Clothing maintenance – you may not realize it but taking proper care of your clothes is essential.
You’ve heard the horror stories.
$200 flannel trousers in the dryer? Now TWO sizes too small.
Machine washing dress shirts? Ripped at the seams by the cycle.
Ruined clothing, gentlemen.
What are the culprits?
The very tools that make clothing maintenance easy are also responsible for wrecking your wardrobe.
But don’t worry – there are practices you can incorporate which will protect and preserve your clothes.
Here are 5 ways to avoid ruining your favorite clothes:
Don’t over-wash clothes.
Use the dryer sparingly.
Use ironing and steam properly.
Fix clothing issues immediately.
Remove stains as soon as possible.
Below, I go into more details for each of these 5 simple ways to keep your clothes looking new. Some of these tips may seem obvious, but if you follow all of them, your clothes will continue to remain in top-notch condition.
Select the setting on your washing machine that allows for the least soaking and fewest spin cycles.
For delicate fabrics, use a gentle cycle which cuts down on the wear and tear inflicted by your washing machine.
Reduce fading: wash your clothes inside out.
Turn clothing inside-out before putting it in the washing machine. Spin cycles can be hard on clothes – it is much better for the inside of your clothes to face the brunt than the outside.
Here are a few other ways you can ensure your wash cycle doesn’t ruin your fabrics:
Spot Clean: Avoid washing an entire garment to remove a stain. Instead, gently dab the stained spot with detergent and place it face down on a paper towel for a while.
Hand-Wash: Delicate fabrics should be hand-washed. Hand-washing saves water and prevents your clothes from excessive spinning inside a washing machine.
Use Less Detergent: Some detergents use harsh chemicals which can fade, shrink and tear delicate fabrics. Use as little detergent as possible. Powdered detergents can be harsher on clothes so opt for a liquid one instead.
Read the care label: Sounds obvious. You’d be surprised how many men don’t do this. Make sure you can place your clothes in a washer in the first place.
The heat from the dryer is probably ruining the fabrics, the elastic and the metal parts of your clothing.
How many times have you shrunk your favorite sweater in the dryer? Using hot air to dry your clothes can shrink them as easily as using hot water to wash them.
The dryer can shrink and fade your clothes. If you must use the dryer, do so on a low heat setting.
Get clothes out of the washer and hang them out to dry as soon as possible to prevent small wrinkles and to allow them to air.
If you have a backyard or outdoor space, buy a clothesline and allow your clothes to dry naturally outside. Consider purchasing a collapsible drying rack for clothes if space is an issue.
The only clothing items that I would recommend placing in a dryer are undergarments, gym clothes, outdoor workwear, and jeans.
It’s best to air dry all your other clothes.
3. Be Careful With The Iron
Proper ironing is essential to good clothing maintenance. It gives you wrinkle-free trousers and crisp shirts with a strong shape. Ironing is the key to preventing fabric roll – when shirt and jacket collars lose their crispness with age.
But irons also have a dark side. They can:
Soil your clothes (rust stains from a dirty iron)
Burn your clothes (if you pick the wrong setting)
Permanently stain your clothes (heat sets stains into the fabric)
Make sure you’ve got the right settings on the iron before placing the hot plate on fabrics. Damage from excess heat can burn fabric or leave unsightly permanent marks on the cloth.
Iron clothes when they are still slightly damp – the water helps ease out the creases.
Be careful while ironing delicate fabrics. The heat from an iron is too harsh for fabrics like silk (or silk blends) and can leave marks if you’re not careful.
For delicate clothing maintenance, try a handheld clothes steamer instead of a regular iron. This takes the wrinkles out of cloth without making contact with the fabric. Just be careful not to over-steam or steam directly over the stitching. This can blow the seams holding your clothes together (especially with blazers, jackets and sport coats).
As a last resort, try hanging the clothing item on a hanger in a steamy bathroom to ease out the wrinkles.
