We all know that Daddy means well....but Sheesh! Sometimes, being a softee is absolutely the WORST thing he can do! I saw two things this past weekend that just made me want to smack these guys. #1 - We had a really nice day here. Sunny. Temps in the low 70s. Really perfect weather for anything. difficult child decides she needs to do her laundry. We have established a policy that difficult child must take her laundry to the laudromat around the corner. WE give her the money to wash her clothes. Well, despite the nice day....difficult child felt that she'd never make it to the laundromat. And husband felt sorry for her having to go "all that way..." so he offered to drive. Excuuuuse me???? This is the same kid who walked two miles in the pitch darkness to meet some older guy for sex. This is the same girl that wants to ride her bike 5 miles to school so she can hang out with some guy riding bikes all over town after class. And she can't make it alllll the way to the laundromat in perfect weather??? *Smack* Luckily, husband changed his mind and decided that difficult child really could get there on her own. #2 - Our friends have a 19 year old difficult child still at home. No job. Doesn't help around the house. Mouths off to parents regularly. Whenever we talk about our kids, Dad is big about "I'm gonna show her..." and "Just wait til spring when she's no longer welcome in my house..." But when visited this weekend? Guess who literally jumped out of his chair each and every time his daughter so much as cleared her throat? Yep. Tough-Talking Dad. "Daddy...?" Yes, sweetheart. "Daddy can I have?" Sure thing, honey. "Daddy would you...?" Right away, beautiful. Now I have nothing against being nice to one's children - but Holy Cow! I've never seen a child so completely in control of a parent! The man was at her beck-and-call all evening long. He didn't even respond to his wife the way he jumped for his daughter. Crazy! *Smack!* Anyone have any Doting Daddy stories to add?