To her, the name of the father was another name for love” – Fanny Fern
Fathers were a God idea. The architect of the universe portrays himself as a father. He also describes himself as love. And love is not just feeling; it is what you do for somebody, not what you just feel about them. This is the best possible way in which I could describe fathers.
Fathers are our universe. Our origin starts with them. They are not only our creators but also those who stand rock-solid in our lives to safeguard us and be the pilot of our dreams with a firm but loving hand- the one every child relies on for all his requirements!
Yes, fathers or father-figures are pillars of their children’s strength, support, and discipline.
They work endlessly in office and home, and yet, try to spend as much time with their children. Their work is endless! Their contribution towards family and welfare of the children should be acknowledged.
When it comes to parenting, mothers mostly take away the cake and all the appreciation. However, behind every successful mom, there is always a silent, strong and caring man who ensures his kids’ well-being and consistent development.
To magnify the spirit of all such fathers and to celebrate the paternal bonding, a special day is observed every year as Father’s day to felicitate the efforts and contributions of all the fathers in the society.
This day is celebrated on different dates in various countries of the world. However, countries like India, USA, UK, Japan, Ireland, Bangladesh, and Pakistan celebrate the special day on the third Sunday of June, which means, father’s day will fall on 16th June for the year 2019.
Now that we know Father’s day is around the corner, let’s take a look at how we can make this day very special for our fathers or father-figures-
Cook Him His Favorite Food- Even if you don’t know how to cook or don’t enjoy cooking, still give it a try for your dad! Check some recipe videos online and get started. You never know that the dish might turn into a masterpiece, and if not, your dad will at least praise your efforts.
Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane-
Looking for some heart-touching moments? Take a stroll down memory lane, seriously! Go to some of your favorite childhood spots and reminisce on the great memories you two shared.
Bond with Dad-
Go to a park or plan a picnic with the whole family to make your dad feel special. You can also go for a hiking trip, fishing, movie date, or maybe a round of golf- whatever makes him happy!
Keep it Simple-
Some dads are really practical and try to keep things simple. For those fathers, you can get something they have been in need for a while- be it a new briefcase, a shirt, smartphone, or a rustic wallet with your family photo already in it- on you!
Compile Some Memories
Try to recollect all your old pictures showcasing special moments, accomplishments and funny side of the family. Already feeling nostalgic? Demonstrate your creative potential and make a handmade scrapbook out of the collection for your dad and he would cherish it forever.
And in case you are not on the creative side, make a digital scrapbook by creating a slideshow presentation, simple!
Whether you call your father pa, dad, daddy, pop or papa- he is the one who has multiple job responsibilities from being emotionally engaged, offering financial support to having influence in child-raising decisions.
So, slow down things and take some time out from your hectic life to celebrate the men placed in your lives who stand by your sides, loves you unconditionally and support you no matter what! Be the reason for their smile, happiness and laughter!
Happy Father’s day to all the super dads out there!