Father’s Day


Happy Father’s Day to all the rad dads out there!

I realize that now I am in charge of supervising gifts from Koa to his Daddy.
This year, Koa actually got his dad something thoughtful, useful, and it will be a surprise.

But going forward it might be hard to get thoughtful gifts each year and I’m sure Koa will inevitably become resigned to giving “traditional” father’s day gifts.
Those useless dumb gifts no dad wants, but every dad gets.

I am pretty certain I only ever got my dad one of two things. Alternating each year he would either get an ashtray or a paperweight.
A paperweight! Isn’t that just a fancy rock?
What kind of stupid gift is a rock?!

Hmmmm, once I might have given him a framed picture of myself.
Kids are so narcissistic.

I don’t know if he used the gifts. And I can’t imagine he ever liked them. But that doesn’t seem to be the point of dad gifts.

I am starting an approved checklist of what can be given to a dad, Koa will get to pick from this list every year if he doesn’t have a better idea:

-A tie (must be ugly)
-A hat (must be ugly)
-A coffee mug
-A pen
-Mixed nuts
-Anything Golf related
-Anything Fishing related
-Anything Barbecue related
-Anything car or boat related
-Socks (must be ugly)
-Camping equipment

Of course, there are extra bonus points if you are certain the gift will never, ever be used. Ever.

What did you used to buy your dad for Father’s Day when you were a kid? Or what terrible gifts have you received as a dad? I need to add to my listing of pre-approved gifts.


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2 Responses to Father’s Day

  1. Mary says:

    Yeah, it seems like dads get the worst gifts. My usual fallback for gifts for my dad was books, especially military history, but I remember when cordless phones came out, somebody gave him one and he thought it was the best thing EVER. He no longer had to get out of his chair to answer some dumb sales call!

  2. Lynn Bee says:

    Amazing! I would have never thought of getting Col. Cole a cordless phone! I probably would have given him an ugly painting of a horse or something….
    But books are a definite “dad” gift! Good one!

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