Monday 11 May 2015

Gift ideas for the Dad in your life.

Image Credit Mimiliz 

Hi all,

Over the last few weeks the kids have been looking forward to Fathers Day. A dedicated day where the humble dad gets to chill out, enjoy breakfast in be.. WHO AM I KIDDING?

Truth be told, we're ambushed at silly o'clock by the smalls armed with cards lovingly made at school or with Mum's help, told to get up for a present or two then demanded to get the breakfast on, with complaints at bacon or pancakes. Finally when everyone's eaten the presents come out.

With the girls whispers about the day It's made me wonder what gifts I would actually want and what I would give to my father if he was still with us. He was a picky moose, so this could be a challenge compared to me.

We'll start with the old man.
Let's see, you're typical bloke who smoked to much, eat lots of the wrong things and wasn't active enough.
Now many of these things could have been changed over time, but the one of most benefit initially would have been to concentrate on his smoking habits. It's one of the attributions to his passing, 10 years ago many of the products designed to help someone quit smoking were cumbersome and ineffective, only benefiting a smaller amount of people. Thankfully things have changed over the decade with electronic cigarettes becoming a useful tool for those wanting to quit, with some E-Cigs systems having variable contents of Nicotine to help people adjust and eventually quit smoking with far less dangerous chemicals in the process.

Now onto something I caused in part when younger, in one of his "lets get active" moments, Dad bought three cheap mail order bikes out of the paper  many many years ago. They were that cheap they fell apart quickly, new bikes would have been cheaper within a year. So, I would boot his backside and get him a bike, while not a high end model it would be something he could use and enjoy rather than swear about it falling apart if cared for.

Then I would have to guide him into tech by building him a capable computer, but it's main purpose being music creation. He's a Jack of all trades when it comes to his music but never seemed to do much with his clobber once he got out of the gig scene. With the new age of on-line music services available he could have had a far wider audience who could have appreciated his talents around the world, it could have been his second coming so to speak.

Now, Father aside, what would I want from my little trio of monsters, truth be told I don't really know.

If I got the chance it would probably be a relaxing day with nothing much to do and lots of time to do just that would be awesome. Bar sweets, as long as there's sweets of some sort I'll be a happy Dad, a happy Dad indeed.

If I was a lucky I'd hope for some new riding clothes, as long as it's not Lycra. In my shape you'd all need mind bleach, not a good sight you'll all agree.

What do you plan to get your Dad for Fathers day? Share it with us here and I'll add it into the post too.

Paul :)

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