A Father's Letter to His Daughter's Date

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

As I was searching for my journal, I bumped into a letter that my husband gave to our daughter's date on her first Semi-Formal dance.

Feb 10, 2006

Hello John,

I’m My-girl’s dad, and I wanted to write you a quick note. Although we’ve never met I’m sure you’re a very nice person. My-girl has said many good things about you, and I’ve had you investigated thoroughly.

Unfortunately you have one big flaw, which causes me great anxiety. You see, I’ve heard you’re a guy. Being a guy myself I’m very familiar with the various defects in our species. Most of those defects pertain to how we treat women, but they do extend beyond that area. My primary concerns, however, are related to the women-treatment variety of defects. I have the following important guidelines that I’m asking you to work with.

1) Absolutely NO kissing.
2) Also, NO kissing.
3) And one more thing. No kissing.

The only exception to this is a quick kiss on the cheek, at the end of the night, IF My-girl initiates it. By no means should this interpreted as encouragement.

I hope you have a great time with the nicest and most beautiful girl in Cranford (that’s My-girl of course).

Mr. Dad
You've been there, so can you imagine the look on the kid's face after he read the letter?
And what about our daughter?

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  1. Wow! The look on both of their faces had to have been priceless!
    I'm sure it "set the tone" for the date just the way Daddy wanted it to be set~~~and there is nothing wrong with that!

    The thought of my two kids DATING has now put me in a tails-spin! Yikes!

    BTW~~You've been tagged! Stop by my blog when you have a chance!

  2. I love that letter! What a classic and definitely a keeper!!! So did she only get a kiss on the cheek?

  3. Dad and daughter read the letter again and they both had a big laugh...and great memories.

    Definitely for keeps!


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