It's Time to Make a Fuss Over Father's Day

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Every year around Mother’s Day, a huge fuss is made for Moms. You know, make sure Mom has time to put her feet up, send her flowers, go out to eat so she doesn’t have to cook, give Mom some time to herself, and so on and so on. Don’t get me wrong, as a Mom myself I definitely agree that Moms are deserving of all of these things and more! I’ve just found that not nearly as much of a fuss is made for Dad’s on Father’s Day, and I think there should be!

Over the years, Dad’s have become MUCH more involved with the house and the kids than they used to be. My husband is a prime example of that. He coaches our son’s baseball team, he’s always playing with the boys in the backyard, he’s a master at the grill, he vacuums, he unloads the dishwasher, he does laundry…the list goes on and on. So, I say…it’s time to make a Father’s Day fuss!

What can you do to make a fuss for him? Well, I quizzed my hubby and asked him what HE would like for Father’s Day. I’ll warn you, he’s a pretty simple guy who doesn’t even like celebrating his birthday (which happens to land on Father’s Day weekend!) so his answers aren’t anything elaborate. But I wanted to give a Dad’s point of view, not just what I think would make a good Father’s Day. I asked him about gifts, food and activities! Here’s what he said:

 

GIFTS

Me: What kind of gifts would you like for Father’s Day?

Him: Personally, I don’t really want or need anything. Anything I want for myself, I buy it. I think a lot of Dad’s are like that too. All I need is hugs and hand-made cards from my kids. If you insist on buying me something, a restaurant gift card so we can go eat as a family. 

Other Ideas: Quirky monthly subscriptions, tools, batteries for tools.

 

FOOD

Me: What kind of food would you like for Father’s Day?

Him: Chicken wings. A big bowl of chicken wings is all I would need for a Father’s Day meal. Maybe going out for ice cream afterwards.

Other Ideas: Homemade burgers or ordering in some pizza.

 
ACTIVITIES

Me: What would you like to do to celebrate Father’s Day?
Him: Go to a movie together as a family. Incredibles 2 is out this weekend. The boys would love that. Maybe get the family together for a BBQ…with chicken wings. Did I mention chicken wings?

Other Ideas: Mini-golf, family movie night at home.

 

As you can see, all he really wants this Father’s Day is to spend time with his family (and eat chicken wings!) To him, that’s making a fuss and I’m happy to do it! He deserves it, and I’m sure the Dad in your family does too!

What do you and the kids have planned this weekend to celebrate Father’s Day?

 

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Author: Linsey De Ruysscher

Linsey is a happily married mother of two living in Plainfield, ON. When she’s not busy chasing her two crazy boys, she’s running her own freelance writing company, Little Miss Creative. In her downtime, she enjoys tea, backyard BBQs, watching Friends reruns, and hanging out with her family and friends. Oh, and candy.

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