I don’t want a mug or a tie or any more BBQ equipment. Here are the tangible and intangible things I want for Father’s Day:
- Being woken up with cake and presents
- Then being able to turn over and sleep in for a while
- Nice weather for a family bike ride or picnic lunch
- A long phone call with my dad
- A handmade card from my son
- Some sort of Game of Thrones swag
- Some sort of baseball memorabilia
- Star Wars stuff is always good
- Tickets to an upcoming baseball game
- For the Care.com working dad survey, the State of America’s Fathers Report and Boston College’s latest study on work-life for Millennial dads (all released this week) to get tons of media attention
- For the attention on fathers to extend well beyond Father’s Day
- For a few more states to follow the lead of California, New Jersey, Rhode Island and New York in providing paid family leave
- For more private companies to offer paternity leave
- A nice little sales bump for my book, The Working Dad’s Survival Guide! (it makes for a great Father’s Day gift)
- For the following phrases: “Mr. Mom”, “Are you babysitting?”, and “How nice you are giving mom a break” to never be uttered again
- For at-home dads to be accorded the same respect as any other full-time parent
- For working dads to feel the support of their supervisors and coworkers who realize that being a great dad and a great employee are not mutually exclusive
- The lawn to magically mow itself
- For even more dads in the public eye to visibly role-model involved fatherhood
- A nice glass of Rioja
- For Ramsey Bolton to finally get what’s coming to him!!!
What do you want for Father’s Day? let’s discuss in the comments.
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