Shopping for Daddy

In one phrase: it’s hell.

My dad is happy with a gift card to Barnes and Noble™. DONE!!! My father-in-law? Cooking stuff. DONE!! But Hubby? He doesn’t want anything. He has stacks of gifts still in boxes for which he has no use. One year, I gave him a miniature Stonehenge for his desk. It’s in a drawer, along with the Leonardo Da Vinci 3D Vitruvian Man. Oh, and yesterday I found his stash of plush microbes.

Yes, he has some of those. He is a pathologist, after all!

It’s sweet that he always tells us he doesn’t want anything, but it’s difficult to make Father’s Day special for him. This summer he was invited to return to Hungary to a medical school there, and I’m seriously thinking of packing him up and screaming “HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!!” as he passes through TSA checkpoints. It would be a lot simpler!!

What are y’all’s plans for the dads in your life?

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19 responses to “Shopping for Daddy

  • Guy S

    The father in law is easy…anything having to do with the Cubs or “da Bears”…and perhaps a good steak for dinner. I guess Dad is “easy” too…just go and pay him a visit (perhaps having a cigar or a shot of scotch, while there as well). As he is always “just over my shoulder”, metaphysically speaking, it is easy to “talk with him” at just about anytime you would want to.

    As for me, well….these days … and this may be where your hubby is at…just knowing the family is safe, secure, growing up healthy and strong (the kids), and all is relatively right in “his world”, is probably the best father’s day gift he could ask for. He has the love and respect of the woman he cherishes … can’t ask for more than that!

    Perhaps toss a clove or two of garlic in his bags/clothing…to help keep the vampires away…after all, Transilvania was once a province fo Hungary!

  • RabidAlien

    Lost my father to cancer three years ago this month. Lost my wife’s father to a heart attack four years ago this coming September. We’ll probably end up getting together with the rest of MrsAlien’s family for lunch somewhere. And I don’t need anything for Fathers Day, either (although an Amazon gift card wouldnt be wasted…)

    • LC Aggie Sith

      Hope they treat you like a king!

      • RabidAlien

        Heh. Last year, I spent a good portion of Fathers’ Day scrubbing the walls in the stairwell of my sister’s house, after the (then) 2 year old daughter decided that it was a much better place to use the felt-tip marker than the teeny tiny 8×11 piece of paper she had. *sigh* Got a coffee mug, too…had to start drinking coffee to use it.

  • LC LtC

    I’m now Senior Dad, so at last I’m on the honoree list.

    If the girls give me a couple hours at a favorite restaurant, lots of Tex Mex and laughter, that’s as good as it can get. I like that it’s their idea.

  • katiepede

    I got my friend a cuddly black death molecule for her birthday…. she loved it 🙂

  • Reiuxcat

    Before he get’s away, give him an evening and night to remember.

  • The Real Dave

    I will gladly take a gift card to Barnes & Noble.
    And a professional massage.

  • Anjin

    True Story:

    I once got a couple of syringes from a doctor friend of mine. Got a huge ripe watermelon. Got some decent vodka. Injected the Vodka into the huge ass watermelon. Left in on the front porch in a cooler with ice, with a happy father’s day note. I blamed it on my brother.

    Too funny, but I guess you had to be there.

  • Nomstress

    Dad is about as predictable as heat in TX! We will be going to get fried shrimp…probably down at some little known shack that looks like a public health hazard. 😀 But the food will be AWESOME!!!

  • The Queen

    Since Buttercup will be gone for FD, we will do it this week. She is getting him a new Swiss Army knife and making “taco night” for supper.

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