young queen came into the world, revealing that he made a couple of promises to here right there and then.
He promised that he would never feed his daughter the lies that society fed to children and that he would make sure she was better than him in every way possible. He concluded by thanking her spirit for choosing him to be her dad.
“To count how many of my coolest memories revolve around this young queen is the understatement of my existence. I cried uncontrollably when you entered this world 11 years ago, Samaya 😢 and I made a coupla promises to you then. One, I would not feed you the lies society begins teaching our children at a very young age. Your future is not your parents’ past. Two, I would make sure you were better than me in every way imaginable. Sharper , smarter and faster. I thank your spirit for choosing me to be your Dad #girldad A big sparkling cider cheers to your 11th Birthday, Samaya
Sharing their shared love for movies, Jaleel stepped things up a notch on another day by taking his daughter to a drive-in movie theater, an old-school option that has recently made a comeback now that social distancing is needed.
As for what keeps their relationship strong as father and daughter, Jaleel once revealed that it entails a whole lot of patience. After all, parenting is definitely not an easy feat.
“So here’s my secret recipe when it comes to this one: Love, listening, patience and daily disciplines. Make your shortcomings her long-going’s.”