Make Father's Day Special
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Listen. Set aside some time and let the kids know that you’re available to listen to anything they have to say on any topic at all. Give advice only if they ask for it.
Visit or call or write your own father to wish him a happy Father’s Day. If he’s not alive, spend some time telling your kids about him.
Write the kids a thank-you card – not for the gifts, but just for being. After all, you wouldn’t be a father without them.
Let them meet the secret you. Tell them something about yourself that they’ve never heard before – could be a favorite place or a secret dream you had as a kid.
Best of all: Do absolutely nothing. Spend a completely unstructured day with the kids doing exactly what they want to do. Ignore the distractions of the phone, e-mail, bills, work and errands and focus completely on them. Top off the day with an ice-cream sundae.