Have you ever noticed that Mother’s Day seems to get all the hype and Father’s Day comes as a bit of an afterthought? Did you know that it is estimated that $8.5 billion less will be spent on Father’s Day than Mother’s Day (In Christine Park’s post, Father’s Day Spending Lags Behind Mother’s Day, it claims, “Father’s Day spending will average $115.57 per person, or an additional $12.7 billion dollars for retailers, versus the $21.2 billion estimate they spent for Mother’s Day.”)?
Fathers play a huge role in our life, and yet somehow we don’t always see the need to give them special treatment on the day that has been permanently set aside for them since 1972 (observed by many for over 60 years before that).
Some may argue that dads aren’t sentimental and don’t care about having a day to celebrate them. Others might say that dads tend to buy what they want, so they are difficult to buy for, or maybe the things they do want are just too expensive. Some dads even tell their kids not to get them anything.
Whatever the case, put these excuses aside and celebrate fathers because they are special and worth it! Here are a couple of ideas for celebrating dad this year and letting him know you love him.
Spend Quality Time with Him
Find a way to spend time with your dad, and if possible get the whole family together. Take him to a nice lunch out, or maybe do the grilling instead of making him do it. Maybe your dad needs a certain tool to finish a project he’s been working on. Surprise him with it as his Father’s Day gift, and then stick around and work on the project with him. You’ll get a double bonus for quality time and helping him with a project.
Give Him some Time Alone
If he is a dad of kids still at home, maybe instead of quality time together, you should give him some time to himself. In the post, 5 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special on Mother’s Day, it states, “We all appreciate some time alone to do what we want.” This goes for dads as much as it goes for moms. So try giving him a day where he can be lazy, watch sports, go hit golf balls, or do whatever it is that he enjoys. All the while, get the kids to help with some of dad’s typical chores, so they aren’t piled up once his “free day” is over. For example, an older child can mow the grass, while a younger child takes out the trash.
In the end, dads will always have a special place in our hearts, so take the opportunity to let him know how wonderful you think he is, not just on Father’s Day, but throughout the year.
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