I’m building an Ikea desk and completely stripped the screw… now what do I do?
Fathers and daughters have a unique relationship. A father wants their daughter to be their little princess (I’m still rocking that nickname by the way) but at the same time they also want them to know they should be valued just as much as boys (maybe more) and can do anything their heart desires!
I recently posted about “8 questions I still ask my mom at age 25” and it got an amazing response (thank goodness I’m not the only one who would burn down their house if it weren’t for their mama to give them cooking directions) but I realized there were 8 important questions missing, the 8 that I always ask my dad.
- I just got my W-2, what do I do with it?
How much money should I put into my 401k? (followed quickly by “do I reallllly have to put that much?”)
I have a flat tire. What do I do?
What stock should I invest in?
How much money should I ask for in a job interview?
I need to hang a heavy mirror on the wall. What kind of screw/ nail/ drill bit do I need to use?
What health insurance should I pick at work or do I still get covered by yours? (as I ask this I’m silently praying I’m still covered by his)
Should I move to DC and start a completely new career?
Number 8 is pretty unique in my case, but it goes to show you how much a daughter values their father’s opinion. Even though I was asking if I should move far away from home, he knew it would be an amazing opportunity for me.
Dads teach us from day one that we are tough, we are valuable, and that we can do anything we set our minds to. I have a decked out toolbox with a stud finder, power drill, and a hammer with a pretty flower pattern all over it to prove just how prepared my dad made me for anything life throws as me. But the thing is, no matter how prepared we are or how old we get, we will always need them for advice and guidance.
What questions do you always ask your dad in your moments of need? No matter your age or how many times you’ve asked before?
P.S. Dad, I’m about to call you and ask why the stock you told me to buy is performing so poorly :)