We get it from our mommas, and that goes for more than just the junk in our trunks. For most of us, all we know about life and womanhood comes from our mothers or another important woman in our lives. As with most of our lessons, when it comes to love a huge part of what we know and live comes from what our mothers modeled for us. How they handled the ins and outs of love shaped how many of us approach our own love lives. From love tips like “Don’t buy a man shoes or he’ll wear those same shoes when he walks out of your life,” or “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” they tried their best to prepare us for the road ahead. But what about our fathers?
We know love from a woman’s perspective, but for me personally, it would’ve been nice to hear what love is like from a man’s point of view. I would love to hear the tips my grandfather gave my dad about women, did he hear the shoes tip too? What has he learned is the way to a woman’s heart? Just based on observation I learned that my father is a hopeless romantic, never letting love get the best of him no matter how hard he falls. Like father, like daughter. But still I wonder what tips my father could’ve given about love in my youthful days that could’ve saved me from learning those heartbreaking lessons. Not saying his insight would’ve changed some of my decisions, but maybe it would’ve helped me view love with different eyes.
Did your father teach you about love?