With Father’s Day coming up on June 19th, it’s time to start making plans to show your old man how much you appreciate all that he has done for you. There are plenty of gifts that will make his day, and you should buy accordingly. Beyond that, get to work planning a great day now, and ensure he enjoys some quality time with his favorite people.
Golfing – This is a no brainer. Book a tee time now at his favorite course. Extra credit if you can get your grandfather and brother in the foursome. For all the golfing dads out there, there isn’t a much better day than getting in 18 holes with their kids. More than likely, your dad taught you quite a bit about the game of golf, so show him what you’ve learned. Daughters that don’t play can drive the cart for him. Keep his drink full from the cart girl, and split a sandwich after the round. Get a group shot on the 18th green. That’s a keeper.
Fishing – Since fishing is such a relaxing past time, this is a great opportunity to throw a line or two into the water and catch up with your Dad. Whether it’s from a lawn chair with night crawlers, on a bass boat at his secret honey-hole, or off shore hunting a marlin, fishing is an excellent way to spend time together. You bring the bait and the beverages, as well as all the encouragement you can muster. As long as the company is good, who cares what you haul into the boat.
Shooting – Since there isn’t much to hunt this time of year, get out for an afternoon of blowing clay pigeons out of the sky. Guns don’t do any good collecting dust, and Father’s Day is a great time to pull the trigger. You bring the rounds and clean up the shells. Turn it into a competitive game, but let him go first to set the example.
Baseball Game – Another no brainer. And it doesn't have to be a Braves game down at the Ted. Whether it’s a MLB game or a minor league game, the point is to spend an afternoon watching America’s pastime with your dad. Boiled peanuts, hot dogs, and a couple beers should make the afternoon perfect. Hopefully the home team wins, but at the end of the day, who cares…
Dinner – Time permitting, a family dinner should follow any of the above activities. Fire up the grill for his favorite piece of meat, and thank the good Lord for your father’s guidance, wisdom, and love during the prayer. You wouldn't be here without him.
Be sure to get your picture taken together so he’ll have a lasting memory that will look good framed on his desk. Remember, the most important thing is to spend time with your dad to show him how important he is to you. One day you’ll be in his shoes (if you aren’t already), so pay it forward.