My father turns 65 this weekend. There will be a big family & friends party, a sure-to-be-gorgeous cake done by none other than our friend Doodle Cakes, and lots of food.
I just have no idea what to get my Dad. The man has everything. It’s a special birthday, so clothes won’t do it. Tools, no. Besides, his closet is overflowing and he has every tool known to man! My parents already travel extensively and have every possible accoutrement for that, and due to recent health issues he is unable to go anywhere for the next 6 months anyway. (you may recall they’d been planning on a trip to Italy this month, but they had to cancel). He’s not a jewelry kinda guy. They go to the theatre often, and have seen everything worth seeing or already have tickets to what they haven’t seen. You see where I’m going with this.
Well, I could get them a weekend away. Maybe in wine country, complete with winery tours. Niagara on the Lake is gorgeous, and with the colours just about to turn, a weekend in early to mid October might be really relaxing. Trouble there is that my mother gave the “look” when I suggested it, which means it isn’t something that she might enjoy just now. She, of course, still has my grandmother to look after. Gran’s 98th birthday is on Tuesday, in fact. I would be left to take care of her, which is nothing I haven’t done before.
But I digress. Does anyone out there have a really special idea for a gift for this man??
Not a good picture of Dad. This was taken a couple years ago when they spent his birthday in Italy with friends. Why don’t I have recent pictures of him?? Best get that fixed.
I love my dad. He and I are like peas in a pod. We think the same way, we love our children ferociously, and believe that family comes first. We are protective (sometimes too much so) of people we love. We try to “fix things”, right wrongs, and rescue people in distress (whether they want it or not). A standing joke in our family is that my father goes into “Super Hero Mode” whenever one of us is in any sort of difficulty. He’s a great man.
Help me think of a great present for this great man.