Always use a clean ironing board. It helps to have washable iron board covers.
Never iron dirty clothes: Stains can become permanent if you press on them with a hot iron.
Getting your clothes dry cleaned professionally? Try to find cleaners that have existed in the same place and under the same name for many years.
Blindly trusting a company to handle your clothes is risky business.
4. Fix Small Clothing Maintenance Issues Immediately
You may occasionally snag your new shirt on something sharp or lose a button.
I advise you to fix these small issues immediately before they turn into bigger problems.
I’ve lost count of the times someone has asked me, ‘Antonio, how do I sew a button?’.
A small repair like sewing on a button before it rips or breaks will save money in the future.
Save time and money: learn how to fix minor issues yourself.
If you aren’t comfortable doing this kind of clothing maintenance yourself, it’s worth your time to look for a tailor who is willing to help repair any damages or make alterations to new clothes.
A good tailor can save you from having to buy new items of clothing by keeping your old favorites in top condition for many years.
Buttons & Zippers: You can do this at home with a basic sewing kit. It takes almost no skill to sew or tighten them.
Loose lining: If the lining on trousers or jackets becomes loose or if they are looking worn out, take them to the tailor to have them replaced. Don’t wait until you have sizable holes on the inside of your jacket.
Tapering: Over time, jackets can lose their shape because of poor clothing maintenance or perhaps you have lost weight! Waist suppression brings the waist of a jacket in to create a pronounced “V” shape over your torso.
Altering Length: Ensure your trouser legs are the right length. A little cloth to work with is sufficient for a tailor to alter the length to make sure the trouser isn’t too short or drooping all over the floor.
Holes: Small holes, especially around the seams, are relatively easy to fix. Take your clothing to a tailor before the holes get bigger.
Cuff & collar fray: Clothes tend to wear out earliest and worst at the edges. Damaged fabric can be hidden by folding the cuff over and stitching it into place, creating a new edge. Note that this will shorten the sleeve or leg slightly.
5. Remove Stains Immediately
Spilled coffee on your favorite pair of trousers? Or red wine on a white dress shirt?
Stained your clothes? Act immediately: once the stain forms a chemical bond with the fabric, it becomes permanent.
If you’re out and about, get to a restroom and dab water gently onto the stained area with tissue paper, paper towels, toilet paper, etc. until the stain is thoroughly saturated. Avoid applying pressure or heat which speeds up the bonding process of the stain.
That wasn’t the best place to put your pen.
Once home, treat immediately with the proper solvent if it is available. Various types of solvents are discussed below, but water is always your first solution!
Salt: Easy to access, salt can be applied on top of the wet stain to give the chemicals something to leech into. Effective on red wine, sweat patches, and blood stains.
Detergent: Laundry or dish detergents are effective in removing food and grease stains.
Vinegar/Lemon Juice: The mild acids from these solutions are effective against tea and coffee stains, grass stains, and tape or glue stains.
Oxidizing bleaches: Hydrogen peroxide is the most commonly used bleach to remove color and makeup stains.
Mineral spirits: Use for stubborn marks like tar or asphalt stains. These are too strong for delicate fabrics.
Glycerin: Draws out ink and dye stains. Most commercial stain sticks are a combination of glycerin and detergent.
Digestants/enzyme cleaners: Highly effective on organic and odor stains such as pet urine, egg yolk, sweat, and blood.
Take care of your clothes and make them last longer. Putting some extra effort into clothing maintenance can really extend the lifetime of your wardrobe. With regular care and by avoiding the mistakes outlined above, your clothes will be in great shape for years!
The New Orleans Saints were one win away from the Super Bowl, and heading into Sunday’s NFC Championship, all of Who Dat Nation was hyped only to have their hearts ripped out a few hours later.
The scene from a Saints watch party at The Daiquiri Shoppe in Texas pretty much summed up that swing of emotions in one video.
