Our family isn’t big on purchased gifts, so my husband will not be getting the proverbial new tie for Father’s Day this weekend. Instead, we’ll be making our now-traditional Father’s Day Top 10.
I started this in 2010, when our girls were 17 months old. (How I wish I’d done it in 2009, when they were infants…but I wasn’t brave enough then to whip out the finger paint!)
The girls choose what color they’d like to use for their hand print, and these days, they sign their names, too. Then we work on a one-of-a-kind list, citing the Top 10 Reasons We Have the Best Daddy in the World.
This list is from 2010, and it includes things pertinent to that year, like “you make sure there is always more room for dirty diapers,” and, “you give the best shoulder rides.”
This year, the girls came up with things like, “you are the master of Jenga,” and, “you showed us how to milk a goat” [long story].
In addition to this piece for our family scrapbook, I came up with an idea for a fun picture gift, too.
I drew these conversation bubbles and directed the girls to fill them in. They thought this was some kind of fun! And tomorrow, on Father’s Day, I plan to get one of them holding these signs, with their daddy in between them. I see the birth of a new tradition!
What are your plans for Father’s Day? Any traditions at your house?
MandyE is mom to five-year old fraternal twin girls. She blogs about their adventures, and her journey through motherhood, at Twin Trials and Triumphs.