Quick background - My wife and I are in our early 50's and have two daughters. The youngest one is 26 and is back living with us to save money for a house down payment. But she isn't at home all the time - she'd rather spend time with her boyfriend - go figure.
As I got the the range I checking in using FourSquare. So after I was at the range, I dropped my my LGS to pick up some ammo and cleaning items, came home and sat outside talking with my wife as I was cleaning my pistols. I not only took my G22 but also my father's High-Standard Sport King .22lr pistol. He passed away back in 2000, and the last time I shoot this pistol was when I was a young teen learning to shoot.
As I was at the range, a female friend of my wife and I posted that see was just looking at the shooting range's website and was looking at getting a gun, so she wanted to take a class. At about 3:45 the youngest daughter comes home and my wife and I are talking about our friend posting about getting a gun. Yougest daughter pipes up and says "You didn't tell me you were going, I'd have gone with you!" So I said the only thing a loving father would say: "Would you like to go now?" and her answer was "Yes" As she was getting ready I leaned to my lovely wife and said, I'll do anything if she wants to spend time. Glad I picked up ammo to replace what I used from before.
Fast forward to getting to the range. We get to the range, and I'm giving my daughter the orientation and safety briefing. She gets some glares from the gun snob in the next lane. She says something like "do I keep my eyes open when I pull the trigger?" Snob moves over a step away from her lane. Baby Girl takes aim and places her first round dead center, then proceeds to place the next round 1" down and to the left. Gun snob looked over and then gives a positive head nod and smile. Makes a father proud.
200 rounds of .40 cal - $50
50 rounds of .22 lr - $2
2 range fees - $34
Time with my daughter - PRICELESS