It’s Father’s Day Soon I guess
I got an email last week from the good folks at Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors in Chicago, thoughtfully reminding me that this Sunday is Father’s Day. Here are the tips they had for giving dear old dad a great gift:
• Get him what he wants, not what you think he needs
• Be practical
• Consider going in on a gift with your siblings
• Show you actually know what is hobbies are
• Make it personal
Great advice, to be sure, but here’s the thing - at my house, Father’s and Mother’s Day do not beget gifts. Cards, yes. Sincere expressions of love and affection, sure. If celebrated in person, even a hearty hug.
That said, there’s nothing wrong with showing your dad you’re glad he got it on with your mom however many years ago with a little token of your appreciation for not sharing the details.
Keeping in mind the helpful hints above, here’s what I’d get my dad…if I were getting him a gift (because it’s the thought that counts, right Pop?):
(in no particular order, apparently)
No one wants to see your Dad in Tevas.
Because if there’s two things I know about dads, it’s that they love gardening and always have bad backs.
At the risk of making sweeping assumptions about an entire generation (but hey! that’s what they do to us, right?), your dad loves the Beatles. Macca’s headed back out on the road, and from personal experience, I can tell you he never disappoints. Sexually. Just kidding. But I’m guessing not really. I’m sorry.
Why is your dad not watching this show? I don’t know. No, wait, better question - why is all of America not watching this show?? But let’s correct it, starting with your old man.