Father's Day is coming
If you are like me, you find your Dad ridiculously hard to buy for. My Dad has always just bought whatever he wanted or needed for himself. Leaving little for us to choose from. But that’s sorta how Dads are, right? Pragmatic, no-nonsense, reliable, predictable. At least that’s how mine is.
This year, I am at a total loss. As my Father ages, he requires less and less “stuff”. He enjoys a good meal and an afternoon activity. But, gone are the days where a tie and some golf balls will do the trick. He rarely indulges in a beer these days and there is no lawn to mow, no job to unwind from. He’s truly happy being retired. And with happiness comes contentment with what you already have. This is what we all strive for. BUT… it makes him super hard to buy for.
I’ve considered Storyworth and 23andme. And both would be amazing gifts for A Dad but not MY Dad. He has a healthy distrust of companies that use your DNA and I just don’t think he would keep up with the Storyworth writing prompts. Not to mention, its like giving your Dad actual homework. Its great in theory but not in practice.
Acupuncture makes a great gift for a Dad that has everything. But guess what…. My Dad already gets acupuncture.
Spending more time with my Dad is the gift we both really want. And I’m glad I have the opportunity to do that. I’m lucky that he is still alive and that despite living in Florida, he spends his summers in NH to be closer to us.
I’m unclear what I will end up getting him but I am happy that I have a day to celebrate him.
I wish all of you a Peaceful Father’s Day- however you choose to spend it.
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