The handy man. The grill master. The golf pro. The sci-fi extraordinaire. No matter what type of dad he is, we bet he’s pretty awesome. And for that, he deserves a day that is just as awesome as he is! Unfortunately, Father’s Day might look a little different now with social distancing measures still in place due to COVID-19. However, there are still things you can do to make Dad feel extra special.
Tackle the Honey-Do List Yourself
We’re pretty sure every dad has a honey-do list, or a list of tasks around the house, that’s a mile long. Try to pick a few things from the list that you can do to help out. Whether it’s hanging a shelf, changing out the lightbulbs or cleaning the pool, every little task helps!
Let Him Watch Sports … All Day
This one is tough. We know this can seem like a big sacrifice for the rest of the family, but one day of any sports he wants is the least you can do! Does he have every Master’s tournament recorded? Time for a marathon. Are you able to track down the broadcast of when his favorite team won the Super Bowl? Put it on. Is he into the marble races and cornhole championships that sports channels are showing right now? Let him enjoy this time of quirky sports in peace. Every dad needs a little “me time,” and nothing grants that wish more than letting him have complete control of the remote.
Dress Up Like Dad Day
This one is fun for the whole family! Have everyone raid his closet and pick pieces that are classic looks of his. Once everyone thinks they have the best “dad” look, put on a show and have him pick who was spot-on. The competition aspect will bring out everybody’s A-game and he’ll love seeing everyone’s interpretation of him.
Take Over the Tongs
When going out to eat isn’t the main option right now, the next best thing is a gourmet meal at home. But who usually gets stuck on grill duty? Dad. Now it’s time to show him that all those years of you watching and learning have paid off. Grab the tongs and some great cuts of meat, fire up the grill and make a mouth-watering meal that everyone can enjoy – even if Dad has to supervise a little bit.
Have a Day of “Yes”
Does he want to create a temporary putt-putt course in the backyard, look at pictures of him and his friends from high school or simply just an hour to himself to lounge in the pool? No matter the ask, the answer is yes! Make him feel like the king he is for the entire day. Sometimes it doesn’t take over-the-top gifts to make him happy. Instead, he will appreciate the thought you put in to make this day exactly what he wanted.
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