I’ve posted about Bank Holiday’s, Easter, Sundays, I forgot about mother’s day until after I posted Water and Milk – whoops! But remembered to post about Valentines Day and Christmas Day. So I decided to post about Father’s day!
Now every year I forget about Father’s day and yes, admittedly I did forget (again) to send a card this year, which is kind of funny as I was reminded by him, and I even visited and online card shop! Perhaps this blog will satisfy my dad.
So where do I begin with father’s day? Well, I find it difficult to post about, perhaps for many reasons, I cannot remember the last time I “celebrated” father’s day to know what to do and I am not a father to know what a father would want! So I’m going to guess it all. I’m also aware Money is something I need to take into consideration here too, seeing as chances are you’re unemployed, because you’re a child – but I might be wrong in some cases.
Here’s what I’m suggesting for father’s day, if you live with you dad, then take it easy on him, parents have stressful lives. Just do the odd small gesture, which although may seem nothing to you, might just mean a lot for your dad, such as making him a cup of tea or coffee, out of the blue perhaps. Small pieces of housework such as picking items up off the floor (although, sexist as it may seem, this appears something which applies more to mother’s day).
If you’re father is out at work, attempt to surprise him, ask your mother, or siblings, or anyone you can (if needed) for help and cook him a surprise dinner, taking into consideration what time he may finish. If he’s finishing late, too late to eat, or too late for you to stay up, then perhaps make him something sweet, such as a cake, or biscuits etc.
For those who do not live with your father, but live in the same town, you can go over and see him, even if it’s just to say hello, as I said above, those small gesture’s which may not mean a lot to you, may mean a lot to him. Whilst you’re over there you could make him the drink instead of the other way round. Perhaps you could also take a card over if you have not done so already.
Now those who do not live with their father and do not live in the same town as your father may find yourself slightly “stuck” as to what to do, because fair play, you cannot do much, it’s not as if you can pop over and see him. But what you can do, is give him a phone call, wish him happy fathers day, ask him how he is. As I keep saying, those small gestures might just mean a lot to your father. Perhaps next year you could arrange surprise with a friend of his, or some neighbours for a surprise father’s day present.
So those are some idea’s in which you could do for father’s day, whether he lives with you, in the same town and you, or not. Happy Father’s Day to all of that dad’s out there!
I stumbled across this video whilst trying find a Father’s Day Song. The song is called “You Can Let Go” by Crystal Shawanda.