You should probably thank your dad. Thank him for grudgingly sending you to that liberal arts college and for never putting any of your boyfriends in the hospital. Thank him for not sending you to military school when you totaled his car and only grounding you for a week when you set ping pong balls on fire in the living room. Thank him for cleaning up your messes and teaching you how to clean them up for yourself.
Yes, Father’s Day is upon us and since the best thank-yous involve gifts, we’ve concocted some fast and easy ways to get him something he’ll really like.
Mom’s been pestering him to clean the garage since 2006. Make both parents happy by paying someone to sort, organize, haul, and otherwise fix that unholy mess.
He likes the idea of a lawn, he just doesn’t really enjoy taking care of it. Pay someone to mow, trim, fertilize and anything else grass needs to be happy so that he can check that off his list for another month – and think of you fondly during his thirty guilt-free days.
When the roof springs a leak, he risks life and finally-retired limb to patch it up. Give him more golden years and your mom fewer gray hairs by hiring someone to inspect and fix the roof.
Sure, he enjoys spraying water around, but sometimes a piddly garden hose won’t cut it. The pavement needs a blast and he doesn’t have the water power. Hire a pro to give him some squeaky clean surfaces for Father’s Day.
He despises cleaning the gutters. Abhors it with a virulent passion. What better gift than a card that says, “Here, I just made it so you don’t have to do something you hate.” If only you could manage the same feat with his Monday meeting with Martha in accounting.
Whether you buy him a ginormous flat screen or simply get the one he already has up on the wall, this is a gift that he will adore. Almost as much as he adores all those sportsball games that will now be blasting through the house in high-def color and surround sound. P.S. You may get some glares from Mom.