Don’t Be Mad (Part 2)
Y/D/N (Your daughters name)
Y/(2/3)D/N (Your second/third daughters name)
Joe always knew this day would come, ever since he and Y/N brought home they’re first bundle of joy sixteen years ago. He just thought it wouldn’t be this soon.
He had also sworn that he would only have two kids, hopefully a boy and a girl, but that went out the door after he married his best mates’ sister and welcomed their third baby girl into the world four years later.
“Dad, I’m going out. I’ll be back for dinner.” Y/D/N called out as she ran down the stairs and towards the front door.
“Out with Nick?” Joe asked looking up from his laptop as his daughter.
“Yes out with Nick. Love you see you later.” She said before slamming the door shut behind her.
A small laugh came from the kitchen, followed by two others that quickly stopped once Joe turned his head.
“Whats so funny?”
“She’s 16 Joe.” Y/N said glancing up from the food she was preparing.
“And she’s got a boyfriend.” Y/2D/N spoke up from her position at the worktop.
“I’m aware.” Joe said in a slightly annoyed tone as he shut his laptop and moved into the kitchen with the rest of his family.
“She’s allowed Joe, just because you weren’t dating at 16 doesn’t mean she can’t. May I remind you that we met when I was 16.” Y/N halted her actions to look up at her husband, an eyebrow raising slightly.
“We met when you were 16, we didn’t start dating until you were 20.”
“Actually I was 19 when we had that little ‘incident’.” She said with a smirk.
“Ew mum! Quit!!” Their two younger daughters yelled out in unison, the youngest marching out of the room.
Laughing slightly as she watched her daughter leave the room, Y/N brought her attention back to Joe, “Is that what you’re worried about?”
“No.” Joe said sternly looking into his wife’s eye but glanced away after realizing that she was right, as always.
“You can talk to her you know, and Y/2D/N.” Y/N said looking over at her second daughter.
“Um no” She said turning on the sink faucet.
“You don’t even know what we’re talking about.” Joe joked, earning an annoyed look from his daughter.
“Yes I do and I’m too young for that.”
“You’re not too young to learn.” Y/N corrected.
“I’m 14 mum.”
“So I’m not having this conversation” Y/2D/N said as she followed the actions that her little sister did minutes ago.
“If you’re concerned I think you should talk to her.” Y/N said moving her attention back to the food.
“Why do I have to do it?” Joe questioned.
“Because you’re her dad”
“Joseph, just do it. The girls should feel like they can come to either of us for things not just me.” Y/N cut her husband off, making a fair point as she pointed her knife in his direction.
A few days and passed since Y/N had told Joe to talk to Y/D/N and he thought it would be best to have a second, and third, input on this situation so he enlisted the help of his two new brother-in-laws.
“Hey Y/D/N, wait a sec.” Joe called out hearing the front door close and seeing his daughter start to climb the stairs to her room.
“Yeah?” She said from her position on the stairs.
“C’mere, we wanna talk.”
“We?” Y/D/N said confused as she walked into the living room to find her dad and two uncles sat on the couch. “Oh hey, didn’t know you guy were here” She said walking over to give them both hugs.
“Just wanted to pop in and see how our favorite niece is doing” Conor said pulling away from her hug.
“Is this going to be a weekly thing because I’m doing the same as I was last week.” Y/D/N said with a smile as she took a seat on the other section of the couch. “So whats up?”
“You know you can come to both your mother and I right, and even your uncles. For anything, questions, concerns, advice.” Joe asked calmly, trying to hide his nerves.
“Yes, why do you ask?” She questioned her father before looking over at Jack and Conor.
“Well, you’ve had a boyfriend for a while now and you’re growing up and your body is going through changes.” Joe hesitates with the end of his sentence as his daughters shifts.
“Did mum tell you to do this?” She asks.
“Maybe but I want you to know that you can talk to me as well”
“Did she tell you two to come too?” Y/D/N asks her uncles who shake their heads.
“Nope just helping out your father.” Jack said with a small laugh.
“Look dad, you don’t have to run through the whole birds and the bess thing again, I’ve heard it plenty of times and I understand okay. And besides Nick and I are good, his parents have also talked to him so I think we’ve got the whole safe sex thing on lock.”
Joe felt his mouth fall open as his daughters words. He had ran through what he was going to tell her for the past couple of days to make him sound more authoritative but no amount of preparation could’ve prepared him from what he had just heard.
“Um,” Joe cleared his throat but was lost for words.
“I think what your dad is trying to say is that he’s glad you already know all of this and that you have heard it many times.” Conor stepped in.
“Yeah but I guess our only question is have you, have you already experienced this?” Jack asked cautiously.
“Um…yes?” Y/D/N inflected her voice while tilting her head to the slide slightly. “Have you not talked to mum?”
“Yes, we have. Just wanted to make sure that you were good for myself.” Joe said quickly.
“Alright, are we done now?” Y/D/N asked, standing up and walking back to the stairs after Joe nodded.
“You did what!?” Y/N yelled in a hush tone later that night as her, her two brother and Joe sat around the kitchen table.
“What, you told me to talk to her and I needed backup because I didn’t know what I was doing.” Joe said defending himself.
“Their her uncles Joe. You two don’t need to know those things!” She said looking from Joe to her brothers.
“Hey, its a good thing we were there because was getting very uncomfortable. So you’re welcome.” Conor told his younger sister.
“I didn’t ask.” She said narrowing her eyes are her older brother before moving her attention back to Joe. “I wanted you to handle this by yourself.”
“Why couldn’t you just tell me since you already knew apparently.” Joe rolled his eyes as he sat back in his chair.
“Because, sometimes you need to be the one to ask the questions not me. And if I let that continue, neither of the girls would come to you. Although I’m not sure Y/D/N will want to after your response.” Y/N said.
“We’ll to be completely honest, she was confused as to why Joe was asking. She thought you told him already.” Jack chimed in.
“Maybe Y/N, you should make sure you and your husband see eye to eye before you go and make secret plans to make him a better dad.” Conor said standing up from the table.
“Yeah we’ll leave you two to it. See you later.” Jack said getting up following Conor to the front door.
Joe let his head fall onto his open palms as he let out a deep breath.
“Hey don’t worry, you’re a great dad. And besides, we’ve got two more. By the time Y/3D/N turns 16, you’ll be a pro.” Y/N said standing and kissing Joe on the cheek while rubbing his back.
“Y/3D/N is most definitely not have sex at 16, I’ll make sure of that.” Joe said lifting his head.
“Yeah, I’m sure you will macho man. See you in bed.” Y/N said walking away, leaving Joe by himself in the dimmed dining room.