Fathers are unique. Some dads watch baseball while eating game-time snacks. Other dads work on Wall Street and watch stocks rise and fall over grilled salmon with Béarnaise sauce. Still, most dads, whether they are capable of showing it or not, love their children a great deal.
Maybe you have a great dad, and maybe you didn’t. The point is that Father’s Day is upon us, and if you are celebrating a sober dad or if you are giving the wonderful gift of being a sober dad, here are some terrific ways to spend the day. If there is no sober dad in your life, spend the day with an influential man in your life, one that has made you smile.
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A Day Doing Dad Stuff
What does your dad like to do? Does he like to work in his shop, go fishing, or golf? Is your dad a homebody who prefers to sit at home and watch TV shows?
Spend the day or evening with him doing whatever he likes to do. At least you will be spending precious time with your dad.
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A Personalized Present
Nowadays, they can personalize all types of merchandise to say almost anything. What is your dad’s favorite movie quote, funny slogan he’s known for or his favorite Bible verse?
Maybe a book he’s been wanting to read with a handwritten note inside from you.
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A Full Dad Belly
Cook or bake for your dad. Maybe it’s a whole meal or one dish. So, what if you are not a great chef. Practice one dish and cook that for him. He will love it. Perhaps a special batch of cookies or a cake he loves.
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A Heartfelt Written Word
There is nothing more precious to a parent than a written word from their child letting them know how much they are loved and appreciated. Write your dad a poem. It doesn’t have to be T.S. Eliot. It can be a short poem. It can even be funny. Is your father not the poetry type? Write him a letter. Just sit down and start writing. You may find you have more to say than you realized.
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