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Hay Dads! Father's Day help
June 18, 2005 | Sandlady

Posted on 06/18/2005 10:41:04 AM PDT by sandlady

My husband and I have 3 children. We are planning to spend family time together tomorrow--a picnic in the park.

Even though he will be thrilled to simply BE with us, my children and I want to give their father a token of our appreciation for the love and support he gave us throughout the year.

I'm looking for ideas--what gift would YOU like for Father's Day?

My husband would love a custom painted chromed-up Harley but I'm looking for something in the $50-200 range. What do Dad's pine for these days? What cool item would you like but would never get for yourself?

Any and all suggestions welcome!

Thanks!!!


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To: Pylon
The only gift I need for Fathers day is to spend it with my beautiful 4 year old daughter. She is the best gift I can ever get.

Sweet. I know what you mean.

51 posted on 06/18/2005 12:38:10 PM PDT by sandlady
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To: sandlady
As I have recently had a son drop out of college, go through drug rehab and then move out of my house because he couldn't live under my authority anymore, I say I'd want to have my child tell me that he appreciated my sacrifice as a father and that he respected my responsibilities to love, instruct, admonish, encourage and to discipline him.

He'd be the prodigal son, if only I'd give him an inheritance to squander.

A simple thank you will suffice; a heart-felt question-and-answer period on 'how is it like to be a father?' would be priceless. No one wants to learn how to be a father from their father, until after they've left their father's house.

My father-in-law once joked, as my first three children toddled around his yard "kids, the screwing you get for the screwing you got." I always laughed reflecting back on that, until this year. Now I wait for the day when my son will reconcile himself to God and to his mother and I.

If you can, have your children express in writing their love to their father, even if it's a simple emailed "I love you." The only communication I have from that oldest son is painful (but necessary) to hold on to; I long for the day when I can blot out his hateful words with words of respect, if not words of love or admiration.

Encourage your children to talk, and to listen, to their father's instruction.

52 posted on 06/18/2005 12:47:08 PM PDT by ReaganCowboy (History books are written by winners.)
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To: sandlady

For my biryhday, my dad gave me a nail driver that uses .22 charges. That thing's a blast.

PS - I'm a dame but I love this stuff!


53 posted on 06/18/2005 12:47:14 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: ReaganCowboy

Tears, Reagan Cowboy. My eldest, also a son, is entering a difficult stage, I fear. I will encourage him to express his love for his dad, and his gratefulness. You're in my thoughts.


54 posted on 06/18/2005 1:03:20 PM PDT by sandlady
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To: mrs. a

You know, he doesn't have a nail gun. Hmm....


55 posted on 06/18/2005 1:08:37 PM PDT by sandlady
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To: ReaganCowboy
Encourage your children to talk, and to listen, to their father's instruction

Great advice, and very similar to what I tell my kids (15 & 17).

I would give anything just to hear my Dad's voice one more time (he passed on 6 years ago).

To me, the greatest gift you can give a father is to be the best person you can be. Ok, that said, hubby got a new trap gun for this Father's Day (just had to have it early though, 'cuz leagues start in May).

56 posted on 06/18/2005 1:14:49 PM PDT by coder2
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To: sandlady

The best Dad's Day gifts cost little or nothing. My family is taking me to lunch tomorrow and I'll have a quiet day with them. That's all I really want - to be surrounded by those who love me.


57 posted on 06/18/2005 1:16:13 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Ah, spring. Such as it is.)
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To: concerned about politics

If you have the good sex and the good food. Why the he** would he need remote control?


58 posted on 06/18/2005 1:22:07 PM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: sandlady

On Father's day.

Tell him that it is so much easier for you when he leaves the toilet seat up.
Tell him that yes Nachos are a major part of the new food pyramid.
See if you can find a remote in the shape of a nekked wimmin.
Have the kids where T shirts that say " we have the world's smartest dad"
Suggest installing an indoor putting green.
Where a man's t shirt to bed, bring a pair of scissors and tell him to open his present. If he is a little clumsy you might want to go get a pair of safety scissors.


59 posted on 06/18/2005 1:28:13 PM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: sandlady

A sincere Thank you is worth more than anything you can ever buy for him.


60 posted on 06/19/2005 8:25:56 AM PDT by B4Ranch ( Report every illegal alien that you meet. Call 866-347-2423, Employers use 888-464-4218)
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To: sandlady
Without looking at any replies, I'll tell you what leaps to my mind. And I'll answer the question as you asked it.

Something personally written, from each family member, expressing what each one thinks makes me a great, indispensable, unique, irreplaceable Dad. And spend some time with me, talking personally.

Dan
Biblical Christianity BLOG

61 posted on 06/19/2005 8:30:12 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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