If you’ve let time slip away and are panicking about what to give the father of your children this Father’s Day, then Amazing Matriarch has a few ideas you can pull off and look like a pro who planned well in advance.
1. 18 holes
Plan a round of golf with his best buds. Maybe it’s his kids or friends he rarely sees without them. If Father’s Day is not the time to let him freely hit the links, coordinate with the ladies in the lives of his foursome and book a tee time you know will work, pay for it when you call, and then let Dad play all day without the worry his phone will ring with a request from you.
2. Take something off his plate
Dad’s are busy people; take over a chore he dreads and give him some much deserved free time to spend with the family.
3. Plan an itinerary for his perfect day with the family
Think of what he likes and set a plan in motion for a day that’s all about him. Maybe he’s active and a morning hike followed by an afternoon bike ride with a cooler filled with his favorite “to go” eats in the trunk that ends with an ice cream at his favorite stand or parlor is just the ticket. Or perhaps he’s the kind who’d relish a day of peace and quiet vegging out on the couch; make his quiet time happen while you and the kids prep an elaborate feast. Perhaps he’s a foodie and a meal out is just the ticket; be sure to reserve a spot at his favorite clam shack, steakhouse, or burger joint. Whatever it is Dad loves, you do-without making him make a decision.
4. Divide the day
If your kids are still at home let each pick a special activity they want to do with Dad and divide the day into chunks so Dad can spend some one on one time with each; even if it’s just an hour to throw rocks in the neighborhood pond. It’s not often a parent of more than one little one gets to enjoy their kids solo, and it’s something every parent values.
5. Get his Dad to you to celebrate
If the father of your kids is close to his father get them together to enjoy the day. Even better if he’s far away. Drive the many miles to pick him up, spring for a plane or train ticket and bring his Dad to your home for Father’s Day.
Then watch the smile hit his lips because nothing says I appreciate you more than a well thought out adventure.
-Sharing simple ways to show you care, Jess
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