Father's Day is a chance to
salute our Dads, and show them our love and appreciation. Why not
make a week of it? Get the family together for some quality
time that's far more meaningful than a new pair of socks.
Mum's been nagging for months, so now it's time to call in
reinforcements. Can you fix it? Yes, you can! Every dad has a to-do
list of odd jobs around the house, and yet somehow there never
seems to be enough time to get them done. There's nothing
quite like teamwork to take the pressure off Dad, so order
"All hands on deck!" and you'll cut through that list in no time.
Grab a hammer and get started - and why not see if you can recruit
Mum to provide refreshments?
Dad's probably in need of new threads, so a family shopping trip is
in order, with the focus squarely on Dad. Go beyond the ubiquitous
socks and boxer shorts, beyond even the stock-standard shirt
that Dad gets every Father's Day, for a real style makeover.
Whether he's a suit-and-tie man or a jeans-and-tee man, it's a
great excuse to update his look.
Who said breakfast has to be a morning meal? Breakfast can last all
day - it can even be bacon for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Put in
your order, we're here to serve. We've put together some great Father's Day breakfast ideas to inspire you
(and the kids!).
the road, Jack
Dad can drive, but you're navigating on this mystery road trip.
Schedule in meals, entertainment, and visits to local points of
interest, or pack a picnic and stop somewhere spontaneous for an
outdoor feast. For a real touch of luxury, organise for Dad to test
drive something smooth and classy like the luxurious BMW X6
xDrive50i featured in our car reviews.
it like Beckham
Dads like watching sports, but this isn't about the televised kind
- it's time to challenge the neighbours/cousins/family/friends to a
football match, a game of cricket, or a spot of touch rugby.
If the weather doesn't lend itself to outdoor pursuits, head to the
local swimming pool for some indoor activity, or check out indoor
sports options in your area, as many places hire out courts on an
hourly basis. Or just clear the dining table and have an
old-fashioned arm-wrestling competition!
Do you remember the time Mum was away and Dad promised to cook
something nutritious - then took you out for pizza and made you
promise not to tell Mum? Today is the day it all comes out! Gather
together for stories around the campfire… Or dinner table. It's
also a day when "Dad jokes" are not only tolerated, but laughed at
with genuine enthusiasm - but for a limited time only, so make the
most of it!
night at the movies
Forget going out - it's time to stay inside and snuggle together on
the sofa as a family. But first, visit the local DVD store, or
trawl through the family collection to find Dad's favourite movie.
Think outside the square for inspiration - maybe a cult classic
like The Princess Bride or something with plenty of action like The
Tale of Despereaux. Gather a feast of snacks and pull up a bean
bag, then settle in for the evening.
As seen in OHbaby!
magazine Issue 6: 2009
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