So ladies, whether you’re a mum, a daughter or granddaughter another year has passed and yes…you got it…its father’s day again! #happyfathersday #father #dad #daddy
So what is the best tonic of getting you through this day? I for one would like it preferably served with ice, a squeeze of lime, or any citrus rind and topped off with Gin for we all know that today, like any other day, we will take care of everything as usual…with an even extra, wider grin or smile!
Now the benefits of drinking Gin are many and there’ll be no doubt that you’ll want to share some of it with your father or with the dad of your children. The question now is how much?
In helping you to answer this, I believe that first and foremost you need to determine what type of father (dad)you have and here are just a few examples.
- You could have the Provider Dad which of course is/was the stereotypical role of a father but times have changed creating the Stay At Home Dad, who manages (bless his heart) or tries to manage the day to day running of the household.
- Is he a Fixer Dad where nothing is ever beyond his skills or knowledge where tears of joy and delight intermingle with tears of despair upon the arrival of a tradesmen’s hefty bill through the post.
How about the Outdoorsman Dad or Super Dad of Sports type who did or is still trying to instil in you the spirit of adventure, the appreciation of nature as well as building up those traits and qualities needed to become a good sportsman/woman.
- There is also the New Dad, (I will cope somehow), the Stepdad (Will they like and appreciate me…I know I’ll give them everything they have every wanted and more), the Single Dad, (I can do this! I can be both mum and dad and do it with enthusiasm and vigour) the Divorced Dad (I’ll try my best to stay in their life and pray that they realise this), the Pal Dad or Strict Dad, the Tech Dad or D’oh Dad, all of whom carry their own weight of responsibilities, values and places in our lives and hearts.
My father, he’s a mixture of some of these and I love him for it. I will today as I know many of will you, pour a generous amount out into two glasses and toast him for being there, toast his health and toast him for simply just being dad. For those dads who would prefer something different, you are in luck for there are many health benefits to be found in beer as well.
So to all of you dad’s out there, here’s to you…in moderation!
First ever free lance writing. Hope it’s ok!
Happy Father’s Day to all dads!
Have brill weekend!