Fathers Day / March 4, 2019 / Cristina Pennington.
All you need to do is give a back massage which will release all the tension. The massage will leave your father relaxed and energized for the next day. Gift your father something which he would never buy for himself. You can gift your father something which allows him to escape from the hustle-bustle of daily life. Give your father a chance to unwind and do things which he really likes to do but has been unable to do from a very long time. You can gift your father some concert ticket or tickets of his favorite sports. Or else plan a date for him with your mother. You can make arrangements for a movie followed by a romantic dinner.
He would never mention it. He didnt want thanks. He knew wed appreciate it and love him all the more. Dad always worried about his girls. One time he stayed on the phone with one of my sisters while she used a pressure cooker to can. He was worried shed somehow blow it up. He even told her to put her baby outside in the playpen while she was using the pressure cooker! Yes my Dad was a quiet man. He loved to read he loved to watch the Brooklyn Dodgers on TV he loved to have his girls do easy chores for him and he loved to spend time with his family and have a grand (simple) meal prepared for him. His wife - and his girls - could cook.
At the end of the party give the Fathers Day sweets to him. On Fathers Day dont let your father do some house works. If he heads to his work room or garage prevent him! Ask what hes planning to do and if you can handle it - do it for him instead. Treat him like a king on this very special day. Spend more time with him. Most days of the week he is out working his butt off for the family. Dedicate the entire Sunday spending time with him. Watch his favorite sports with him ask him to tell you stories or tell him yours instead. Before you call it a day give him a big hug and some sweets.
He taught us through "trickery." My father would "trick" us into doing chores he thought we may not want to do such as "Girls dont you dare polish my shoes." Being daring girls - wed polish his shoes. It was Dads game but we were always willing players. Dad enjoyed simple things like this and he appreciated having these chores done. He was such a kind man that he found his pleasure not in receiving but in giving. This was one of the greatest lessons we all learned from Dad. When his girls grew up and left the nest food would appear in our cupboards from "no where." Money would be found in our purses mysteriously but always after a visit from Dad.
If a new step father is then to be introduced taking time to establish the new relationship is important. Many other role models bring invaluable inspiration and support into a childs life. An impressive school teacher foster parent neighbour can teach so much simply by their attitude behaviour demeanour. A simple word or gesture can provide a lasting impression on a developing child. Even role models from literature film and television can influence how we as children define men and their role in our life and society. And sometimes we learn from the bad examples too how we dont want to be the negative patterns we are determined not to replicate in our later life with our own children. All these are thoughts we can bring to mind as we celebrate fathers on Fathers Day.