Being a father is its own reward. But sometimes other rewards are nice, too. That’s why we’ve put together this list of small, nice things you can do for husbands and fathers. We’re not talking about spending money rather, we mean making little gestures to make Father’s Day that much better. Like giving them a little bit of extra sleep. Or buying the fancy lunch meats they love but won’t splurge on. Or setting up a ridiculous roughhousing ring so they can have all the fun of flinging the kids around with none of the work. Any of those will do. Father’s Day may mean different things to different dads, but there’s something on this list that nearly every father will appreciate. Because at the end of the day, it’s the little things that matter.
Small, Nice Things to Do for Dads This Father’s Day….
1. LET HIM SLEEP IN. LATE. LIKE, UNTIL 8.30AM.
2. After he wakes up, bring him some coffee and give him 15 minutes of time to mindlessly scroll through his iPad.
3. NO TO-DO LISTS FOR THE ENTIRE DAY. 4. Let him pick the menu for dinner.
5. WRITE A NICE NOTE TELLING HIM HOW MUCH YOU LOVE HIM, AND WHY HE’S SUCH A GREAT DAD. BE SAPPY. IT WORKS.
6. Just show appreciation for his hard work — either at work or at home. And do it in front of someone else.
7. TAKE A FAMILY DRIVE TO A PLACE NEARBY THAT HE’S WANTED TO VISIT BUT EVERYONE ELSE THINKS WILL BE BORING.
8. Have a six-pack of his favourite beer waiting in the fridge. If he doesn’t dig beer, sub in wine, ice cream, cheese, or whatever his thing is.
9. BUY HIM NEW UNDERWEAR. HE WILL NOT BUY IT HIMSELF AND PROBABLY NEEDS IT. IT DOES NOT, HOWEVER, COUNT AS A REAL GIFT. JUST A THOUGHTFUL PURCHASE.
10. Does he love roughhousing with the kids? Set up a wrestling room. Lay out all the foam weapons. Arrange the pillows into a ring. Let them go nuts.
11. NO CHORES, ALL DAY, NONE. 12. Accomplish Sunday’s chores on Saturday so that he can truly have a day without any unfinished tasks lingering in the back of his mind.
13. LET HIM PICK THE MOVIE, WHETHER YOU’RE GOING OUT OR STAYING IN.
14. Have the kids draw a superhero comic starring dad. Have them give him cool powers that match his everyday heroics, like his ability to find monsters under the bed or make amazing nachos.
15. IF HE LEAVES THE HOUSE AND THEN COMES BACK, HAVE THE KIDS RUN UP TO HIM AND GREET HIM WITH BIG HUGS. FEW THINGS ARE BETTER THAN HAVING YOUR KIDS BE EXCITED ABOUT YOUR ARRIVAL.
16.bIf he’s into public displays of affection, post something on social media about how great a dad he is along with your favourite photo of him. Tag him in it. Rack up all the likes.
17. GIVE HIM A FRAMED PICTURE OF HIM AND THE KIDS THAT YOU LOVE. TELL HIM WHY YOU LOVE IT SO MUCH.
18. Let. Him. Nap. For at least an hour. If he snores, let him snore. If he falls asleep watching TV with the kids, take them somewhere else so he can nap in peace.