How can I make every day father's day?

What are his favorite things?

Make a list of all his favorite things: photography, family time, fishing, golf, his car, tv, sporting events, rum, steak, etc. After you have made the list, prioritize the list. You can do this with other family members. Once you have prioritized the list, then you can take the number one and number two and maybe number three items and make lists of related ways you can show your love and appreciation.

For example:

Priority 1

His Car

Wash The Car

Vacuum, Clean and Treat Interior

Wax

Have it Detailed

Have it Serviced

Priority 2

Golf

Clean Golf Clubs

Clean & Whiten Shoes

Go to a Driving Range

Buy a new Putter or Club

Go for a Round of Golf

Priority 3

Baseball

Dust and Polish Memorabilia

Organize and Display Keepsakes

Watch a Game w/ Him

Get Tickets for a Game




Personalize your Relationship

Evey dad wants to be REMEMBERED. That is the most important thing.  I look at the little things my son has given me like his hand print and marvel at how time has passed.  I suspect that a lot of other fathers will feel the same way.  My son calls me or IM's me every day.  I cherish that connection.

It is the little things that mean the most to me. Those things are generally inexpensive but take some effort. If my son were to show up and work in the yard for a couple of hours, I would be impressed. If he cleaned my car, I would be grateful. If he mowed my lawn and had me sit in a lawn chair sipping beer, I'd be thrilled.

Mostly I would want to spend the day with him. Just having a laugh and laid back time. That would be ideal for me.

Judge your situation and your Dad and supply him with attention that you know he will like.

Remember all the things your dad has done for You!

Build a memory book  using special events in your lifetime when you depended on your dad.  Good examples are when  you learned to ride a bike, entered a soap box derby, your first day of school, throwing and catching, batting, feeling safe and gaining the courage to do something scary like skiiing, or diving.   The book can be completely hand made with colorful paper or made in a scrap book using drawings, or photos. 

A keepsake like this will mean the world to your dad and will give you and your dad many hours of enjoyment from time to time and you can add to it at different times during the year.  

Guaranteed to be a treasured gift.


What are the 4 best words a dad can hear?

There are a lot of candidates for this one! You might have guessed quite a few things:

I love you dad.

You are the best.

You totally rock dad.

I miss you dad.

I am moving out. (Okay, this might be the runner up).

All of these are wonderful things that every dad wants to hear and sometimes they don't hear it enough.

Pick a phrase that you are going to say to your dad this Father's Day and make a theme for him.

Oh Yeah! I forgot. The BEST 4 words that will make any dad happy are:

I GOT A JOB!


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

A great hub Steveo - brings back great memories for the precious time with our fathers and with our sons. The pictures are great also. :)


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BJBenson 6 years ago from USA

A very nice hub. I hope you have a nice Father's day


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

Oh my - I laughed and cried reading this one, Steve. My own Dad always said he didn't want or need anything - but of course he wanted just the kind of personal remembrances you mention, only things that fit him, of course. He worked very hard as a rancher and farmer, so there wasn't a lot of golf time. He loved to fish, though, and especially loved to read and talk with his closest folks. It was so much fun to be with him that it was easy to please him by being there for him. It was always a mutual "gift" of self, really.

My beloved husband George was a "father" I loved to give gifts to, also - and he always also said he didn't need anything. But he had many interests that were good starters for finding things to please him.

He was so meticulous in choosing gifts for me (and others) that it was only fitting to want to find "just the right thing" for him too. I think perhaps when I made a series of webpages about his Navy WWII days, that may have pleased him as much as anything. I made several other pages about him too but the Navy ones were special. http://nellieanna.com/Navy/geoships.html


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SteveoMc 6 years ago from Pacific NorthWest Author

Billy thanks for the kind words and for reading my hubs, and as always BJ thanks again, Nellie you are sneaky putting that link in the end of your comment, it distracted me for an hour or so. Now I have to go back to your website and visit the rest of your pages. Your visitor book is full. So you better let me know when I can go and sign it.


cosette 6 years ago

a lot of people don't realize that daddies have hearts too and enjoy sentimental and thoughtful gifts. this was a really neat hub!


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

Oh my, Steve! I'd been wondering why I hadn't been getting notices of new guestbook entries in several days!

I had to set it up so that I'm notified & pre-approve entries, due to a seige of spammer types who posted multiple gobbledegoog entries on it & tried to keep it filled with trash over a period of years. I had to be able to prevent it. So there's sometimes a short delay before a legitimate entry appears. I check it daily so it's a short delay.

And thanks to you - now I've archived most of the wanted entries which had filled it up, so I hope you'll visit again & sign it! It does my heart good!! The Directory (or "Site") page gives links to all the pages, and it's linked on all of them.

I deeply appreciate your reminding me to check the guestbook! Sure 'huff - it had reached "full"! ;)


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Dobson 6 years ago from Virginia

I like this and may just conveniently leave it up on the computer for my kids to see and read. Nice job!


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manthy 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

Thanks for the nice hub I believe I have found my answer to my question here.

God Bless


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SteveoMc 6 years ago from Pacific NorthWest Author

Hey manthy, glad you think so, sometimes it is so easy to just try to buy something, but it is the things that can't be bought that really mean something. Thanks for looking at my hub and thanks for your support.

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