Father’s Day is Coming
And I have no elaborate gifts. The fathers in my life don’t need them. My dad is 91 and loves ice cream and cookies. Guess what I’ll be buying? Yep, cookies and a nice card.
Handsome is incredibly independent and buys stuff all the time. I have to cut his buying off in September so he won’t be duplicating at Christmas. I’m giving him his favorite treat, tiny Reeses cups, an inexpensive shirt, and a card.
What we really like to do is gather the boys, our girl, and walk to our favorite donut store (don’t laugh! Handsome LOVES donuts) with the dogs while the temp is cool outside. The walk gives us a special time on a special day to share and be together. We don’t need a huge meal. Just a treat of donuts.
We’ve never been about expensive gifts on our anniversary. Heck, most of the time when the guys were small, we had PTA or a sport to attend. We’d somehow manage to squeeze in a burger or Mexican food date and make a small toast over a glass of Coke.
And that was perfectly fine.
Honoring someone isn’t all about the gifts. It’s being with that person.