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Spending more time with Dad: The best Father’s Day gift
BY RONDA ADDY
Spending time with Dad is one way
to show him how special he is. Here are
some things you can do with Dad for
Sign up for a class and learn something
new. Contact your local community college
or park district to see what fun classes
they off er. You could learn how to cook,
sail or paint. It all depends upon Dad’s
Make a date once a week to play some
sport or work out together. If neither of
you belong to a gym or health club, fi nd
a place you can go to that doesn’t require
a long-term contract like the local YMCA
or park district.
Spas are becoming more popular with
men, so you might want to take Dad to
one. You can sign up for a variety of massages
or other types of treatments.
Have a no-girls-allowed night. Invite
Dad’s friends over to watch a movie or
game or play poker. Make sure you have
plenty of snacks on hand, including chips,
salsa, pizza and drinks. Depending upon
the weather, you could spend the night
Take Dad out once a month for dinner
and a movie. Don’t be afraid to try a different
restaurant each time. If Dad doesn’t
like to go out, fi x him dinner and watch a
movie at home. Give Dad a subscription
to a video store or online service so he can
rent his own movies.
Take a road trip with Dad to see someone
you haven’t seen in a while, check out
some historical sites or just drive around
and see where you wind up. Th ere are
plenty of Web sites to help you select a
destination and a route.
Spend time outdoors with Dad. Sign up
for a white water raft ing, fi shing or canoeing
trip. Go camping or hiking. Visit a
batting cage, play miniature golf or ride
go-carts. See a baseball game, horse race
or auto race. Attend an outdoor concert,
go bowling, visit an arcade or check out a
car or boat show.
Do something for Dad. Detail his car.
Clean out his garage or workspace. Iron
With thousands of charities and causes
to choose from, why not donate to one of
Dad’s favorites? It will mean something to
him and help someone else.
Fulfi ll Dad’s childhood wish or revive an
old tradition. What did the two of you like
to do when you were younger? Did you go
fi shing or check out the zoo? Whatever it
was, do it again.
If these ideas don’t sound appealing, you
can always mix or match ideas or make up
your own, depending upon the interests
you and Dad have in common. You’re only
limited by your creativity (and wallet).