Father’s Day will be here in a couple of weeks, believe it or not. Most dads think of Father’s Day one-dimensionally. We tend to look forward to kicking back, enjoying a few guilt-free hours watching The US Open on television, a nice card or two, a needless tie, and maybe a day off when it comes to active parenting by not policing the drama that goes on around the house.
But the foundational idea of Father’s Day is that of celebrating the relationship, not catering to the dad. We are dads so that we can do dad things that mean something, and we have the best celebrations when stuff happens that draws us closer to our kids.
With that in mind, consider setting the agenda for Father’s Day this year and actually putting some ideas out there that will help solidify the bonds between you and your children. Here are 10 things you should ask your kids for this Dad’s Day. And you can add an 11th – the outstanding movie Courageous.
Huddle up with your kids tonight and say: “For Father’s Day, I want ____.”