It was Father’s day yesterday here in the UK and the first year without my Dad.
As I was looking at cards to get Liam from the children on Saturday, I felt like I was going to cry right there and then right in the middle of the supermarket. I managed to compose myself promptly because quite frankly a woman crying in the middle of the supermarket wouldn’t have been a good look at all.
The past few years whenever it was Father’s day I would spoil my Dad by getting him the soppiest cards going, and put it this way he ended up with a lot of drinking mugs with poems on.
With not being able to do it this year I decided to focus on spoiling Liam instead. I had been thinking about my Dad all day. There’s not one day that goes by that I don’t if I’m honest but on special occasions I always seem to miss him that little bit more. I just didn’t want to spend the day upset – I wanted to celebrate Liam being a Dad and wanted to show him how much we all appreciate him for what he does.
So while we were out on Saturday I found two cards that I really liked and couldn’t choose between them, so I ended up getting both – one from Faith and Wyatt and one from Aurora and Kiiara. I also got him a ‘Mercedes Benz gift set’ and a ‘Grizzly Dad Sweet Pizza’. I was going to make him pancakes in bed too but Aurora decided to be houdini and climb out of her cot first thing yesterday morning. She spent her first night last night in her toddler bed.
It was another early morning because of this but Liam still got his pancakes after we were all up and dressed. My main focus all day was to make sure he had a great day. Plus it kept me busy which really helped not being able to see or speak to my Dad. I got all my Sunday cleaning done with the help of Lisa (Liam’s Sister). She came around to entertain the girls (Aurora was being a madam) so it was hard to get anything done. I let Liam do his own thing, something for him instead of just being a parent all the time (even though that never actually stops). You get the jist of what I mean.
We decided to get a Chinese takeaway. Seeing as how Liam usually cooks, I thought I’d be nice and let him off from cooking duty and there was no way I was cooking! I’d probably burn it knowing me. I’m so out of practice these days. We had a nice glass of red wine and relaxed for the rest of the evening before the peace was shattered by Faith and Wyatt returning from their Dads.
They weren’t that bad last night – they usually come back like bulls in a china shop. We got lucky. They were less bull and more like mellow monkeys this time.
Faith had a surprise for Liam. She made him a picture that said she loves him and ‘Happy Father’s Day’ and put 20p in it for him to put in his money jar. She’s such a cutie sometimes. She had even turned round to him and said she likes to make him happy. I’m really glad that they have such a great bond!
Over all he had a good father’s day which is exactly what I wanted. He has been my rock since I lost my own Dad and he’s great with all the kids too! He even becomes one of them at times. Plus when Mothers Day comes up it will be his turn to spoil me (wink wink). I consider that a win-win situation.
On a more serious note though, I hope all you Daddy’s out there had a great Father’s day and to the ones who’s Dad aren’t around anymore know that they are looking down on you, just like my Dad is with me.
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