Monday, August 11, 2008

Daddy's Girl

From the moment we talked about having children, my husband was terrified that we might have a girl. It's not that he doesn't like girls. He has always enjoyed playing with, teasing, harassing everyone else's daughters. From Meriel, Marina, Aziza, and Kalie, Kevin terrorized and teased those girls until they either hated or loved him--I'm not sure which.

I think Kevin thought that a little girl would have him wrapped around her finger. A little girl would get away with anything. A little girl would. . .eventually bring home a young man. That was the biggest fear. Kevin was quite a little hell raiser in his day. If any daughter of his dated someone like Kev. . .well, it just might kill him.

Fast forward a few years. Ever since Kady was born, Kevin has been crazy about her. It is so amazing to see their relationship grow as Kady grows. At first, he was scared he might hurt the "little princess." Now, he proudly tells everyone that she's "quite a handful." (He was embarrassingly proud when the babysitter told me that she was doing quite well at defending herself from the bigger kids.) He makes plans for what he's going to buy her one day (Don't ask, and I still have some veto power!). Yes, she has him wrapped around her finger. Yes, she gets away with anything. And yes, one day she will bring home . . .a BOY. (The horror!! Just the thought has me near tears now.) I wouldn't have it any other way. . .and neither would Kev.