Fathers of young daughters know this. Everything in her world (galaxy) is placed at your feet as her guardian. While that may seem like a daunting task, you can do it. Look at what how much you are already just like the five DC Comics characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy all rolled into one.
Star-Lord: Just like Star Lord possesses traits of both his human mother and alien father, you have the dynamic-duality of both provider and nurturer. You can bring home the bacon, fry it, feed her, and do the dishes afterwards. You can burp the alphabet in English and master a braid in French. (Not to mention you literally are the lord over all of the glow-in-the-dark stickers on her closet door.)
Drax: This warrior has increased strength and stamina as any Dad with young kids possesses. You didn’t know you could carry a stroller, pack and play, and diaper bag at once until you became a father did you? The stamina required to remain patient while walls are drawn on or food is thrown must come from some other planet. How do you do it? You may not be able to project concussive blasts of cosmic energy from your hands, but you can show her how to master the “pound…now blow it up” move.
Rocket Raccoon: When the need arises you are just as shockingly fast and you also possess an acute sense of smell (poopy diapers from across the room), sight (you never lose at Hide and Seek), hearing (it’s too quiet in this house), and touch (See: expert tickler). Your expert marksmanship impresses even while blindfolded at a birthday party. Take that, piñata.
Gamora: Sure she’s the most skilled martial artist in the Universe but she still has to touch people to paralyze them. You just have to start counting to three. And while she may have the power to accelerate the healing of her own body, you can instantly heal others with a boo-boo kiss. Seriously, how do you not have your own Marvel comic movie deal?
Groot: Ok, he’s made of wood so this might be a tough one. But he’s also able to sprout extra limbs (read: carrying baby gear) and can control trees and you can build one killer tree house. Plus, she’ll always look up to you no matter how tall she grows.
Does the “DC” in DC Comics stand for Dad Can? Dad, Champion? Daughter Caregiver?
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