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10 Ways to Pamper an "Alpha Male" Dad on Father's Day

While creating this post, it occurred to me that my ideas for pampering my husband on Father’s Day were incredibly stereotypical.

So I would like to preface by saying that my husband and I are equal partners. We both work. We both take care of our daughter and the household together.

But my husband is also an alpha male. And as such, his interests lie in food, sex and sleep.

To be fair, my interests are similar. But I can also be distracted by a piece of jewelry and a spa appointment. Pampering my husband, on the other hand, is a much more confounding chore.

Unless, of course, you keep it RIDICULOUSLY SIMPLE.

Here are 10 ways to successfully pamper an “alpha male dad” on Father’s Day.


  • Make sure he has a clean pair of underwear 1 of 10
    Make sure he has a clean pair of underwear
    Step one. This is a simple but crucial part to a successfully indulgent day.
  • Make him the breakfast he really wants 2 of 10
    Make him the breakfast he really wants
    Skip the eggs, the toast, the orange juice and get right down to business. All the guy really wants is bacon. And more bacon.
  • Buy him a second iPad for the bathroom 3 of 10
    Buy him a second iPad for the bathroom
    I don't want to say too much about this, but never touch an iPad in another person's home — unless they have two of them.
  • Stock the fridge with his favorite foods 4 of 10
    Stock the fridge with his favorite foods
    Every year on my husband's birthday and Father's Day, I stock the fridge with all the foods his doctor tells him not to eat — prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, etc. Bonafide hit every time.
  • Read 5 of 10
    Read
    If you haven't read it already, I highly recommend it. It's horribly written, for sure. But it will do excellent things for your sex life. And your husband will thank me. Promise.
  • Let him have a nap 6 of 10
    Let him have a nap
    As I mentioned previously, alpha men like to eat, sleep and have sex. So take the kids to the playground and let him have some guilt-free shut-eye.
  • Buy him tickets to the sporting event of his choice 7 of 10
    Buy him tickets to the sporting event of his choice
    As an added bonus, tell him he doesn't have to take you. Unless you are a sports fan yourself. I wouldn't know anything about that.
  • Buy yourself a gift 8 of 10
    Buy yourself a gift
    Then tell him that your gift to him is that he is off the hook for your birthday.
  • Hire perfect children to replace your kids for the day 9 of 10
    Hire perfect children to replace your kids for the day
    Or perhaps you can bribe your kids to act like perfect children. Whichever is cheaper.
  • Take care of everything like you usually do 10 of 10
    Take care of everything like you usually do
    Just don't nag him about it until tomorrow.

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