Daddy’s Girls

You're gonna be a hit at the company pool party now, Daddy!

You’re gonna be a hit at the company pool party now, Daddy!

Happy Wednesday to you all on this almost-Unicorn Appreciation Day.  It’s time for your weekly dose of silly photos from my silly archive which The Nest gathers up for Marilyn’s weekly Serendipitous Frisbee Photo Prompt!  Of course, today is also Veteran’s Day… and though I’d already planned to run today’s photo even before I realized that, it is still appropriate since my Dad served in the Army right before I was born.  Though I’m not sure what his former barracks-mates would have to say about this…

The joys of parenthood.

The joys of parenthood.

Here’s a vintage (aka, from sometime in the 80’s) photo of my poor father getting an impromptu makeover from three of my mischievous younger sisters.  They seem quite proud of the work they’ve done… clipping just about every plastic barrette they owned into the poor man’s hair.  Poor Dad can’t even bring himself to look in the mirror at the abomination his then flowing and ungray locks has become.

Of course, when you have four daughters (The youngest, and only girl not pictured, is the one who sent this photo to me… and I thank her for the opportunity to further embarrass Pop), treatment like this is to be expected.  As the only boy (and oldest), I certainly didn’t escape their feminine wrath.  I likely owe my appreciation for critters and unicorns and everything cute to having them as constant playmates while growing up.  I can still name all ten of the original Care Bears and every one of the Rainbow Brite kids…

(l-r) Cheer, Tenderheart, Grumpy.... actually, tehy all look a little grumpy.

(l-r) Cheer, Tenderheart, Grumpy…. actually, they all look a little grumpy.

But they never did my hair.  They didn’t dare.  Older brothers have ways of getting back at kid sisters that dads would never dream of doing to their baby girls…

I wonder why Billy gave us this firecracker?

He did WHAT to our box of tampoons!?!?

Let’s do this again next week… without the annoying sisters.

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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24 Responses to Daddy’s Girls

  1. your sisters are super creative, they set some fabulous 80’s trends that way :o)

  2. Ally Bean says:

    Delightful photo. 4 younger sisters, huh? Explains a lot about you…

  3. What a good sport your dad was 🙂 That’s a great set of memories. Thanks!!!

    • Well, I don’t think he had much of a choice but to be a good sport…. being hopelessly outnumbered as he was. And since my Mom took the photo, that made the matchup even more lopsided…

  4. Trisha says:

    Your dad was such a good sport. Although I would imagine it would be hard to summon up the energy to fend off all four girls when they set their mind to something. I bet there weren’t many dull moments at your house!

    • And poor Dad worked a lot of nights like I do today, so he probably woke up to situations like this all the time! Seven people, five females, small house, ONE BATHROOM. Yep, we had some fun times….

  5. Mental Mama says:

    We used to do the same to my dad. Damn I miss him.

  6. Brilliant. I’m guessing the way that you, as older brother, got your own back was to do things like capture a selection of bugs, insects and things like slugs and snails and worms, and introduce them to your sisters’ bedrooms when they were out.

  7. Piglove says:

    Snorts with piggy laughter. Now that’s funny about sisters. But let me tell you a story from mom my dear friend. Growing up, she had FIVE older brothers and was the only girl for seven years. Some of the things that those hellions did were unbelievable to mom. For instance, putting her in a sleeping blanket, zipping it up and tickling her until she peed herself. Or oh my favorite, daring her to climb a tree and then leaving her stuck up in it. Trust me, boys can be just a devilish. How she survived childhood and they let her grow up to get married is beyond me. Snorts XOXO – Bacon

  8. gentlestitches says:

    What a great picture. What a great Dad! 😀

  9. reocochran says:

    These are so cute and I like old photos with special memories attached. Micah is waiting to play Candyland with me, E.S. he says he liked the photo you featured first. It is soo funny!! 🙂 🙂

    • I remember playing Candy Land… I saw the modern version in the toy aisle not too long ago, and boy has it changed since my day! They need to bring back Plumpy and Jolly and the evil licorice guy!

  10. reocochran says:

    Your daughter is so cute with her beauty salon with pedicures! 🙂

    • OMG! That is so not me! I found that picture on the internet last year for another post and reused it for this one due to its appropriateness. I think I would castrate myself before I had children of my own! 😉

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