First we get an absolutely rocking bar partying to Mouse & Level. Seriously, Saints watch parties are on a different level than the rest of the NFL. Then, the video flashes to the Rams forcing overtime after that blown pass interference no-call.
Oh man, that’s an all-timer. I only wish we got to see the reaction to the Rams’ winning kick, but I’d imagine it was more of the same.
Just last week we were recounting and arguing about all the movies we saw and loved in 2018 (for the record: I have since seen The Old Man & The Gun, it is super charming, and you should see it), but 2018 is dead and gone. It’s time to look to the future, so here are a bunch of movies we are excited about seeing in the new year (which is this year).
Glass (January 18th): And the M. Night Shyamalanissance is complete. After being abandoned by audiences and Hollywood, the director has staged an improbable comeback (well-documented by Rolling Stone recently) culminating in this film, a sequel to two of his other hit movies (Unbreakable & Split). Shyamalan described it as “a very suspense-thriller-meets-comic-book movie.”
High Flying Bird (February 8th): The great Steven Soderbergh’s next film is an NBA drama due to be released on Netflix very soon (though it’s kinda weird there’s no trailer yet). It stars André Holland, Melvin Gregg and Zazie Beetz, and the logline reads, “A sports agent (Holland) pitches a rookie basketball client (Gregg) on an intriguing and controversial business opportunity during a lockout.”
Climax (March 1st): Do you enjoy satanism, dance marathons and acid-laced Sangria? Then the latest movie from French provocateur Gaspar Noé is a must-see movie for you. Variety described it as, “Fame directed by the Marquis de Sade with a Steadicam,” and I bet at least some of you really feel that description.
Captain Marvel (March 8th): The first release in another big year for Marvel (what year isn’t?) sees the long-awaited introduction of Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, aka the ultra-powerful Captain Marvel. She’s just your everyday noble warrior hero half-human/half-Kree, and her interests include punching Skrulls-disguised-as-old-ladies, hanging out with digitally de-aged Samuel L. Jackson, and enjoying ’90s cultural touchstones (including Blockbuster video stores).
Gloria Bell (March 8th): Director Sebastián Lelio has been on a hot streak the last couple years with A Fantastic Woman and Disobedience. Here, he remakes his own award-winning film Gloria, with the wonderful Julianne Moore playing a divorced mother who starts a romance with John Turturro’s disco-dancing paintballer.
Us (March 15th): Jordan Peele has another provocative, socially-conscious horror film a’coming, this time starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Elisabeth Moss. This vacation-from-hell flick is all about doubles: “Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.”
Triple Frontier (March 15th): Ben Affleck, Ben Affleck’s back tattoo, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal team-up to rob one of the world’s most violent cartels for this Netflix film. My reflexive cynicism about Netflix putting out bombs and second-rate films that couldn’t get regular distribution was thoroughly tested in 2018 (Because they released great films including Roma! The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs! Private Life!), so I’m cautiously hopeful for this one. Also, it’s directed by JC Chandor, who directed the excellent ’80s NYC film A Most Violent Year.
The Beach Bum (March 22nd): Harmony Korine finally delivers a followup to his unforgettable Spring Breakers. This film, which based on early trailers seems cut from the same visual cloth as that aforementioned film, follows the real-life misadventures of Matthew McConaughey, who goes by the name “Moondog” here. for some reason Okay okay, it’s a character and not the real McConaughey, but it does seem like the role he was born to play.
Peterloo (April 5th): Mike Leigh is one of the most underrated and brilliant indie filmmakers of the last four decades with an almost unimpeachable record of films (Topsy-Turvy, Secrets & Lies, Vera Drake, Another Year, to name just a few). His latest film is a politically-relevant look at the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819, “where government-backed cavalry charged into a peaceful crowd of 80,000 that gathered in Manchester, England to demand democratic reform.”
