It is June already! I can barely believe it, but Father’s day is near. I am lucky to have great fathers in my life to celebrate. No matter how much money you have, or how busy you are, the best way to show Dad you care is to be present. Cards and presents are nice, but hugs and laughter are even better. My dad is 82 years old this year, and I cherish having him with us on Father’s Day.
To the world you are a dad, but to your family you are the world-Anonymous
Tip 1: Keep it simple stupid
The fathers in my life love BBQs, meat, and beer. Veggies work on the grill too. Whatever they love to eat, offering it up on Father’s day is sure to be a hit. As the saying goes, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Here is a delicious option that takes 20 minutes. It is not done on the BBQ, but I think they will be okay with it.
Tip 2: Get the card a head of time.
It is hard to make them feel loved if you are left with the worst leftover selections at the store. Get there early to find the option that describes your Father perfectly.
A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you have grown.-Anonymous
Tip 3: Help your kids to celebrate their dad.
My sons still young, so he needs a lot of help. I usually research useful gift ideas from kids, and we work on it together. This year we have decided on the idea on the link below. I have also included a few other ideas depending on your children’s age.
https://oldsaltfarm.com/handprint-aprons-for-mothers-day/ (I like this idea with a masculine design for dad)
Another cute idea was to paint a Dad’s grilling plate or platter at a local pottery shop from https://makingmemorieswithmyminis.com/
Finally, I loved the photo gift ideas below.
Tip 4: Do and extra something that takes more thought than money.
In our case, my husband appreciates a beer when he comes home from work. The problem is that when he stops at the store on the way home he often forgets to buy one. So this year I endeavored to make him a beer tower. I went to the store a picked out his favorites. I assembled them into what looks like a tower, and he is set for a week or two.
What makes you a man is not the ability to make a child but the courage to raise one.-President Barack Obama
Tip 5: Don’t forget who the day is about.
My husband is the cook in the house, but I dust off my skills for Father’s day so he can kick up his feet and relax. The rest of the year we are a team, when he comes home from work he picks up where I left off taking care of our son, so I can go to work. It is a team effort. Giving him time to spend his day however he wants is the least I can do to make him feel special.
Happy Father’s day to all the Bio-Dads, Foster Dads, Granddads, and Adopted Dads. You have made the world a better place by showing up for your kids. We love you!
Comment now on your best tips for a great Father’s Day.