I pretty much failed at Father's Day this year. If you ask B, he'll said it was fine, and he doesn't need much. But, I love holidays, I love doing things for people and I generally just planned poorly this Father's Day.
Actually, I thought it was the next weekend.
It wasn't until Friday I realized my mistake.
I think I added too much pressure on myself because B did such a good job at Mother's Day this year.
I woke up when I overheard the Bambinos on the monitor, and almost asked B to get up, I was seriously sleep deprived all week getting our house ready...and then I remembered what day it was.
I almost asked B to get up and let me sleep in on Father's Day.
I got up and gave each Bambino a different colored pen so they could draw in B's card....the card I'd picked up just the day before.
Then, I put the Lowe's gift card I'd picked up on Saturday (are we seeing a pattern here?!) in the card and gave that to one child while I gave a chocolate bacon lollipop to the other child. I opened our bedroom door to let them give the gifts to their Daddy and followed with day old doughnuts left over from family pictures the morning before.
Fail #3. Day-old doughnuts?! It was supposed to be funny. No one ate them. And B didn't get the joke.
I suggested Kona Kitchen for breakfast and thankfully B agreed.
Fail #4. We went to my favorite breakfast place on Father's Day.
On the way to breakfast, I convinced B to look at a couch (HELLELUJAH!) so after a yummy breakfast of Hawaiian Sweet Bread French Toast (me) and their version of Pigs In A Blanket (boyfriend) we were stuffed and headed home. I kept asking what he wanted to do with the day, and the only thing he came up with was go to the park or something low-key. How cute is that? ! He could have said anything and he picked something simple like the park.
But first, B suggested we stop by my dad's work so we could wish him a Happy Father's Day and then we looked at a couch at World Market. We decided to keep looking but at least B's agreeing to look, I've been trying to convince him for months that we need to get a new one so this was huge.
Back at home, I finished planting the flowers I started planting the day before. Somehow, Boyfriend ended up raking up all our beauty bark.
#5. He ended up doing yard work.
I tried stopping him; I told him he should be sitting in the hammock relaxing with a beer, but he pointed out that the hammock is broken and we don't have beer.
Fail #6. Isn't it un-American to be without beer on Father's Day? That's like a dad-right or something.
After yardwork, we went to (where else?) Doofer's for dinner. That was his choice.
After the Bambinos were tucked into bed, we cuddled on the couch and decided not to watch a movie because we'd both fall asleep so we were lame and flipped through the TV channels until it was bed time.
All in all, I'm sure B would say he was ok with the day and he had fun, and all that really matters is that he was with his family, but I know I can do better. He's the most amazing dad; he deserves to be spoiled. I feel like Dad's get one day the whole year and I didn't spoil him the way I would have liked to. But, I'm still kind of new at this Father's Day thing too, so all I can do is plan better in the coming years.
I just now realized that I didn't hang the Father's Day banner I made for B's first Father's Day and I wanted to recreate the Bambinos mustache pic. (Are those reasons #7 and 8?) Oops!
I really want to start some kind of tradition too. Do you have any kind of Father's Day traditions? Please share in the comments!
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