Next Sunday, June 21st will be my seventeenth fathers day and unfortunately my first without my children who are on the adventure of a lifetime across the pond for 3 weeks in Europe with their mother.
For those of us at home though, I have a hot list of ideas that you can pull out to wow the man who made it all possible, even if its for just one day of the year.
Number one. Breakfast……..
All dads love a cheat day, trust me. So get his day started with something Mom would never eat like donuts, cinnamon rolls, bacon and anything or if you are super awesome Chorizo and eggs with a side of salsa. This is not a meal for mom, its for your man of steel so bring him something that starts the day with a bang and then sit back and enjoy the show.
Second on the list is washing his hot rod………or man van. Which ever he drives get out there and get it clean for him, just don’t use any crazy air fresheners because we just do not like that stuff……even if we say thanks.
Take us on a MAN date. In and Out or Five Guys to start and then an extreme epic movie for our afternoon. I just saw Jurassic World and it would be a sure fire Dad hit. The guy running from the Dino’s trying not to spill his margarita is all of us dads deep down so look for it and laugh.
Give him anything he wants. Seriously let him have it. Like the remote, all day with no complaints………or buy him his favorite beer and sneak it into the refrigerator so he finds it and you make his day. Dads are typically simple so no need to over think it just let him have his way………for a day.
For number five I had to get input from my girlfriend because honestly when it comes to cool things that I would like I just don’t speak up.
Get him tickets to an event he would never buy for himself and go with him.
Maybe its a Giants game, or motocross, perhaps the Madera Speedway?
Maybe a concert, movie, play or outdoor adventure?
Now you have transcended the gift and created a memory and as a father I can tell you that’s what every man wants. A memory built on adventure, experience and love with his children.
Moms, you have seven days to get on that horse and make the man in your life wonder what he would have ever done without you and your babies.