Practical, Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate Dad

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Mom, child, and Dad

Father’s Day can be a stress for many moms (and kids). Unless your man loves ties and golf tees what does a family do to honor Dad?

I’d like to share some of what we’ve done in the past. Maybe you can use these ideas to kick start some great ideas of your own!

* Years ago I started an album with my kids for Father’s Day. I wanted to build memories not just for now, but for when they are gone. I want him to know he was loved and cherished and to bring back those fun years. So I’d ask fun questions, and I’d write down whatever they said.

How old is Papa? Almost a hundred.  Nope.. I think he’s really old, like ten!
How tall is Papa? A thousand feet tall.  About half a yard.
What color is Papa’s favorite? Blue! Because my favorite color is blue and Papa loves me!
What does Papa do for work? I think he plays games a lot. He goes to restaurants to eat lunch.

* Another thing we’ve done is write letters to him telling how much we love and appreciate who he is and what he does for our family.

* We’ve made coupons for grass cutting, back rubs, car washes, a whole hour with no interruptions, and so on.

* Last year we planned in advance, with his input, and chose to spend the day as a family at a local go-kart racing park. We bought discount coupons long in advance and had a fun time.

* We’ve taken a Mom and kids photo shoot at Wal-Mart and given him a framed picture for his office.

* When he was on the road a lot, I bought an album and filled it with candids of the kids and me at home.  He still has that on his desk!

Father’s Day doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive. It just needs to communicate to the man in your life that he is important and you respect him.

What are you planning for Father’s Day?

Carla Anne Coroy

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.

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