Fredericksburg Parent

June 2015

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16 Fredericksburg Parent and Family • June 2015 " A Day for Dad: By kimBerly Blaker Video SurpriSe – make a "World's Best Dad" video that he'll treasure for years to come. Put on your brainstorming cap for your own ideas, or try some of these. On videotape, share special memories of your dad, sing to him, read him a poem or do skits. Get the whole family involved and con- duct interviews with each other with Dad as the main topic. Be sure to let him know just how much he means to you. It doesn't matter who my father was; it mat- ters who I remember he was. - Anne Sexton " Make this Father's Day One to Remember F athers play a significant part in children's lives. They influence children's self-esteem and school perfor- mance, are important role models, and, among other meaningful roles, make fun-loving playmates. Father's Day is just around the corner, so don't be caught scrambling for the perfect way to show you care. Try some of these ideas, and make it a special day just for Dad that both of you will enjoy. King For the day – it isn't every day that dad is waited on hand and foot. Offer to be his loyal servant for the day, and bring him coffee and toast in bed; fetch his newspaper; lay out his clothes, bath towel and mat; be host or hostess and serve his beverages and snacks; clean up after him and anything else to give him the royal treatment. togetherneSS taKeS two – Has your dad been putting off the dreaded task of clean- ing out the attic, basement or garage? Give him a gift of shelving materials and brackets, wall racks and ceiling hooks, and storage crates. Then spend the day helping him to get it organized while catching up on old times. SportS BuFF'S SurpriSe – Take your dad for a sporting good time. Play a game of golf, tennis, or basketball, go fishing at the river's edge, or enjoy a paddle around a lake. if being a spectator is his thing, purchase tickets to his favorite sport- ing event such as a baseball or soccer game, boxing match, or auto race.

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