I am that mom who stays up late the night before Father’s Day trying to come up with cutesy food, activities and ideas to go along with a silly theme for a “surprise” breakfast for dad. When I say silly, I actually mean ridiculous. Take a look at how ridiculous I was last year with my Father’s Day breakfast that I prepared for husband.
Well, I have learned since then. My cute little theme was fun for my children and so were the activities, but weren’t necessarily what my husband always wanted. Let me preface this by saying my kids could give my husband a card that says DAD written in dog poo and my husband would take it with a smile before giving them a big hug. And believe me, I wouldn’t put it past my kids to write with poo. I think most dads would love anything their child made with love, but maybe the dog poo is where you draw the line.
However, there are some gifts, if given the opportunity to choose, most dads would NOT pick. (Though I am sure if your adorable 2-year-old walked up to dad with any of the gifts below he would smile and say, “I LOVE IT, THAT’S JUST WHAT I WANTED.”)
Statistics tell us that moms are celebrated more than dads. Did you know that Americans will spend $14.6 billion on mom but $9.4 billion on dad, according to Blocktalk.com? My husband is an amazing dad, so I truly do want to rise above the corny and cliched gifts and help direct my boys from buying dad another wallet. Here’s what we will not be purchasing:
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