She Still Calls Me Daddy takes you through some personal stories of author Robert Wolgemuth as he moves into a new stage with his daughters. Wolgemuth shares his “growing pains” as a parent taking a new role with his daughters and taking in new family members, his son-in-laws. Using the remodel of a home as an overall illustration, his explains these new ideas and principles for growing into that new role.
Like the author, this year I have moved into a new place with my daughter and son-in-law. I had some hope to find some help and guidance in this book. There were several points he made that I applied rather quickly. My trouble with the book may have centered around the whole remodeling illustration. Well, to be blunt, I hate fixing things around the house. Additionally, it seemed that the personal stories were too long as well as too difficult to extract the points Wolgemuth was attempting to make. There is a summary at the end of each chapter which brings those points to light. In most cases, it was the only way to figure out the points. Once you wade through the stories, She Still Calls Me Daddy has valuable help for fathers with newly married daughters.