Redneck rules for dating my daughter
Her piece gives Dawson pause, because she'd written about his getting short with her when she rode her trike while he was trying to get her and her little brother to go somewhere.
"On the other hand," he says, "As she gains the tools of her own self-expression, I gain a window to my child's inner life...
With life expectancies 10 years longer than a generation ago, not to mention a brazen new world in which empowered older women with cellphones and e-mail accounts pursue men with Viagra prescriptions, some single seniors are behaving like lapsed teenagers.'' These days, people are just eternal boys and girls,'' said Susan Shapiro Barash, the author of '' Second Wives: The Pitfalls and Rewards of Marrying Widowers and Divorced Men,'' and a teacher of gender studies at Marymount Manhattan College. '' The trouble is, it's not always what the parents want.'' For instance, a child will stipulate that the potential match for an octogenarian father should be in her 70's. '' If you had teenage children, you'd be impossible,'' she observed.
If someone new busts in on the scene, who knows what will happen.'' I have children bringing their parents in all the time and telling me what they want for them,'' said Joseph Speyer, who runs Field's matchmaking service in Manhattan.
This thread comes together in the last story, in which Dawson's daughter brings home a drawing and some text she'd written, from a prompt to write about a difficulty in her life.
He contrasts the traditional toxic masculinity-soaked "Rules for Dating My Daughter" tee-shirt/meme with the updated "Feminist Father" version.