Under The Silver Lake (April 19th): David Robert Mitchell’s polarizing followup to It Follows, which was supposed to come out last year (it was shown at Cannes), is finally being released in the US. The film is definitely not for anyone, but if like me, you love neo-noir stoner California mysteries (see: Inherent Vice,The Nice Guys), then you’ll probably enjoy it too.
Avengers: Endgame (April 26th): You probably haven’t heard of this gritty micro-budget indie film, which explores the lives of a motley group of people as they struggle to put their lives back together after tragedy. It’s an intimate, raw look at grief, and also it will make at least two billion dollars at the box office. Ant-Man will save us all.
Detective Pikachu (May 10th): Maybe saying that we’re excited about this upcoming Ryan Reynolds CGI vehicle is the wrong wording here. It’s just… if the trailer alone could become such an instant and unforgettable meme machine, what will the full movie unleash upon the world?
John Wick 3: Parabellum (May 17th): After breaking all the rules in John Wick 2: Wicked John, Wick has a $14 million global contract on his head for this film. Among the many assassins after him are Jason Mantzoukas as Tick Tock Man and Mark Dacascos as Zero; Halle Berry joins the cast as another assassin who also loves dogs (she has two Belgian Malinois dogs); and Anjelica Huston plays “someone who was responsible for [Wick’s] upbringing and his protection.”
Ad Astra (May 24th): Director James Gray (The Lost City Of Z, The Immigrant) has put together an epic cast for what is sure to be a thoughtful sci-fi movie about an Army Corps engineer who travels through the solar system to find his father, twenty years after dad left on a one-way mission to Neptune. Brad Pitt stars as the engineer and Tommy Lee Jones plays his missing dad in the film, which also stars Ruth Negga and Donald Sutherland.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (May 31st): If you’re a fan of big dumb fun monster movies, you can’t get much bigger or monster-y than Godzilla and pals (Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah). I don’t really remember anything about the last Godzilla movie, but that probably doesn’t matter, right? Just look at this cast: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Zhang Ziyi.
Dark Phoenix (June 7th): Oh boy, well at the very least, we’re really excited for Fox to finally dump this film (and The New Mutants, both of which were supposed to come out last year) so Marvel can take charge of the X-Men characters and hopefully reboot them into the MCU. In the meantime, maybe this pseudo-remake of X-Men: The Last Stand will at least get the Dark Phoenix storyline a little better. Here are a few predictions in the meantime: Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) will die, there will be one standout Quicksilver scene, and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) will help the good guys and then go back to being a bad guy.
Toy Story 4 (June 21st): This is one of the only beloved film franchises where every subsequent movie has been even better than the last. Couple that with new characters voiced by Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Keanu Reeves, and we are pretty excited. Here’s the logline: “Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called ‘Forky’ to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.”
Ford v. Ferrari (June 28th): After the success of Logan, James Mangold could make just about any movie he wanted to. This film follows a team of American engineers and designers, led by Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and British driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) as they attempt to build a new automobile to defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France.
Spider-Man: Far From Home (July 5th): Spider-Man (Tom Holland) reportedly teams up with Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) to fight baddies around Europe in the next chapter of his MCU adventures. A teaser trailer was already shown at Brazil Comic Con, but Marvel apparently wants to be careful about how it markets the film—it doesn’t want to spoil too much before Endgame rolls into town (remember: Spider-Man is technically still dead…).
Hobbs & Shaw (July 26th): The relationship between The Rock and Jason Statham was the best part of The Fate Of The Furious (and also allegedly what caused Vin Diesel and The Rock’s ongoing on-set feud), and they are being rewarded with the first spinoff of the Fast & Furious saga. DJ Idris Elba will play the bad guy and David Leitch (Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2) will direct what is sure to be the most fun film of the summer.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (July 26th): Everyone in Hollywood has signed up for Quentin Tarantino’s next sprawling film which is centered on the Manson Family murders. Leonardo DiCaprio plays struggling TV actor Rick Dalton (who happens to live next door to Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate), Brad Pitt plays Cliff Booth (Dalton’s best friend and stunt double). The rest of the cast includes (deep breath): Al Pacino, James Marsden, Damian Lewis (as Steve McQueen), Luke Perry, Dakota Fanning, Scoot McNairy, Timothy Olyphant, Margaret Qualley, Emile Hirsch, Lena Dunham, Bruce Dern, and Tarantino regulars such as Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Kurt Russell.
