Daughters need their dads. In this article, I will expound on one of the many reasons why.
A 12-Year-Old’s Need for a Boyfriend
I was talking to a 12-year-old middle school girl. She mentioned that she had a “boyfriend.” I was shocked. I asked her, “What do you need a boyfriend for? How do you plan to use him?” “I don’t know. Not for kissing or hugging or anything like that,” she blushed.
“Then for what?” I insisted.
“To protect me” was her answer.
“Don’t you have a family to protect you?” I then asked.
“My dad left, and I haven’t seen him for a month.”
There you have it! This little girl was looking for a father-figure-protector substitute.
What This 12-Year-Old Didn’t Understand About Boys
This 12-year-old, who watched all of the Disney princess-prince charming movies when she was little, had a fantasy-picture of what teen-boys are like instead of understanding how they are really wired.
My Explanation to Her of How Teen-Boys Think
I went on to explain to her that pubescent boys are “hummingbirds.” “What do you mean?” she asked with a frown of confusion. “What do hummingbirds do in a garden?” “They fly backwards?” was her reply. “Yes, that’s true, but look a little closer and you will see that their main activity is to go from flower-to-flower, tasting one, then quickly going to another while trying to taste as many varieties of flowers that they can.”
“Ah, when you put it like that, I see what you mean, Mr. Prosper. Boys are dumb-asses.”
“Right! You got it. They are dumb-ass hummingbirds.”
“Thank you, Mr. Prosper.”
“You’re welcome, sweetheart.”
Charles I. Prosper
Transformational Life Coach
Quote for Today’s Post:
“If it was illegal to hug–nobody would be happy.” — Luzemily Prosper (spoken at 10-years-old)
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