An Un­for­get­table Fa­ther’s Day!

This Fa­ther’s Day there are tons of ways you can let Dad know you care!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - FATHER’S DAY - By Terri Isidro-Cloudas --- Par­

Fa­ther’s Day is tra­di­tion­ally a day of break­fast in bed and care­fully se­lected (but hardly ever worn) ties. Whether it’s his first or his fifth, what can you do to make this Fa­ther’s Day spe­cial? We’ve asked dads what would re­ally make Fa­ther’s Day great, and here’s what they told us:

Elim­i­nate the pres­sure.

What Dad wants most is to have a day free from any pres­sure. Even the pres­sure of hav­ing a “per­fect day”. Dad would re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate no dead­lines, no has­sles, no chores, no hav­ing to fix any­thing, and no rush­ing about on this spe­cial day. Let him re­ally relax so he can en­joy his sec­ond wish . . .

Spend time to­gether.

En­joy­ing each other’s com­pany as a fam­ily in rel­a­tive har­mony seems sim­ple. But it’s so easy to get side­tracked from your time to­gether when you get caught up in cook­ing, tak­ing a quick run to the store, or the temp­ta­tion to fin­ish up a project. Get away from the house if you must, but take this day to fo­cus on spend­ing time to­gether as a fam­ily. Go for a walk, have a pic­nic, lie in a ham­mock to­gether, share sto­ries and dreams to­gether. Now that’s a day Dad will re­ally re­mem­ber!

Make ro­mance.

Fa­ther’s Day is not just a day to cel­e­brate Dad as provider and care­giver for the chil­dren. It’s a day to hon­our your part­ner as your lover and friend. Make him feel spe­cial by telling him how much he means to you - as a part­ner and as the fa­ther to your chil­dren. Give him a sexy sur­prise in the morn­ing or steal a few mo­ments dur­ing the day to show him how much you love him.

Fo­cus on him.

In­stead of plan­ning ev­ery­thing out for him, give him the gift of free­dom and choice. Let him make de­ci­sions about what to do and how to spend the day. If he’s a sports fan, ac­com­pany him to see a favourite team play. Is fish­ing his pas­sion? Even if you’re not so keen on bait, go along with him if he wants you to. If he wants a few hours to him­self, in­dulge him. He de­serves it!

Bring on the praise.

Fa­thers want to be ap­pre­ci­ated. Tell him how much you need him. Show him how you feel by writ­ing him a thank-you note de­tail­ing the ways he con­trib­utes to the fam­ily, how he gives moral and emo­tional sup­port, what makes him a great par­ent and part­ner. If writ­ing is not your forte, con­sider mak­ing a short fam­ily video for him, or mak­ing a big ban­ner in his hon­our. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on ex­trav­a­gant gifts; your grat­i­tude and love are the great­est gifts you can give him this Fa­ther’s Day.

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