Fathers Day / March 5, 2019 / Shawn Mcgee.
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.
And not in a good way. Cartoon Neck Ties. Theyre THE most clichéd Fathers Day gifts ever. If you must then lay them at the bottom of a drawer until youre too old to care. Socks. Sigh... Getting Dad socks is widely known as a corny gift. Beer Holster. Yawn... Even the trendiest Dads couldnt pull this off with style. Dont get it unless you want to hear cowboy references every time he takes a sip. A basket of cherry-pomegranate lotions. You definitely wont hear him saying: "Wow! Isnt this nice! Just what I always wanted." Gifts that need assembling.
Everyone makes a mountain out of Mothers Day and rightly so. But without Dads lets face it we wouldnt exist. Fathers Day falls on 19th June this year so how about using this day to tell your Dad what a man he is? Fathers Day gifts are all part of the equation but year in year out you may make excuses about what you "meant" to get your Dad. But something always gets in the way and suddenly its Fathers Day and you have nothing... not even an excuse. Well NOT THIS YEAR! At least this time you can give your Dad something hell remember. Forever. But first heres some advice on what NOT to get him.
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.
Another good way to celebrate this special day is to prepare a Fathers Day dinner. Prepare your Fathers favorite foods. If you dont know how to cook ask your mother to help or dial in the delivery number of his favorite restaurant. Always make sure that everybody is present on the table. Have fun talk and enjoy! Give him some Fathers Day sweets for desert. Every Fathers Day I am reminded how fortunate I was to have a Dad like mine. My Dad was "Number One" and yes I miss him. But I never bothered to buy him a tie. My sisters and I knew what he wanted more. My Dad was a very quiet gentle caring father of four girls - no boys! Thinking back I am sure Dad was a little "over his head" with all of us girls. I dont think he really knew what to do with us. "No rough-housing" was a standard phrase my Dad would use.