It's hard to believe that June is nearly upon us. Of course, that means Father's Day is just around the corner, falling on Sunday June 15 this year. This is a special Father's Day for me, since it's the first since my son was born. I am certainly proud of my little guy and happy to be "honored", but the past 9 months have really given me a new appreciation for my own dad.
Although I've just gotten started, I already know it's not an easy job. One of the biggest challenges I've found is is managing time effectively. Similar to me, my dad ran his own business, which provided some flexibility but also meant he was never done with work. Yet he still somehow always found time to run his construction business, take our family on vacation, ski in New Hampshire nearly every other winter weekend, play catch with us in the driveway, coach soccer and baseball teams, run the youth soccer program, Nantucket Little League, and Babe Ruth League, put together new toys and inevitably fix those same toys, play tennis and take us to the beach on summer weekends, and so much more. When I think about all my dad did - and still does - for me, it makes me think he must have been crazy to take so much on. However, it also inspires me to want to do everything I can for my own son.
Hopefully, there's a father in your life that's does everything he can to be a great dad. It may be your own father, your grandfather, or husband. We've put together a Father Day Gift Guide with some ideas of what to get him to show your appreciation. Whatever you choose, be sure to spend some time together, call him, or write a note.
Father's Day Gift Guide