Do Dads Get a Bum Deal on Father’s Day?

June 14th, 2010


“Just look at this!” DH exclaimed, gazing at the selection of grilling guides artfully arranged in the bookstore in anticipation of Father’s Day .

“You Moms get spa outings and retreats on Mother’s Day! Us Dads? We’re expected to fire up the grill. And now, we can’t even do that right! You Green Moms are telling us we have to learn how to grill green!”

I laughed, but then I reconsidered. Gee, I realized, school’s even out for Father’s Day. No artfully decorated gifts from the kiddos, carefully project-managed by the kids’ teachers. No, it’s all up to the kiddos and/or Mom to figure out how to commemorate Father’s Day.

What do you think? Do we need to reinvent how we celebrate Father’s Day? What are your traditions? And what are your favorite “green gifts” for a green Dad?

I may also update this old post about what Green Dads want for Father’s Day! If you want to be included, leave a comment below or @ me on Twitter @organicmania!

– Lynn

(Note: This is a reprint of a blog post from 2008. Figured it stood the test of time, so I’d re-spin it! What do you think?)

6 Responses to “Do Dads Get a Bum Deal on Father’s Day?”

  1. Sandy on June 14, 2010 10:49 am

    This year, my hubby and the World’s Best Grandpa got a lovely dome tent for Father’s Day. He’s been trying to coerce me into tent camping for 10 years. In the spirit of greening our vacations, I’m going to give in. We might even invite our two little grand-boys along, so they can look at the stars and catch bugs properly.

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  3. Lynn on June 14, 2010 1:47 pm

    Now that’s a GREEN present, Sandy (as long as you don’t drive to the campground in a gas guzzler!!). Love it! I discovered my love of the outdoors thanks to camping trips as a kid.

  4. Jessica Baylor on June 16, 2010 4:07 pm

    Dads do get a bum deal on fathers day. Except mine! I bought him some great eco friendly sandals at I always shop green. Green or bust.

  5. Momma Drama on June 18, 2010 8:04 am

    I know! I’ve been struggling on what to do for hubby’s father’s day from the kids. We usually make him something together that weekend, but it doesn’t look like we’re going to have all of his children this weekend… :( I should have planned ahead… now I don’t know what to do!

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  6. Lynn on June 19, 2010 6:57 pm

    It’s nice when they get old enough so that you don’t have to worry about it anymore! My son made a gift for Dad at school. Done!

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