Tomorrow is Father’s Day. That’s the day we honor those father’s and all that they do for us. Yep, they are amazing. Hey, contrary to what the news tells us everyday, the economy is still not flourishing. I listen to those words everyday as I travel the three hours one way to work and I wonder who has money, extra money?
We can still give our fathers a great day. Here are ten very reasonably priced presents we can give him:
1. Breakfast in bed. (Cost, price of breakfast, the same price you would spend anyways. A little pampering is appreciated.)
2. Before breakfast, bring in a pan of hot water and a washcloth. Give his face a wakeup washing, gently now, he’s not all the way awake.
(Cost, a small amount of water, an item added to the regular washing. Loving gesture appreciated).
3. After he eats his breakfast, lead him to his favorite chair and hand him his newspaper. Make sure he has thirty minutes at least uninterrupted
with his reading. (Cost: Quiet time cannot be measured especially if his children are toddler age.)
4. When you look over and see that daddy has fallen back asleep, let him. He’s done reading the paper, gets up every day at four to go to work
almost never gets a nap. (Cost: Zero. Benefit: A less cranky dad.)
5. Get out the lotion and see if he wants a back rub. Yes, use the lotion because we want it to feel good. (Cost: A handful of lotion.)
6. Make him his favorite peanut butter sandwich. Don’t forget the jelly. Present it on a paper plate, he hates dirty dishes. (Cost: You’re mom
already bought the ingredients.)
7. Let him watch, what he wants to watch on TV. No nagging about yard work, housework or daddy work. Even if you detest golf, or any other
sport, he likes it. (Cost: A little extra electricity.)
8. Make him his favorite dinner. Yes, his favorite dinner, not what you think he enjoys, what you know he enjoys. (Cost: Arbitrary, what you
have already incorporated in the grocery price this week).
9. Give your dad a hug, pretend to hear the interesting story he has to tell you. (Cost: A little ear wax.) Remember don’t turn up your Ipod to
drown out his words.
10. Keep a smile on your face all day. No whining, no complaining, no yelling, no hitting your brother or sister, no tattling, and no crying. (Cost:
peace of mind for your father.)
These are some tips that can make a better day for your dad. He works hard to make sure that we are clothed, that we are properly nourished
and that we have all that we need. Most of all a simple I Love You can go a long way!