And here a bunch more films that are coming in the second half of 2019…
James McAvoy, Bill Hader & Jessica Chastain portray grown-up versions of The Losers Club in It: Chapter Two (September 6th). Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss play wives who take over the Irish mob in 1970’s Hell’s Kitchen when their husbands are nabbed by the FBI in The Kitchen (September 20th). Will Smith plays an elite assassin Ang Lee’s sci-fi film Gemini Man (October 4th). Joaquin Phoenix dons the clown makeup in the much-documented origin film Joker (October 4th). Donna Tart’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch (October 11th) is getting adapted into a film by Brooklyn director John Crowley. Tom Hanks will star as Mr. Rogers in Marielle Heller’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (October 18th). Rian Johnson took a break from making Star Wars movies with whodunit mystery Knives Out (November 27th) which stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, and Christopher Plummer. Writer Lena Waithe (Master Of None, The Chi) and director Melina Matsoukas (Insecure, Beyonce’s “Formation” video, Master Of None’s “Thanksgiving” episode) team up for Queen & Slim (November 27th) about “a black man and black woman who go on a first date that goes awry after the two are pulled over by a police officer at a traffic stop.” The Skywalker family saga probably (?) comes to a conclusion with Star Wars: Episode IX (December 20th). And Greta Gerwig has assembled quite the cast (including Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet) for her remake of Little Women (December 25th).
And a few more that currently don’t have release dates:
I can’t wait to see what Martin Scorsese has put together for Netflix with The Irishman, which stars Robert de Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino, and is about the man who allegedly killed Jimmy Hoffa. Wes Anderson returns to making live action films with The French Dispatch, which is said to be a love letter to newspapers set in 1950s Paris. Legion and Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley will helm Lucy In The Sky about an astronaut love triangle starring Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm and Zazie Beetz. For their followup to the electrifying Good Time, the Safdie Brothers have recruited Adam Sandler to play a jewelry-store owner and gambling addict in Uncut Gems.Terrence Malick’s next film Radegund depicts the life of Austria’s Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector during World War II who was put to death for undermining military actions. It’s especially exciting because Malick actually wrote a script for it! Casey Affleck directs and stars in father/daughter film Light Of My Life. Mudbound director Dee Rees adapts Joan Didion’s book about a journalist caught up in the middle of the Iran-Contra Affair (with Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, and Willem Dafoe) in The Last Thing He Wanted for Netflix.
The Boxing Day sales have been and gone for another year, but makeup giant Sephora isn’t ready to stop giving its customers discounts just yet.
The Australian stores have decided to launch an ‘extra 50 per cent off’ sale on their ‘best in beauty’ deals, with the likes of Marc Jacobs, Zoeva, Benefit and Tarte included in the markdowns.
Even if there is a discount on some of the items already, you can still apply the 50 per cent code ‘EXTRA50’ at the checkout for further reductions.
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The Boxing Day sales have been and gone for another year, but makeup giant Sephora isn’t ready to stop giving its customers discounts just yet
The Tarte Deep Diving Cleanser and Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam were once $18 each, but for today can be purchased for $9 – the same price TheBalm’s TimeBalm Concealer now is online.
Kat Von D’s Studded Kiss Lipstick – which used to be priced at $22 – is now just half that at $11, with six shades included in the sale.
Benefit Cosmetics ‘mini’ sets of mascara, bronzer and primer can be bought for $11.50 – if you want to avoid the usual retail fee of $23 – and Anastasia Beverly Hills’ lipstick is $15.50 down from $31 a pop.
