Not even trying to be amusing here but this thread started me thinking, the consequence of which is I think there's one other thing I'd say - specifically to any Dads who have young daughters, and it would be this...
It is never too early to start telling your little girl that she's beautiful and there is absolutely no limit to how many times a day you should say it. She is growing up in a fucking brutal world and by the time she hits 6, 7 & 8 the world around her will already be telling her the opposite and, staggering as it is to imagine, she'll find herself beginning to wonder who's right, Daddy or the rest of the world. The media and the little bitches in the playground (often including the mothers) will be relentless so you should be too 'cos by the time she hits 13, 14 & 15 you need to have banked a huge surplus of "my beautiful little princess" type comments 'cos the rest of her little world will be draining them from her.
Sounds mildly melodramatic but I promise you it was the one topic of conversation that on which their was pretty much universal agreement on the few 'Dads from Y3/6/10/etc. beer and curry' evenings that I ever attended - and all the Dads agreed that their daughters were vulnerable, whilst all simultaneously denying that our little Princess would ever take part in such playground assassination...!
Jesus. But other than that enjoy every minute of it yeah? Harrowing.
Great first post.