Skip to content

Happy Father’s Day

Ever since I became a parent, I started to appreciate all the small things my own parents did for me when I was young. Although times have changed and many families have dads that stay at home to be caregivers, typically, dads are the main breadwinner of the family and spend more time in the office than at home. 

My dad fit this cookie cutter completely. He was the epitome of dedication. A quote from Jim Valvano describes fatherhood best: “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person. He believed in me.”

Dads are a pillar of strength and lead by example. They challenge their kids and protect their family. Dads are the best.

Father's Day gift ideas

Spending time together is always the most precious gift you can give your parents. This father’s day, take the time to call your dad and tell him how much he means to you. With the COVID pandemic, it may be hard to arrange for a physical meetup, but make sure to let your dad (and grandpas) know how much they mean to you. Think about their favourite foods and send them a surprise delivery. If your dad loves music, dedicate a song to him.

I always struggled buying the perfect gift for my dad. When I was older, I actually asked him once what the perfect gift from me would be. My dad told me that he doesn’t need any gift because every day that I call him dad is already the best gift I could ever give him. Being a mom now, I truly understand what that means. It is really special being a parent and hearing your own child call you by name is something special. Anyone can call you by your first name, but only a special someone (your children) can call you dad or mom.

Thank you to all the dads in the world!

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Check back tomorrow for a parenting post related to fatherhood.

There are 5 wonderful men in my life that I wanted to say thank you to. My dad, my late father-in-law, my brother, and my brother-in-laws. Last year, I became an aunt and my niece was born just before Father’s Day, so my brother-in-law is celebrating his second Father’s Day this year. 

And to end off this post, I will leave you with a saying from one of my favourite authors, John Green: “The nature of impending fatherhood is that you are doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified while doing it.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.