The Tarte Deep Diving Cleanser and Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam were once $18 each, but for today can be purchased for $9 (pictured)
Benefit Cosmetics ‘mini’ sets of mascara, bronzer and primer can be bought for $11.50 – if you want to avoid the usual retail fee of $23
Becca’s Glow Gloss is a very reasonable $16, Peter Thomas Roth’s Hydrating Kit is $16.50, IT Cosmetics Brow Stain is $17 Make Up For Ever’s eye pencil is $17.50.
Palettes like Zoeva’s and Tarte’s are $18, both reduced from $36.
Excitingly, even Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty – which has been lauded for its incredible formulations and colour ranges – is involved in the discount.
Anastasia Beverly Hills’ lipstick is $15.50 down from $31 a pop (right)
Hundreds of products for your face, hair and skin are on sale but it’s not known when the markdowns will be over
Her ‘skinstick’, which comes in 20 different shades, is down to $18.50 from $37.
Hundreds of products for your face, hair and skin are on sale but it’s not known when the markdowns will be over.
So if you’re in any hurry to secure some post-Christmas makeup, now is the time to do it.
Bonding with others is a very important thing for each and every one of us to do. Furthermore, it is important that we start forming these solid bonds with others when we are children, and one of the reasons for that is because forming a bond with someone helps shape us into the people we will be in the future.
One of the strongest bonds is the one that exists between a parent and his or her child. Typically, a lot of people talk about how a mother can bond with her child. There are a lot of ways for moms to do that, and some of them start from the moment the child is born. A great example of this is skin to skin contact, which is when a new mom holds her baby right after he or she has been born.
However, something that is less talked about is how dads can bond with their children. There are actually a lot of things dads do in an attempt to create a strong relationship with their little boys, as well as with their little girls. There are a lot of activities dads do with their daughters that can help them create a strong bond with one another.
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20 They Go To Daddy And Daughter Dances
Dancing is something everyone loves to do, even if they don’t like to do it in front of other people. This is even more true for little kids, which is why there are some little girls who enjoy dancing with their fathers.
Some of us have some memories of dancing with our dads, or with our grandfathers. In fact, I did this with my grandfather when I was very young, and the memories from moments like that have lasted for many years. For some girls, this is their first time being taught how to dance with someone else. This is a great way for dads and daughters to start bonding early in the daughters’ life.
19 Make Snow Angels
As a kid, seeing a thick layer of cold snow on the ground is very exciting. Furthermore, this is a great time for parents to create awesome memories with their kids, as there are a lot of extremely fun and cool (pun intended) activities that parents and children can take part in when it snows.
One thing dads can do with their daughters when it snows is to teach them how to make snow angels. This basically just involves laying on your back in the snow and moving your arms and legs from side to side, and when you are finished, the image of an angel will be in the snow. Since dads often consider their daughters to be as sweet as angels, perhaps this is a wonderful activity to for them both to participate in when it snows.
18 They Give Their Daughters Strict Curfews
Sometimes it seems as though mothers and fathers raise their male children differently than they raise their female children, and that is right, at least to some degree. A great example of this is the fact that some fathers tend to give their daughters an earlier curfew than they give their sons.
In general, moms and dads are very protective of both their boys and their girls. However, fathers usually feel that their daughters should not be out very late at night, thus they ask them to come home at an early time. This is usually because dads tend to see their sons as physically strong beings, and they feel that their daughters need more protection.
17 Dads Wait Up For Daughters When They Are On Dates
When it comes to their children, parents are often nervous about a lot of things. This is increasingly true for dads who have daughters that are entering into the world of dating, and that is why dads tend to stay up late and wait on their daughters to come home after a date before they go to bed.
Dads are often nervous about their daughters dating because they know how hard dating can be. Making sure she gets home safe and sound is one way dads try to protect their daughters from some of the hardships that often come along with dating.
16 They Don’t Allow Them To Date
Some fathers are very strict about what time they want their daughters to come home. Furthermore, a lot of them wait up to make sure their daughter does get home on time, and that she is safe.
