There is one thing that can always make a Daddy Dom’s day turn from grey to sunshine; and that is seeing His little princess smile because of something that He did. The joy and pride that courses through Him is His version of a “high”. The best part is that it doesn’t even have to be some big, grand gesture; or even cost a penny! This is a case where “It’s the thought that counts” is a very true statement. Every little wants to feel wanted, loved, and cared for. With the flip-side being that every Daddy Dom wants to feel respected, needed, and that He is doing a good job. What better way of knowing that, than seeing her light up from His actions.
There are so many ways to show her that You care and adore her by simple acts of love. When life gets busy and stressful (and it ALWAYS does), it is important to remember to still do the little things. Especially because when you are pressed for time or money, the big things are far and few between. Even if You only have 5 minutes and no cash in your pocket, there is always a way to shower Your little girl with love in some way. The list below should help inspire You to use those opportunities, and help nurture the bond and strength of Your relationship as You help bring a smile to Your little’s face and pride to your heart!
- Pick a flower for her (or buy a single from a shop).
When You give it to her, let her know that when You saw it, it reminded You of her beauty and her sweet smell. Proceed to call her Your little flower, or the name of the flower You chose (little rose, little daisy, little lilly, etc.) to keep the smiles coming.
- Give her a hug.
As simple as it sounds, it has magical healing powers. When You see her having a hard time, or she’s venting about something that is causing her a lot of anxiety, reach out and pull her into Your arms. Hold her for a few minutes and breathe her in, then whisper “It’s ok babygirl, Daddy is here”. And You will feel the tension leaving her body as she melts into Your strength.
- Ask how she is doing. Like really doing.
When You get busy with a big project at work and Your attention is split, she notices it. she is so proud of You and all of Your hard work, and will do her best to give You space and encouragement. she won’t want to add additional stress to Your already-full plate. When You take the time to stop whatever it is You are doing, and ask how she is doing (really doing), she will feel loved and cared for. Giving her Your time, Your undivided attention, and the opportunity to open up, will allow her to feel safe and cared for.
- Text or email her something sweet.
This one is easy, and takes only a few seconds; but the impact can be huge for her. Imagine her going through her day. Playing “adult”, dealing with the stress of the day, and getting a random boost of encouragement (and love) from the person that matters most in her world. You won’t always get to see her smile, but i know that You will feel it in her response.
- Tell her about Your day.
Share with Your little girl how Your day went. Let her know of important details so she can feel secure and proud of her Daddy’s accomplishments. Bonus, she will get to feel honored and proud when she gets to help encourage You to reach goals that You set for Yourself, and share in the journey You both take getting there.
- Look her in the eye.
Randomly, while she is cooking dinner or playing with toys, walk over to her. Look her straight in her big, innocent eyes, and tell her something that You love or appreciate about her. Choose something that may often get overlooked, but truly makes an impact on Your day. It could be something as simple as the way she kisses You every morning, how she messages You asking permission for things, how she truly listens to You when You talk, or how adorable she looks in Your t-shirt.
- Schedule time for her.
Go through Your calendar and block off several “little dates” for You and Your princess. Plan a picnic, a trip to the park or library, a movie, breakfast in bed, or anything she might enjoy. Send her a screenshot of Your calendar with her name on it. Not only will she feel loved and excited; she will know in her heart that You value time with her, and make it a point to prioritize her in Your busy schedule.
- Play her a song that can be “her song”, and slow dance with her.
Search for a song that reminds You of her or Your relationship together, and surprise her with it. While it’s playing, grab her by the hand and dance with her. Tell her that this is her song, and every time it plays You can’t help but smile and ache to hold her. Whenever she hears it again on the radio or on a playlist, she will be reminded of that moment. It will always bring a smile to her cheeks!
- Leave a sticky note on her bathroom mirror that reads “you are beautiful princess, love Daddy”.
Every little wants to feel beautiful. It’s important to remember that she is faced with thousands of ads (daily), telling her that she isn’t beautiful on her own; but could be if she (fill in the blank), or bought (fill in the blank), or looked like (fill in the blank). Whenever she looks into the mirror, she is reminded of those things. Even if she is very confident already, knowing that You think she is beautiful will boost her self esteem and feel like a million bucks; and all You spent were pennies and a few spare minutes to write it!Randomly switch it out for a fresh note to help reinforce how much You truly mean it. The daily reminder will mean more to her little world than You can possibly imagine.
- Simply say “I love you.”
Believe it or not, You cannot say it enough. Your little will never get bored or tired of hearing it. Or seeing You light up when You say it. There are too many people who simply forget to say it, or think their partner already knows it…so why say it? Don’t fall into that trap. she needs to hear it and feel it; the same way You need to hear and feel respect. Do Your best to say it at least once per day, and try to show it even more. The impact will be so worth the effort!
i truly believe that it’s the little things that people remember the most. And that it’s the simpler acts of love that can grow deep, long-lasting love. i encourage You to print this out and try a few of them today. Take it a step further and try writing a few of your own. You don’t even have to tell your little girl that You found this list. Just try them, and watch her light up a little more each and every day!
We would love to hear any ideas our readers come up with, so please leave them in the comments! Sorry for the break in posts. We missed you guys, and i am so happy to be writing for you all again!!! xoxo