Making Father’s Day Memorable
According to a poll at Interactive Dad, moms and kids have it all wrong when purchasing Father's Day gifts for dad. In fact, the most common purchases are neckties, tools, electronics and cologne – all of which made the bottom of the list of what dads really want for Father's Day. The shocker of it all is that an overwhelming 40% of all dads say the perfect Father's Day includes some family time and a satisfying manly meal!
You might be wondering what a “satisfying manly meal” is and by far most women tend to think barbeque. Steak and potatoes or ribs may come to mind, but dads are just as happy with hamburgers and hotdogs according to a survey. In fact, the simpler the better and many dads are surprisingly excited about the idea of dining out with their family as well. Before you start making reservations for you and your children at the swankiest restaurant in town – remember that you have kids. Taking a trip to Chuck E Cheese or any other kids oriented restaurant can make for an enjoyable day and will tire out the kids just enough to give you and your husband some alone time in the evening.
While moms often get all the credit, the truth is that a dad plays a major role in a child's life. They are very much like moms, enjoying spending time with the family, and wanting to know that they are loved and appreciated. While the cards on the market may be humorous, you may want to try going the serious route this year and purchasing a card that lets dad know just how special he is.
In the age of digital cameras and scanners, it is easier than ever to create something special for dad. By scanning old photographs from when he was a boy and compiling pictures from the past and present that collaborate to mark all the years of his life – you can create a remarkable and tear jerking home movie complete with music and special effects that will show him just how lucky he is and how much he is loved. Imagine watching that same movie 50 years from now with your grandchildren!
Father's Day isn't just about gifts and cards or special meals. It is also about helping your children realize just how special their father is. In many households, the roles of dad when the kids are little are overlooked and often unseen. Dads worry just as much as mothers do and often suffer from stress about expectations and providing without sharing their feelings. For this reason and many others – it is important to recognize all the strides dad makes and let him know just how much he is appreciated.
If you are completely stuck for what to do on Father's Day, call or sit down with your own dad and take a stroll down memory lane. You might be surprised at what your own dad remembers or still has hanging in his tool shed or man-room, which was specially crafted or given by you before you were old enough to remember. His memories of Father's Day past can give you great insights into what you can do to make this Father's Day with your children extra special and memorable.