Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Father's Day???

OK Blog readers, I need help! (Shocking, right?)

As I am sure you already know, and if you don't please allow this post to serve are your reminder, Father's Day is June 20th. Between moving, trying to unpack, sharing a car (Mike's is in the shop), and taking care of London I have done NOTHING to prepare. Last year it was easy. Mike was deployed, and London was only 3 months old. So we made him a care package containing a bunch of junk food, a card in which I recorded London cooing, and this picture.

This year is not as easy. This year Mike is not being held hostage by the Army deployed thousands of miles away. This time he has all of the major conveniences that the local 7-11 and Walmart can offer. He also gets to see London in all of his toddler into-everything-bad attitude-fit-throwing glory on a daily basis. Sometimes he probably gets to see London a little TOO much. 

I know what the above sign says, but since he was gone last year this is actually Mike's FIRST Father's Day. I want to do something special for him. Of course I could just buy him a gift but I want it to be meaningful. I believe last year I threw an Ipod shuffle into his package and called it his "gift", but really what does an Ipod have to do with being the awesome father that he is? I want something that lets him know that I couldn't have chosen a better Dad for London, even if I tried. I want something that lets him know what an amazing job he is doing at this whole fatherhood thing. And not only is he doing an awesome job, but I want him to know that I notice that he is an amazing Dad. I just want him to know that he is appreciated. 

I am sure you can tell that I am putting a lot of pressure on myself. I mean it is just a day, right? However with all the chaos going on in our lives right now, I would really like to just take one day and celebrate something. 

So what are you doing for your husband on Father's Day? Keep in mind, I will probably be stealing your ideas, so if this bothers you don't comment :)


Lacey Bean said...

We're not celebrating Father's Day yet, but you could do something to show that you care. Get Mike a massage, or take him out somewhere that you might not necessarily love, but that he does. Whether that's to a sporting goods store, movie that he wants to see but you dont, restaurant he loves but you're ok about, etc. Make it all about HIM. :)

Kassandra said...

I help the girls hand make a card for his bday and for father's day. We don't make a big deal out of most holidays, but he loves getting those cards, even if the girls can only scribble mostly.

Sierra said...

I think we will have a fun breakfast then maybe dinner out (red robin?) or have a festive dinner in. Matt said the other week that he would love a bird bath some day, so Scarlett and I will be making him one for his "gift" Here is what it will sort of look like: http://potagergardengirl.wordpress.com/2009/02/07/homemade-bird-bath/ except Matt's will have Scarlett handprints and footprints and I am sure he will LOVE it :o) Maybe get Mike something for the new house or his "man room" to relax with? Not sure how easy it is for London to make something in your curent situation. I am sure you will come up with something great and I can't wait to read all about it!!! Have I mentioned yet that I am so sad you are gone??? Hope it feels good to know your missed! XOXO

R.A.B. said...

What about something with London's handprints or footprints on it, plus a picture of them that you've taken recently. I know there are some great poems about father's if you google them. Below is one I used with my PKers.

The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,

The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,

The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,

Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it ... Dad

Author unknown
Walk A Little Slower
Walk a little slower, Daddy,
Said a little child so small.
I'm following in your footsteps
And I don't want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they are hard to see;
So, walk a little slower, Daddy,
For you are leading me.

Someday when I'm all grown up,
You're what I want to be;
Then I will have a little child
Who'll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right,
And know that I was true;
So walk a little slower, Daddy,
For I must follow you.

R.A.B. said...

okay, something added to my post...starts with 'walk a little slower'

Gwagg said...

Go someplace overnight and enjoy your family with limited interruptions. Birmingham, Montgomery, Atlanta or maybe Orlando cool people live there!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I'm never good with picking gifts for holidays like this. Maybe take him out to a nice breakfast?

Stacie said...

Love the pictures of London, they're so adorable! I'm glad to hear you guys had fun in Vegas too, I definitely want to go :-)

As for Father's day....I agree with everyone else. I bought my dad tickets to a baseball game, if that's any help!

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