But on the other hand, there are also a lot of dads out there who are uncomfortable with the thought of their daughter dating at all, and they do not allow them to date until they reach a certain age.
This is not an abnormal thing. Fathers tend to have a hard time accepting that their little girls do grow up, so this might be helped by both of them having an open discussion about it, and coming to a conclusion together.
15 Dads Make Their Daughters’ Boyfriends Follow A Set Of Rules
Typically, fathers are bit less strict on their sons than they are with their daughters when they start dating. One great example of this is the stereotypical list of rules dads usually have for boys who date their daughters.
These rules usually involve warning the young man about what could happen if he does not treat the girl right. These things can sound a bit overprotective, but they are just a dads’ way of trying to make sure his daughter is treated the right way. However, there are some fathers who let their daughters come up with their own dating rules, which is a pretty cool thing to do.
14 They Watch Girly Movies
According to films and television, dads are usually only fans of horror or action movies. But in real life, fathers tend to try out different types of films, especially when they are watching them with their daughter.
There are many times when fathers watch very girly films with their daughters, which is a great idea because these films usually feature female characters that are smart, strong, and bold. Mulan and My Girl are awesome movies for fathers to watch with their little girls. Daughters that are slightly older might enjoy checking out films like Father Of The Bride and Mrs. Doubtfire.
13 Take Her For A Manicure
Everyone is different. Therefore, not every little girl is into the same things as her peers. However, it does seem that there are a lot of little girls out there who love having their nails done, so that means that another awesome activity fathers can take part in with their daughters is taking them to get manicures.
Sometimes parents are so focused on the bigger things in life that they often forget to just stop and enjoy making memories out of the smaller moments, such as taking their little girl to get her nails done. This is an important thing for a father to do, as it creates memories that she will have forever.
12 Have A Picnic
There are a lot of very important bonds we create in our lifetime, and one of the strongest bonds is the one between a father and his little girl. Dads do different things for their little boys than they do for their daughters.
One thing dads usually do with boys is go fishing. However, something that dads usually do with little girls is have a picnic. This is a great time to check out some beautiful scenery, get some fresh air, and spend quality time together. The best times for picnics are usually in spring or summer when the weather is not too cool.
11 Take Her Shopping
One of the things girls love to do is go shopping. That sounds like a stereotype, but it does seem to be true for a lot of girls, as well as grown women. So, something a lot of dads do for their daughters is take them shopping.
There are a lot of things little girls enjoy shopping for. Furthermore, some girls even like their baby dolls to have nice clothing, so there are some dads who have been known to buy their daughters’ dolls some outfits. Dads really do a lot of awesome things to make sure their daughters are happy, and that is wonderful.
10 Get A Pedicure
There are a lot of things that can really be a boost to a person’s confidence. However, when it comes to women, very few of those things can compare to getting a new hairstyle or having our nails done. Furthermore, some girls enjoy having their dads come along with them so that they can get a pedicure.
Additionally, pedicures are pretty much awesome for everyone, not just girls. Furthermore, they are not just for women who want their toenails painted. Pedicures are typically a very relaxing thing to have done, and they are recommended for men and women, so fathers get just as much out of this experience as their daughters do.
9 Participate In Her Tea Parties
Little boys seem to love playing with action heroes and cars, and many little girls appear to like having a fun tea party every once in a while. This is something young girls have been doing for years, and having their dad participate in it with them means a lot to many of them.
There are a few reasons why girls have a lot of having hosting tea parties. One of them is that little girls enjoy dressing up, and this gives them another reason to do that. Furthermore, tea parties are often looked at as social activities, which is something a lot of kids enjoy. There are many dads who have been known to have a tea party or two with their daughter.
8 They Attend Dance Recitals
Girls of all ages love to dance, which means that there are a lot of girls who enjoy participating in dance recitals. Furthermore, there is nothing like the proud look on a father’s face when he sees his little girl up on a stage, performing a dance that she has worked very hard on for months.
