Every year on Father’s Day I try to show J how very much he is appreciated by the girls and I. Unfortunately, this time of year is marked by a lot of other holidays for our family, not to mention summer, which is vacation season. There never seems to be enough money to pay for the really nice things I’d like to do for him, so I usually have to figure out something cheap.
This year I have come up with a few ideas. I am making him a power point slideshow showing what a great dad he is, featuring pictures of him and his girls. I will make one of his favorite dinners and we will watch it with the girls. The last picture is one of the girls pretending to be Daddy…my oldest is in her Daddy’s coat, and my youngest is carrying his briefcase. They are both wearing “Daddy’s girl” shirts.
I hope he will enjoy seeing our memories flash by, seeing our girls grow up all over again on the screen. I hope he will see what a wonderful male figure he is for them, the inspiration for what they will look for in husbands of their own someday.
For a gift I have bought a plain white T-shirt and will have the girls handprints put on it and write “World’s Greatest Dad” on top. It’s simple, but I hope it will make an impact on the father of my children. What are your plans? Does your husband like a day off for Father’s Day, or do you celebrate with a fun family activity?