The great thing about being a blogger is I get sent some wonderful ideas and samples before I even have time to think about stuff like Fathers Day. Last month, we were kindly offered to try the mini Fathers Day shoots with Diana Baker photography She did a fab job (was totally amazing with the kids from the word go) and we got a beautiful print in a glass block. It was SO hard to pick one image but the great thing is that we can print more.
A nice image of the kids is never going to disappoint is it?
Today is world chocolate day and Chocolate stimulates Endorphin production within the body as well as containing the natural anti-depressant Serotonin and Phenylethylamine – the same chemical your brain produces when falling in love. Hubs will be loving these over the weekend and he enjoys a nice cup of tea too.
I love the personal touch with Moonpig and also how easy it is when we can be so last minute with everything these days. I think a nice experience day can be great too, such as a spa day or adventure trip. We all need to keep playing and of course silence is great for our mental fitness. Time out to relax helps to grow our brains and boost our creativity so a spa day is great and should be seen as equally important for both genders.
Moonpig shared some interesting facts with me. Did you know that Dads and Grandfathers spend seven times as much time interacting with their children and grandchildren than their own fathers and grandfathers did with them 40 years ago?
Over the years, your dad has shared more with you than just his DNA. The most important thing he has shared with you is his time. Something we take for granted in today’s world, but actually the role of ‘the father’ has developed so much since our parents’ generation. It’s the effort he’s put into sharing his philosophy, his morals, his tips and tricks for being a better person. He’s also shared inside jokes, goofy, embarrassing moments. Sad moments too. Triumphs, challenges, and his heart. It’s normal for men to change nappies, clean, cook and play their part at home. It’s no longer seen as ‘babysitting’ when the Dad is home alone. Times are changing and I love it.
To quote Moonpig:
‘It’s not about hair or eye colour. Being a dad is all about the unexpected moments that show a father’s dedication to improving his kids’ quality of life. The moments that have helped shape who you are as a person and how you view the world. This Father’s Day, let’s celebrate what being a dad means by celebrating the proud, intimate, sensitive and supportive moments that he’s shared with you.’
I couldn’t have put it better myself. I hope you have a lovely weekend celebrating. I am also thinking of those who are missing their Dad at this time.