Rule Number One
Don’t buy presents for Father’s Day. It just causes you to have to go running around getting something that he may not even need or want. It wastes your time.
Before Mother’s Day this year myÂ husband and I had a conversation about presents for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.Â At the time we were dealing with a newborn who wouldn’t sleep through the night (she still doesn’t) and my mother-in-law who was dying. Presents were the last thing we needed to worry about, so I suggested we get each other nothing. It’s turned out to be a great thing.
For Mother’s Day my husband got to spend much needed time with his mother without feeling guilty that he hadn’t gotten me a present. My step-father made me and my mom a delicious breakfast of eggs benedict with homemade hollondaise that we all go to enjoy as a family as we avoided the restaurants.
Rule Number Two
Rule number 2 on these holidays: No restaurants. They are packed and mostly offer special menus that may or may not be as good as their regular menu. Normally the service isn’t as good either because they are so busy. I’d rather eat a nice meal at home on these occassions.
We do have one caveot to this pact: Cards are accepted and appreciated.Â And anthing homemade is great.
Tomorrow I’ll let my husband sleep in (that’s the greatest present ever) and I’ll have my son help me make breakfast for us to take him in bed as he’s waking up. We’ll lay around most of the day doing whatever we want until dinner rolls around. It’ll be a great day without the worry of having to figure out something to buy for my husband. Words and actions of kindness will be more than enough for us to let him know what a great Dad he really is.