This year Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 17th!
Cue the “Oh my goodness, Father’s day is next weekend! What should we do with dad?! What should we get for dad?!”
But wait! Before you start going crazy thinking of things to go out and do and gift ideas, consider what dad might want.
Parents.com asked dads what would make their Father’s Day special this year and this is what they said:
A relaxing day without deadlines, hassling, chores, or rushing around.
Time spent together as a family enjoying each other’s company.
A celebration of parenthood between partners, lovers, and caregivers.
Gratitude and love.
Now after hearing that, can you think of a better way to spend Father’s Day than laying low around the house doing things together as a family?
Here are 5 ways to spend your day with Dad around the house.
Picnic on the patio
What dad doesn’t enjoy lighting the grill and cooking up some burgers and dogs for the family? Mix up a batch of lemonade, get some of Dad’s favorite tunes playing, and set up the corn hole boards–it’s time for a picnic.
If there’s any chance of rain, have your picnic indoors. Sure it might not be as enjoyable as a beautiful night on the patio, but if your dad is anything like our dads, it will likely still beat dinner reservations at an expensive restaurant.
Nap in the hammock
If you ask most dads what their idea of relaxation is and they’d probably say “taking a nap”.
You know that hammock in your backyard that doesn’t get much use? Have Dad hop into it and take a snooze for an hour or so. He’ll wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the rest of the day’s activities.
If you don’t have a hammock, a blanket or lawn chair in the grass under a huge shade tree will work too!
Breakfast in bed
Get out of bed a little early and whip up some breakfast for pops. Pancakes, bacon, omelets, home fries, fruit–whatever it is that dad likes, serve it up!
Regardless of whether you’re a good cook or not, it’s the thought that counts.
Storytime in the living room
Gather the family in the living room for some dad storytime. Spend this time reminiscing on all your favorite Dad (or parenthood) memories. He’ll be grateful just to have everyone together and realize how much you love him.
Build in the garage
The garage has a lot of potential for father bonding time.
Whether you’re a young or old kid, you can find something fun to do with dad in the garage. If he’s working on fixing up and old car, give him a hand. If he’s working on a project around the house, he’d probably love your help. Believe it or not, your dad will be pleased with your willingness to do something he likes to do! Happy bonding!
If you’re preparing to move, savor what could be the last family time you have in your current home. If you’ve just moved, this is the perfect way to get settled into your home and begin making new family memories.
If you’re considering buying, start looking for your new home today so you can be moved in and established by next Father’s Day!
From The Redbud Group family to yours, Happy Father’s Day