FamilyLife Blended® Minute
Number One Girl
Daddy, aren't I your number one girl?
About the Guest
This 13-year old's sweet question brought a bitter taste to her stepmother, Valerie, who was in the room. The girl's father replied, "Baby, you're daddy's number one girl. But Valerie is my number one lady." Valerie felt like he blew it, but later she realized his response was brilliant. Her stepdaughter needed reassurance from her dad-which she got-and she also needed to know that he cherished his wife as the Queen of his heart-which he declared.
Ron DealRon L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series
Daddy, aren’t I your number one girl?