The Top 8 Things Dads Want for Valentine's Day But Are Afraid to Ask For

I don’t want to get all creepy and Teleflora on you, but I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist to figure out what guys want for Valentine’s Day.

Any day, really. But sure, why not? This day works great for us, too.

Wait. What? Still not sure?

Allow my boys to demonstrate.

Still with me? Awesome.

You could puzzle your noodler over getting the most romantic thing in the world and sure, he’ll be appreciative —  “Aww, a commemorative ice pack to remind me of our first date! Huh? Second? Really? Oh … right. Thanks!” — but you can bet good money that he’ll never be disappointed with a little Business Time.

And that takes us straight to The Top 8 Things Dads Want for Valentine’s Day But Are Afraid to Ask For.

  • Business Time 1 of 8
    Business Time
    Let's just get this out of the way and then we don't have to dwell on it any more. But if it's not clear from above, fine: Valentine's Day, like Wednesday, is great for business time. Moving on.
  • A clue 2 of 8
    A clue
    Do you like flowers? Do you even WANT flowers? I'm pretty good at listening for subtle hints throughout the year, but I think everyone would be much happier if you just put a big red circle around something you want. And then we'll get it for you. Yay for all!
  • A weekend away 3 of 8
    A weekend away
    If he pulls out all the stops and paints the town red for you, a weekend away with the guys is always a nice gesture.
  • Anything game-y 4 of 8
    Anything game-y
    A friend got tickets to a baseball game. Another to a basketball game. Yet another to a hockey game. They were thrilled to go and take their wives and everyone said it was a great date night for all.
  • Duct Tape 5 of 8
    Duct Tape
    Do you have any idea how useful that stuff is?
  • Beer 6 of 8
    I'm no longer a drinker but most of my guy friends are, and I know more than a few of them would really appreciate a hard-to-find micro-brew or one of those neat regional craft beers they can only get on vacation.
  • Movie night 7 of 8
    Movie night
    Let him pick whatever movie he wants, just so you don't have to listen to him read through all the choices and say stuff like, "You know, Steven Segal is really an under-rated actor, and Killing Force 5,000 sounds like it could be ... artistic?"
  • More Business Time 8 of 8
    More Business Time
    OK, fine. I couldn't resist. He may be a lot classier than I am and never actually say it, but you can never go wrong with Business Time.

Mike Adamick writes at Cry It Out! and does the facepalm.

Main photo: Zazzle
Slideshow photos: Morguefile


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