Father’s Day is traditionally a day of breakfast in bed and carefully selected but hardly ever worn ties. Use these tips on what makes a father’s day great.
Eliminate the pressure. What Dad wants most is to have a day free from any pressure, even the pressure of having a perfect day. Dads appreciate not having to meet deadlines, no chores, and not having to fix anything. No rushing about and allow him to relax so he can enjoy his special day.
Spend time together. Enjoying each other’s company as a family in relative harmony seems simple. But it’s so easy to become sidetracked from your time together when you get caught up in cooking, taking a quick run to the store, or tempted to finish a project. Leave the house if you must, but take this day to focus on spending time together as a family. Go for a walk, have a picnic, lie in a hammock together, share stories and dreams together. Now that’s a day Dad will remember!
Make romance. Father’s Day is not just a day to celebrate Dad as a provider and caregiver for the children. It’s a day to honor your partner as your lover and friend. Make him feel special by telling him how much he means to you as a partner and as the father of your children. Give him a surprise in the morning or steal a few moments during the day to show him how much you love him.
Focus on him. Instead of planning everything out for him, give him the gift of freedom and choice. Let him decide what to do and how to spend the day. If he’s a sports fan, accompany him to see his favorite team play. Is fishing his passion? Even if you’re not so keen on bait, go along with him if he wants you to. If he wants a few hours to himself, indulge him. He deserves it!
Bring on the praise. Fathers want to feel appreciated. Tell him how much you need him. Show him how you feel by writing him a thank-you note detailing the ways he contributes to the family, how he gives moral and emotional support, what makes him a great parent and partner. If writing is not your forte, consider making a short family video for him, or making a big banner in his honor. You don’t need to spend a great deal of money on extravagant gifts. Your gratitude and love are the greatest gifts you can give him this Father’s Day.
Stop by any CSE branch and get dad a gift card from CSE! Happy Father’s Day!