Father’s Day 2016

For Father’s Day, the Spouse wanted an Apple Watch. But, you know, I want to be married to a handsome & considerate man. Sadly for us both, we don’t always get what we want.

If, like me, budgetary constraints (as in, I have a very long list of things I want to buy and a Father’s Day gift sits pretty low down) mean you have to get a little creative when it comes to Father’s Day, then I’m here to offer you a couple of suggestions that are fairly easy and cost-free. And I’ve kindly uploaded this a day early to give you some time if you wanted to squeeze it in for 2016!

Last year, the offspring and I did a photo shoot, with a slight twist. Aside from the fact that they say never to work with kids or animals, this was fairly easy (I find that chocolate is a decent enough bribe) and yielded some very cute results:

Yep, that’s my children, dressed up as Daddy. On the left, we have Weekend Daddy, in his standard Saturday attire, of course; and Workday Daddy, on the right, rocking a fetching shirt/tie combo.

If you felt so inclined, you could really push the boat out with this and print/frame your favourite pic. Or, you could do what I did and just show it to him on your phone and stick it on Facebook.

And the out takes (of which there were many):

We also wrote him a little poem:

This weekend it is Father’s Day

A special day to say

How much we love our Daddy

In every single way

We love the way he sings

So very out of tune

And the way he kicks our ball

Almost to the moon

We love his silly voices

All the faces that he makes

How he answers all our questions

With the patience that it takes

We love him when he plays with us

And when he reads us books

But most of all we love

Sleeping in his nook

I surely won’t be winning any literary awards any time soon, but you know what they say, it’s the thought that counts and I think I can probably get away with rolling the same one out for a few years still to come. There’s also something fairly therapeutic about thinking up words that rhyme. Try and keep it clean though, eh!

This year, we created a little iMovie too. Download the app and give it a whirl. It’s fairly simple to use. The hardest thing about this task, was trawling the archives and trying to find enough material to make it look as though the Spouse actually spends time with his children… 😁
Hopefully this will serve as something nice for the offspring to look back on in the future too. And I really enjoyed my little jaunt down memory lane, during my search through the albums.

So there you are, a few suggestions of nice little things you can do for Father’s Day, for free!

In all seriousness though, happy Father’s Day, Nick! You’re fairly inept in every way, but your children utterly adore you and I really couldn’t ask for much more.

(Well, I could, but I won’t get into that on here…)

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