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5 Things to Do with My Father

Friday, 03 Dec 2010 02:27 PM

Your father is always there for you, whether you need support, love, or just a shoulder to lean on.  You in turn can contribute a little bit in keeping him happy. It does not take any effort, just a heart full of love and the desire to see that smile on your Dad’s face. There are countless ways to make his day, and here are some:
 Do sweet little nothings: If Dad likes to stay in bed a little longer on the weekend, bring him a cup of his favorite coffee and the morning newspaper. Make a list of eateries that serve his favorite menus. Help him wash the car and mow the lawn.  Play golf, baseball, or tennis some days. In the evenings, sit down with him and read out a portion from a book he likes. Talk to him about your activities. The main motto is to enjoying each other’s company.
Go trekking: Fathers often enjoy the outdoors. If there is a holiday, plan up a hiking or trekking expedition, or even rock climbing. Persuade your Mom to come along, which would double the fun. Go camping and sing around the camp fire.
 Plan a celebration that Dad would love: First thing in the morning, place a vase with his choice of flowers next to his bed and a card, preferably homemade. In the day, help Mom to prepare his favorite food. Get a gift that he can use on a daily basis. Instead of buying one, you can present him a personalized gift, say gift coupons, which can be exchanged for back rubs or taking out the trash. A tool carry case for his car is also a great idea. You can think up of similar things for his birthday gift that he would simply adore.
Keeping in touch: At times, parents and children have little time together. Some Saturday nights can be spared for Dad, when you can sit with him and watch TV, with a little conversation in between. If you are near his workplace and it would not be disruptive, drop in to say hello. Scribble down small messages and paste them on his bathroom mirror or other places where he would notice. If you happen to be in another city, make it a habit to write or call to find out about his health and work.
 Vacations with Dad: Try and have vacations with your father even if they are short. This will not only relax the family, but will also help you spend quality time with your father. Picnics are another way out to make a father happy.

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