The countdown to Father’s Day has begun. This is the day when even if the man in your life doesn’t want to be feted and fawned over, you do it anyway. My husband is one of those men who is the first to protest any grand gestures that show our family’s utter appreciation and love for him. But each Father’s Day when we plant wet, sloppy kisses all over his face and shower him with affection, I know he revels in his chosen role as a dad. If you’re looking to bestow the father of your kids with a little extra TLC this Father’s Day a great Father’s Day gift would be an interview, aka 13 Questions Kids Can Ask Their Dad This Father’s Day – which would be a great way for kids to bond with dads and hear the stories of those who came before them.
With so many parents claiming their relationship with child is all about “do this”, “don’t do that”, “we’re late”, “I love you, now go to bed! There’s very little storytelling going on these days. That means family memories and the previous generation’s life lessons aren’t being passed along as often as they used to be. This seems to be causing a loss of wisdom between the generations.
Maybe the child makes Dad’s breakfast and then turns on a recorder as (s)he asks some questions. The interview experience could be the gift itself, or the interview could be done a few weeks before Father’s Day so the child could turn it into a book, a story with drawings or just a drawing, depending on the age and interest level of the child.
This gift allows family history to be passed along, and as a result the child learns where he comes from, what it was like to be young a thousand years ago, and what part of him or her is like his or her father or grandfather etc.
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