Father’s Day tips to get a “wow” out of Dad

Alana Kopelson (’12)/ Eastside Opinions Editor

June 21st is the special day of the year when fathers are honored.  The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington.  A woman named Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father’s Day while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. 

 

With Father’s Day here, many children may be unsure how to celebrate with their fathers.  So, here are some suggestions for a great day with your Dad that don’t need days of planning.  Making Dad’s  favorite meal will receive great appreciation. Also, make him a thoughtful card by hand instead of going to the store to purchase one.  Think of what he loves best, and then take that idea to plan a family outing in honor of him.  Or, let Dad have a day to himself so he can use his time as he pleases. 

 

Besides making something by hand, there are also a variety of gifts that can make Father’s Day extra special.

For example, for athletic dads looking to stay in shape, the Wii Fit is the perfect present. According to NursingDegree.Net’s WII Fight Fat ?The Ultimate Guide to Weightloss with the WII, Wii boxing burns about eight calories, and the strength trainging game includes “torso twists, the Rowing Squat, Single Leg Twist, lunges, push ups and more.”

For dads interested in style, nicely scented cologne could perk up their special day. Or, a new wallet can replace their beaten up wallet that has been used for too many years now. 

 

No matter how different people celebrate this day, Father’s Day is the one time during the year when Dads need to know that they are appreciated.