When people think about father’s day, they usually pictures mothers and their children planning and buying gifts, goodies for their husbands and fathers. Even the T.V and radio stations commercials generally imply that the whole family (mother, father, children, grandparents, etc.) will be celebrating this special day together.
So, what about singles fathers? Who treat them on this day? If you are a single father because you are a widowed or by choice and have the custody/guardianship of your children, and you find yourself far away from your closest relatives, there are several things you can do to indulge yourself. Think all the worthy, rewarding but demanding work you do with your young children, now that you thought about it, you know that you deserve every treat you are planning to give yourself. If you need more ideas on what to do on your special day with your children below you will find some fun ones.
- Outdoors: what a better way to spend your special day than with your children: plan for an outdoor special activity such as going out for a special lunch or dinner, restaurants usually have some treat for fathers on this day. Plan for a visit to a water park, go fishing to a lake, biking or wagon ride, to the park for kite flying (pre-made at home), go to the movie theater, and how about going for an ice cream treat? You and your children will be very happy at the end of the day.
- Indoors: if you are planning a special stay at home day you can play a memory, a puzzle or a board game, play dressing up and dancing, watch a movie, help your children design and put together a picture frame with memorable moments, create an appreciation card, a wallpaper painting, and so forth.
- In the kitchen: plan on cooking a special dish of your preference, a special dessert and involve your children in the process, your children will see you as you are, their hero.
- Remember, you are the special man this day; if you find some help in taking care of your children and find yourself alone, plan a getaway with your friends or go shopping, stores at the mall have good discount for father’s day. For instance, JCPenny is taking $10 off with the purchase of $50 and $15 off with the purchase of $75 or more. However, if you decide that you just want to rest at home, watch T.V. or read a book, enjoy it, you well deserve it. Happy father’s day!
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