I know I’ve said before that Mother’s Day isn’t a big deal for me. Father’s Day is kind of the same way for Matt. He likes to play golf in the morning and then comes home to spend time with us. Spending time together is the best way to celebrate these special days.
We do have a Father’s Day tradition that is pretty simple and low key but is loved by the whole family. It usually costs less than $10.
We buy a Daddy book.
A “daddy book” is any picture book about a Daddy. Pretty simple, right? It’s a nice way to add to our book collection and it’s a gift Matt shares with the girls. To commemorate the year, I write the year on the inside cover.
Usually the week before Father’s Day I’ll take the girls to the bookstore to choose a book. We only buy 1 book, not one per daughter. The main reason for that is because it makes them discuss and decide what book they want to buy. Even though they are only 3 and 4 they are quite capable of coming to an agreement. And deciding on a book? Takes a lot of teamwork. (You can find tips to help them come to an agreement in this post about teaching siblings to work together to connect.)
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Here are the books we’ve picked over the years:
2008: My Daddy and I
2009: Daddy and Me
2010: Daddy Hugs
2011: Daddy Kisses
2012: I Love You, Daddy
2013: I Love My Daddy
2014: Kisses For Daddy
2015: When Dads Don’t Grow Up
I can’t wait to see what they pick this year. Check out my Instagram feed and I’ll keep you posted.
Click here to read about our Mother’s Day tradition
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