So, most of you who have heard my theories on raising a daughter. They mostly involve the use of a shotgun and a series of intimidating scowls. After all, I know what boys can be like. Now if we’re lucky, Iris can find someone like her father (a little slow and clueless on the smooth moves with the ladies). I also take heart in knowing she was my daughter and therefore she would likely be little awkward herself for years to come. Besides, this won’t be an issue for another 15 years, right?
So imagine my surprise when I hear Iris is the class "flirt". Cherise reports back to me with stories on how she is making googly eyes at all the little boys in the playgroups. I refused to believe it. Not my little girl. But then I saw the pictures. It was incontervertible evidence that this girl was putting the moves on all the boys. See for yourself. And then came the live show for daddy.
When Iris gets a little fussy, we often take her into the bathroom to look at the mirror. Usually, she’s just so amazed by seeing the kid in the mirror that she calms down. But lately, it has been a new phenomenon. She sees the baby in the mirror and begins to flirt. And, in fact, when she sees the baby flirting back, she REALLY turns on the charm. Her head tilts, she smiles, and I think I even saw a wink once. And she is doing this in front of her father! Apparently, I don’t intimidate her at all. Now, I know things can change and maybe she’ll still be the awkward kid that will let daddy sleep peacefully at night. But who are we kidding? I’m in for it.