Fathers Day Focus
This Sunday is Father’s Day and I have to admit here has been a fair bit of excitement in our house getting ready for it. Because of my husband’s work, he is often away. But this year he will be home with us, and so we are looking forward to celebrating it as a family.
The kids have already planned a little breakfast in bed for him, that will be a very happy (but incredibly messy) affair. The original menu was one that involved their favourite (but forbidden) breakfast cereals. I managed to convince them that dad might want something a tad more nutritious than that. So he’s getting toast ;)
I am the first to admit I am not terribly creative, but I love seeing the amazing things people can make that are so simple and easy and look fantastic for dad. I was stressing a bit about organizing something from all the children but thankfully my eldest is making something suitably crafty at school. My daughter has made him a very cute picture frame with beans decorating the border and a caption that says: “I love bean with you.” (so cute!) and Mr. Small is doing a super secret project with me involving the sticking of dried pasta on cardboard. He loves to eat the pasta when I’m not looking. What is it with kids and dried pasta anyway?
Last year I nearly lost my own father, and so this year Father’s Day is of very special significance to me. I’ve ordered a photo book with letters that each of my brothers and I have written to my dad. It also includes some photos of all of us, and his grandchildren. My dad is almost impossible to buy for but I think this is something that will definitely bring a smile to his face.
I also know of many families where dad isn’t around anymore, or that involved with the kids. I am sure this is a day that can be quite painful especially with all the advertising involved. I hope this day is kind to you.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. You are very special people.