Ways to make dad feel special

2017-06-20 06:01

FATHER’S Day is traditionally a day of breakfast in bed and carefully selected (but hardly ever worn) ties. Whether it’s his first or his fifth, what can you do to make this Father’s Day special? We’ve asked dads what would really make Father’s Day great, and here’s what they told us:

• Eliminate the pressure. What dad wants most is to have a day free from any pressure. Even the pressure of having a “perfect day”. Dad would really appreciate no deadlines, no hassles, no chores, no having to fix anything, and no rushing about on this special day. Let him really relax so he can enjoy his second wish.

• Spend time together. Enjoying each other’s company as a family in relative harmony seems simple. But it’s so easy to get sidetracked from your time together when you get caught up in cooking, taking a quick run to the store, or the temptation to finish up a project. Get away from the house if you must, but take this day to focus on spending time together as a family. Go for a walk, have a picnic, lie in a hammock together, share stories and dreams together. Now that’s a day dad will really remember.

• Make romance. Father’s Day is not just a day to celebrate dad as provider and caregiver for the children. It’s a day to honour your partner as your lover and friend. Make him feel special by telling him how much he means to you - as a partner and as the father to your children. Give him a sexy surprise in the morning or steal a few moments during the day to show him how much you love him.

• Focus on him. Instead of planning everything out for him, give him the gift of freedom and choice. Let him make decisions about what to do and how to spend the day. If he’s a sports fan, accompany him to see a favourite team play. Is fishing his passion? Even if you’re not so keen on bait, go along with him if he wants you to. If he wants a few hours to himself, indulge him. - Supplied.

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