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Embarrassing my daughters: my sacred duty.

by Jugggler on July 15, 2017   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My strong, independent, beautiful teenage daughters are taking responsibility and control of their lives – as they should. I have dutifully taught them to tie their shoes, cook a meal, change a flat tire, do a few tricks in algebra, and to stay away from boys (for just a little while longer – please!)

I'll still be there for them to offer wise counsel, but my primary function seems to be my uncanny ability to embarrass them. From my brilliant Dad jokes to my awkward attempts to master the latest dance craze, cringeworthiness is alive and well. Don't mess with me though, girls, or I will sing in front of your friends. I'm just sayin'...


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