I noticed over Mother’s Day that many Moms were writing and blogging about what they really wanted for Mother’s Day. Most said that they just wanted some time to themselves, like this awesome video.
So much of the internet was taken up by Mother’s Day, but here it is a week before Father’s Day, and I’m not reading much about what Dad’s really want for their day. Sure, I see lots of great Father’s Day crafts, and who doesn’t LOVE another construction paper tie?
But what do Dad’s really want to do for their special day?
So, I asked a few Dads that I know what they REALLY wanted for their special day.
You might be surprised.
Bring On the Bacon!
“Real Dads just want Bacon. I know that seems cliché and simple, but it’s more about what it represents than it is about the bacon itself. I’m kind of a traditional, vanilla ice-cream kind of guy. A lot of my days kind of run together, and that’s okay for the most part. I love my life, but it’s nice to have your family do something out of the ordinary, something specifically for you. I’m a sentimental man and becoming a father does something to a guy and while before I became a dad, I might have told you I wanted a new smart phone or new sports equipment, now I truly value the sentimental efforts of my wife and kids to tell me they love me. Each “real Dad” might be a little different, but bacon is something I love and don’t get much of. I know it’s for me or my boys when I smell bacon wafting from the kitchen. Little, novel expressions of thanks throughout the day, or a date night with my wife that I don’t have to plan or make arrangements for, go a long way for me.” -Andy Smithson, Tru Parenting
“The thing that I’m looking forward to most about Fathers’ Day is spending time with my wife and baby son and going out somewhere nice. Last year, we went out for lunch and then on to a local pottery shop where we decorated some plates and mugs with footprints of our son, who was only two months old at the time. With working full-time, I really value family time at the weekends and it’s great fun being able to go new places with our son as he grows and develops more and more. I’m not sure what’s lined up for this Fathers’ Day, but I’m looking forward to it!”” – Jonathan, Dad’s The Way I Like It
“This might sound bad, but I really want some time to myself. I work all week long then come home to my wife and kids, but I hardly ever find time to just myself. I’d love to have a big breakfast with my family then some time to goof off. I want to play some video games, check some things off my list, then top it off with a good steak dinner with my wife and kids. That’s a perfect day for me.” -A family friend
A Quiet Day
“For Father’s Day I don’t really expect anything big or grand, but a nice quiet day (or evening, if I have to work). Often life in and outside of work can be very hectic and stressful that sometimes it can be something very simple that can be special, just taking a step back and leave life’s blazing speed at least for a short while and appreciate the family. And maybe a nice lunch. Or dinner ” -Alex, Glittering Muffins
“I’d really love to take my boys to the ball game, just me and them. Going to the game was one of my favorite things to do with my Dad, but I haven’t really taken the time to do it with my boys yet. I know that the day is supposed to be about me, but sharing this experience with my boys would make my day awesome.” -A family friend
I love how each Dad has his idea of a perfect day. Which makes me wonder….What does the Man in your life want to do for his Day? If you don’t know…ask him, his answer might surprise you.
What does my husband want? All he asked for was dinner at his favorite restaurant and ice cream after. He’s a easy man to please 🙂