Additionally, there are a lot of daughters who enjoy having their dads in the audience to support them. In fact, there have been many cases in which fathers have helped their daughters prepare for their upcoming dance recitals. Some have helped them learn the dances, while others have helped them with their hair and makeup.
7 Show Her How To Put On Makeup
Learning how to put on makeup can be a bit hard, especially for someone who has never done it before. Usually, mothers show their daughters how to do things like this, but there are moments during which a dad needs to do it, and this creates a very special bonding time between fathers and daughters.
Dads might be a bit worried about doing this since not many of them put makeup on very often, but it is really the thought that counts. Not only are activities like this a learning experience for both the dad and the daughter, but they are also great for just having fun and making memories with each other.
6 Style Her Hair
Figuring out how to put on makeup can certainly be a hard thing to do, but something that is just as hard as that is learning how to style hair. Sure, some styles are very easy and simple. However, others can be very confusing, and attempting to do them ourselves can be funny at times.
However, this is another thing dads do for their daughters. Boys usually have hairstyles that are pretty simple, whereas girls have a lot of different ones, such as braids and buns. Nevertheless, there are a lot of dads who spend time giving their daughters some pretty awesome hairstyles.
5 Dads Support Their Daughters In Beauty Pageants
There are a lot of fun activities that children love to participate in. However, sometimes part of the fun of it is having their parents there to support them. Furthermore, something fathers do for their daughters is to support them in beauty pageant competitions.
Many little girls love having a reason to dress up, which is why some of them enjoy participating in these pageants. Furthermore, there are always a lot of very proud fathers in the audience. There are even some fathers who enjoy becoming a part of the experience by helping their little girls practice during the time leading up to the big day.
4 They Sing Together
There are a lot of adult men and women who usually do not want to sing in front of other people. However, many of us tend to enjoy hosting a concert in our cars or homes when we are alone. Well, typically children have not yet become self-conscious about singing and dancing in front of crowds.
Some dads have found this to be pretty awesome, and they have sung with their little girls. Sometimes they do it in public, and other times they record themselves singing with their young daughters and post the video on the internet. We can’t blame them, because singing with little kids is a very fun thing to do.
3 They Go Ice Skating
Little girls love to do a lot of different things. Many of them enjoy participating in various kinds of sports. In fact, one winter sport little girls seem to really enjoy a lot is ice skating.
This kind of thing can be very hard to learn. However, a lot of dads have learned how to do it simply for the purpose of taking their little girls out on the ice and having some fun making awesome memories. Furthermore, some dads and daughters have been known to learn how to do this at the same time, and this is because learning how to do something that is new to both of them can often be a great bonding experience.
2 They Show Them How Boys Should Treat Them
The relationship between a father and his daughter is one of the most important relationships a person can have. Daughters look up to their dads, and therefore they watch how their fathers treat everyone around them, especially the people who are also female.
A very good example of this is how a daughter sees her dad treat her mother. Men who treat their wives with kindness, loyalty, love, and respect will likely raise daughters who expect their future boyfriends and husbands to treat them the exact same way. This is good because it helps to ensure that she will choose to be around those who treat her well, instead of those who do not.
1 Dads Play With Their Daughters’ Barbies
Young girls have enjoyed playing with barbies every since the first one was released many years ago. Part of what makes this doll such as awesome toy is the fact that she is successful in pretty much everything she does.
Barbie is a toy and a fictional character, but she is a great example of a strong female for many girls around the world. Barbie can be a teacher, an astronaut, and the president of the United States of America. There is nothing she can’t do, and that is why little girls love playing with Barbie dolls.
Though it is rarely talked about, many dads have spent time with their little girls while they both played with Barbie dolls together. This is not only a great way for dads to spend quality time with their daughters, but it is also a great way for fathers to encourage their daughters to use their imaginations.