Father's Day Weekend: It's a 3 Day Holiday!
Restaurants, gifts, and barbecue are a few of the most common activities for Father's Day weekend. But there are many ways you can do to mix things up a bit. For example: seeing a movie together or watching a ballgame.
If you live across country and are visiting dad for Father's Day, the most important thing you can do is think of ways to spend the entire weekend, not just the one day celebrating. What I suggest doing is creating an itinerary. This way you'll be able to squeeze in a few extra activities and keep yourself busy while in a different environment.
Here's an example:
Friday: Watch a movie Go to bed Saturday: Barbecue Camp out Sunday: Go to a ball game Eat some hotdogs at the ballpark
Just like the good 'ol days. Besides, the old man is probably getting up there in age, so why shove everything into one day? Let him rest a bit. He's probably not use to all the excitement.
That's something else you can do. Continually jab his humor bone with jokes about his age. He'll love you for it. It's especially great when mom joins in.
If this isn't something you feel up to, for God's sake, at least call him. And don't call collect! For years, Father's Day saw the most collect calls. Please, please don't do that. Well, unless you like to joke with dad a bit.