Question of the Week: Father's Day Ideas


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On Mother’s Day, many families celebrate with breakfast in bed for Mom (made by the kids), homemade cards and flowers planted at school and brought home in a little styrofoam coffee cup, and brunch or dinner at a fancy establishment where there are tablecloths and real silverware. Then Father’s Day rolls around. School’s out, so there won’t be a homemade card from the kids or a gift made in art class. And you don’t see many restaurants offering Father’s Day specials.

What’s your family’s custom for celebrating Father’s Day? How do you show Dad how much he means to you?

Please share your answers and experiences in the comment box below.


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Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom, Secular Franciscan, managing editor for Today's Catholic Teacher magazine and editor at Her three children range in age from high school to young adult, and she enjoys writing, cooking, and reading. Barb is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.

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  1. I don’t know what my family plans for me–the Father. I tend to lean on the practical side. I recently realized I could use have used a better wrench set when I was installing a new sink in the kitchen…I’m also wearing out the last few miles of tred on my shoes (1 of only 3 pairs) and could use a new pair.
    But for Mother’s day, my daughter eschewed the typical Mother’s Day card and decided to make an outdoor stepping stone, and for Mommy’s Birthday, also in the same month, she built a world for her in Minecraft.
    I am surprised and also proud by her desire to use her creativity with the devices and means she has to make things for us, her parents. And I could probably make do with the wrenches I have. (But I will need shoes…and I’d be just as happy grilling a steak).

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