Daddy Dave’s Princess Em

Briggs: “I want it to be a boy….Love you, Sweetheart.” Oops! Fox & Friends co-anchor Dave Briggs found himself having to do some ‘splaining to his six-year-old daughter Emerson this morning. During a segment subtitled “Sons and Daughters: New Poll Shows Americans Prefer Boys,” Dave had to find his inner “Princess” as he humbly ate some crow in front of her, his co-hosts (Clayton Morris and Molly Line), and his F&FW fans.

Introducing the story, Clayton stated that a recently-released Gallup poll revealed that Americans prefer sons to daughters.* Chuckling chauvinistically, Dave exclaimed, “Sure we do!” Subsequently, Clayton posited that fathers always seem to weigh in while the mothers tend to stay silent: Then, he queried, “How did that stack up in your house?

In response, Dave declared, “The moms aren’t silent but the moms are always neutral: And, the dads always say, ‘If I have one, I want it to be a boy.” Pointing at himself, he readily admitted, “I did say that.” Smiling sheepishly, Dave hastily added, “And, I, I would change my opinion now, having a lovely little girl who’s at home right now watching.” Then, looking straight into the camera reassuringly as if at his Emerson, he added, “Love you, Sweetheart!”

Good catch, “Princess Dave.” Or, should I say Emerson’s sweet dad.

[Author’s aside: For related stories, cf. “Dave Tears Up” and “Dave: ‘The Briggs Girls.'”]

*Fox & Friends Weekend – 06/25/11 (@ 7:32 a.m. ET)

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One Response to “Daddy Dave’s Princess Em”

  1. hgb3 Says:

    This reminds me of the couple I once knew who really, really wanted a boy for their firstborn but got a girl, but went with their picked-out name anyway and called her “Bruno”. Then, a few years later they wanted a sister for her, and got a boy, and still remained stubborn with their picked-out name and called him, “Cuddlecakes.”

    Needless to say, both children have serious “issues” which they are dealing with.

    Nonetheless, I have updated my blog, and you and yours are encouraged to follow the link (hgb3) to it. Thanks for the free advertising.

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