The First Father’s Day
The days seem to be blurring together and it can be easy to breeze past holidays without making much of a fuss right now. Memorial Day was celebrated socially distant from friends, Mother’s Day seemed to just appear and disappear within the blink of an eye - without the fancy restaurant brunch. Here we are, staring Father’s Day in the eyes. As more businesses and places are reopening, there are potentially more options to help make the day fun, but with a newborn, you may be hesitant to venture out for long.
The beauty in our situation(s) right now is that we are able to slow down and focus on family time. As a man becomes a father for the first time, something incredible changes within him. He views his partner in a new light and his heart expands as he discovers unconditional love. When he holds his child, he turns into the most gentle man.
If this is the first Father’s Day your partner will be celebrating consider taking the day slow and soaking it all in. You can make it special in the most simple of ways.
The First Father’s Day
Let him sleep.
He can catch those zzz’s without interruption. Keep the room dark and sneak out without waking him up. He’ll wake up well-rested and ready to spend the day together.
Feed him well.
Start with a great breakfast spread and keep it flowing all day long. You can pack a picnic-style lunch if you head out to the beach, lake, or park. If you stay at home, opt for a great cheese board with fruits and nuts to keep lunch on the lighter side. Dinner (and dessert) can steal the show by preparing his absolute favorites.
This can be a long walk through the neighborhood or a Crossfit garage workout. Completing a calorie burn together gets the blood flowing, endorphins pumping, and makes you both happy!
If you want to venture out, head somewhere new (like a local brewery or vineyard) after a hike. If you want to stay in, explore your own space and spend some time updating it. You can add some new plants (inside or out), install a water feature, or just work with what you have and make it look great!
You will never have enough pictures of your baby. You’ll also never have enough pictures of your baby with your partner. He will rarely ever ask you to take a picture, so grab the camera and start clicking away.
Choose one gift.
You don’t need to go overboard this year (or ever), but one nice gift will be the icing on the cake this Father’s Day. Think simple like filling his beer fridge with craft beers or order some golf clubs or register for him to join the local gun range. Choose something that he will actually use and appreciate.