Father's day should be about DAD, not so much about the kids. Though, dad should spend time with his kids, the kids should be encouraged to watch/listen/do what dad wants more than dad do what the kids want to do, IMO. I was into heavy metal and rock when I was a teenager, taking my "classical music fan" of a father to one of my concerts would have not been about him at all. That would have been just mean, I think! hahaha
These are nice ideas about bonding with your children but I agree with other commenters that father's day is about dad, not the kids. If this is how dad wants to spend his day, that is great. But I think it's nice to focus on him more.
I've shared this with a friend of mine. There were a few items listed that I am sure he would enjoy doing with his son. I like the idea of writing the son a Thank You. Think I might use that one for Mothers day next year
Great article. I miss the times that we could have spent together. My father was always gone.
6/13/2013 7:32:50 AM
'Top off the day with a sundae' - hmph!!!
6/19/2011 2:28:49 PM
I'm curious if you would have the same suggestions for celebrating Mother's Day. As other posters have said, it's FATHER'S DAY, not KID'S DAY. The kids should be doing things for the dad.
What about bringing DAD breakfast in bed - traditional for Mother's Day. What about taking DAD out for dinner and celebrating not just DAD, but FAMILY? What about making a special gift or card for DAD? What about washing DAD's car,or cutting the grass? What about the kids going to one of DAD's concerts? What about playing a game that DAD likes, or watching a game with him?
Since most families cater to what the kids want every day of the year, it's time to celebrate the parents.
don't just do this on Father's Day. If possible set aside at least 1/2 day a week to devote just to children.
6/14/2008 7:47:02 PM
I liked the article so much, but I find it more useful to be made in vaccations and holidays where dads have to spend more time with their kids after a hard week of work; I see that kids will do nothing that way to celebrate their father's day, instead we celebrate their existance the whole year!
I just watched Charlie Rose's show on Tim Russert, and Tim most obviously loved his dad and knew his dad loved him. Like most fathers of his generation (and many now), Tim's dad expressed his love through what he did, not what he said. I love these suggestions, because they give today's dads ways to express their love for their kids, in words or by other means they may find easier. I send my love and respect to all the dads out there - Happy Fathers Day - you deserve it.
I liked the article but I think the day is supposed to be for DADS, not for kids. This day THEY should do for their Dad. Kids today are too selfish and should also be taught to give as well as to receive. Some of the suggestions are good though and are about just spending time together.
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