Father’s day is a special day. This is just not for fathers, but also for the person who plays the role in our child’s life. It is a day to celebrate that one or multiple people that you consider a father. You don’t need to call him dad, it is just nice to recognize that person.
Kelli Di Domenico of The Children’s Workshop, shared the following ways to celebrate Father’s Day:
- Remove some of the daily pressure: Let him do nothing or what he wants. No deadlines, no chores, whatever he wants to do is fine. Let him relax, maybe golf, watch a movie with no interruptions, or ask him what do you want to do?
- Spend some time together: It is so easy to get side tracked in the day to day. As parents we jump up in the morning get everyone ready and off to school and then go to work. When you get home, everyone just passes each other because dinner needs to get done, sports, homework etc. So take some time and stop and spend the day together. Go for a walk, have a picnic, ride a bike, or just sit at the beach. But – try to get away from the house, distractions and electronics.
- Let dad tell some stories: Not from a book but from his childhood. Things he liked to do with his dad or that special someone. Or make him something that he would love. You can make him a tie, make him breakfast, go out to lunch and build a sandcastle.
- Dad’s day can be any special person who fills that spot. This can be a neighbor, an uncle, a grandfather, a brother, or even a mom who has filled that void. Whoever that special person is take some time to step back and thank them. It doesn’t have to be something that is bought. You can make a special food, a card, take them somewhere, or just call that person and say thank you.