two of my three daughters are able to participate in such events. My excitement for them has died down and I feel guilty for that change in my attitude.
As a mother of only girls, I’m realizing that special events for moms & daughters don’t seem to exist. Or if they do, I’m totally missing them! Please, don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with the Daddy/Daughter fun…but what about the other side of the coin? Sometimes I feel like we are in the minority with having kids of all one gender. Any other mommas feel this way too?
Every once in awhile I get an ache inside of me knowing that I don’t have a son to take to a Mommy/Son barbecue. I don’t have that love from a son that everybody talks about being so different from any other. I don’t understand that feeling, and I never will. But, that’s okay. My daughters bring me so much joy and I truly do LOVE having all girls. In no way am I wishing away their childhood, but I am so excited thinking about the day that they are grown up and our relationship changes to friendship.
But until then, where are the organized Mommy/Daughter tea parties? Or the Daddy/Son boat races?