Posted by: Bob Clark | September 5, 2007

Daddy-Daughter Date Night

Some of my best memories are of Daddy-Daughter date nights with my daughter, Laura. I remember a night at the Circus, Sesame Street on Ice, concerts, and one dinner-date at Olive Garden that neither of us will ever forget. Both of us love the garlic bread at Olive Garden, so we decided to ask the waiter if we could have “extra, extra garlic” on our bread. Let me tell you, we got exactly what we asked for! We smelled like garlic for a week! Nearly 15 years later, we are still laughing about that experience.

Daddy-Daughter date nights were so special to both of us. When Laura served as a youth ministry intern in Abilene she organized a Daddy-Daughter date night that was a huge success. The daughters of the church were blessed by their fathers and grandfathers. The last such night I enjoyed with Laura was this summer when I went down to visit her in Houston. We enjoyed visiting an art museum and took in a performance of Spamalot. We had an awesome time just being together.

Daddy-Daughter date nights were pretty easy to arrange and were often inexpensive when Laura was living at home. But now she’s gone and guess what? Your daughter (or grand-daughter) will be gone from home sooner than you think. If you have a daughter or granddaughter, I want to encourage you to have a Daddy-Daughter date night.

If you are looking for a good event to which you can take your daughter on a Daddy-Daughter date night, may I suggest the Disney on Ice production that is running at the Fed-Ex Forum September 6-9. Here’s a description –

“Believing is just the beginning when Princess Wishes comes to FedExForum September 6-9. Witness the magic when Ariel, Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine and Mulan all make their wishes come true in this collection of celebrated tales wonderfully told through artistic skating and acrobatics. With the help of the magical pixie Tinker Belle, the Disney Princesses’ embark on an adventure to find their heart’s fondest wish.”

For more information, click the link — http://www.fedexforum.com/displayEvent.aspx?id=371

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