Dads do dress up.
They braid hair.
Read bedtime stories.
Dads raise their girls to be strong,
and to dream big.
They open doors,
and play dolls.
Dads let their girls choose.
They give their daughters a voice.
Dads take their girls to karate,
and they play tea time.
Dads bake cookies,
and cut veggies into unique shapes.
They ride Small World,
and help their daughters design new rides with their LEGO sets.
Dads have impromptu dance parties,
and show their girls how they should be treated.
Dads paint nails and give pedicures.
They teach their girls how to change a tire,
and take them to watch The Nutcracker.
Dads show their girls how to throw a proper punch.
They teach them to stand up for themselves.
And when their little girl says, "I want you to dress up like a prince,"
They make that dream come true in the grandest way possible.
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