It’s just about Father’s Day. Again?!
Excuse me, but didn’t we just have one of those about 12 months ago? I’m sorry, I don’t want to seem uncharitable, but I’d be willing to give up a Mother’s Day now and again (I’m a little iffy about demanding appreciation on one specific day of the year) if we could nix the same numbers of Daddy’s days.
It’s not that I’m ungrateful. Really. I’ll be the first to admit that a good father is worth his weight in platinum, but am I alone in thinking that men are impossible to buy for? I don’t have the faintest idea what to get my husband.
I mean women are easy. I can always think of something to buy a female friend. Clothes for instance. Or jewelry. Or candy. Or perfume, or any of a dozen other girly things. But men–the Mars to our Venus–what do you get them after 30 years of for better or worse? Not clothes…he’s not interested. Definitely not jewelry…he’s not the type. Candy…nope. Scents? He’s allergic.
So we move on to hobbies. He’s got a couple, but honestly, if he’s interested in something he’s probably already purchased everything remotely associated with it.
How about the classics then…watches, billfolds, ties? If he had any more of these we’d have to move out or rent storage space.
So what say you? What are you getting the fathers in your life? Have you ever been inspired with a really terrific idea? Did it work out or was it a flop? Was it a tangible item or was it something more personal? Help me out here. I fear I may be gift challenged.