heehee, that made my day! On the other hand, getting a man to snuggle can be quite a struggle, at times.
The "because I am your father" is a variation to "because I said it", I think. We have a family proverb:
§1: mom is always right
§2: in cases mom is wrong, §1 automatically applies.
I guess that goes for quite a lot of parents, all over the globe.