Father’s Day

Sunday is Father’s Day. A day to be grateful for all the guys in our lives who are, or function as, our dads.

Dads, in case you didn’t think you were so important compared to moms, here’s little ego booster:
In her book, Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg says, “Children with involved and loving fathers have higher levels of psychological well-being and better cognitive abilities.”

Not everyone has a dad and dads, like all things mortal, can be taken from us. So this Sunday I invite all people to bask in the warmth of the guy who brings fatherly affection into your life. (My own dad is long gone and I have to lean on substitutes where ever I find them.)

So how about some delightful Father’s Day gifts that you can make in a jiffy. Start with a homemade card. Crayons, markers or just a pencil will do on whatever paper you have. Illustrate or decorate the card. My kids liked to put their own photo in the card and to this day those cards sit on my husband’s desk.

Inside the card share your love and offer Dad a gift of YOU. Here are some ideas.

Dad, I promise to:

Read to you for one hour (or specify a book like Hop on Pop)
Wash your car – or if the child is pretty little, I’ll help wash your car
Make pancakes for breakfast this week
Rub your back
Play a game with you
Go for a hike with you
Feed his goldfish
Walk the dog
Take him to the movies

You can save your ‘extra’ ideas for next year or for Mother’s Day.