Every year Father's day rolls around and we wonder what to get dad, what to do for him, and how to make this Father’s Day the best one yet.
We look online, we look in stores, we look into restaurants, shows, ball games, trying to figure out how to wow dad with some perfection.
But as it turns out, most dads don't want stuff. The want quality time—either relaxing, going out to dinner or enjoying a barbeque with the family.
Take notes mammas, because these are the things dads truly want on Father's Day:
Buck S. of Sleepy Holow Manor, Dad to Ayla & Ellis:
For me it's a perfect mix of alone time and family time. My most enjoyable past Father's Day have been sleeping in late, heading to the Ritz for a couple hours of massage / gym / sauna, then meeting up with the wife and kids for a nice, relaxing (as much as it can be with two maniac kids) lunch. Yup, that sounds pretty nice.
Simon S. of Dobbs Ferry, Dad to Ethan:
In a word: Relaxation.
Get up, go for a long walk, hang out with Gwenn and Ethan, BBQ brunch in the back yard with family and then (alone time) watch the US Open final round back 9 with a couple of cold beers and a few snacks.
Ron C. of Irvington:
Start the morning with a kiss from each of my three girls. Then BBQ with extended family at our house. Or brunch at a fancy restaurant on the water somewhere.
Michael S. of Tarrytown, Dad to Matty and Luke:
Its all alone time! Who cares about the kids! Lol
The us open is on watch that, spend some time with the kids (and wife), BBQ'ing and Carvel ice cream cake!
Jared K. of Hartsdale, Dad to Addison:
I'll throw in an early round of golf with some friends but I'm with Michael S. on this one...cookie puss, BBQ and some quality local beer!
Brad E. of Tarrytown, Dad to Max and Wills:
This is a tough one! I'd have my wife and the boys take me to Ihop for some pancakes and then take max in the pool and watch him attempt to doggy paddle with a little help from dad. A typical Sunday I suppose.
Zak Y. of Irvington, Dad to Haley and Max:
I have to say that my ideal Father's Day would include my Dad but that's not happening :
I am planning on going fishing by myself for an hour or two—peace and quiet! and then the rest of the day I'll spend with the family and go out for a nice meal and do something outside, like central park or the botanical garden.
So, as one of my dad friends pointed out, after seeing the common thread of replies, as a breed dads are a simple bunch. Stock your fridge with some quality beer and your grill with some delicious meats to barbeque. Seems like you can’t go wrong!
Happy Father’s Day to Dads everywhere. And an extra special Father’s Day to a man who continually inspires me, encourages me, has faith in me, and makes me feel so proud to be able to call him my dad. I love you Dad.