This week we celebrate the gift of dads and other significant father figures in our lives. It has us thinking about great ways we can honor those important men in our lives who have nurtured and supported us. We’ve included a few great gift ideas below. It also has remembering some of those classic icons of television fatherhood. Here are our favorite quotations from our Top Three:
“Parents are not interested in justice, they’re interested in peace and quiet.”
“Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name it will carry.”
“Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.”
“I think the saddest day of my life was when I realized I could beat my Dad at most things, and Bart experienced that at the age of four.”
“Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They’re about to announce the lottery numbers.”
HOMER: “I promise you kids lots of things. That’s what makes me such a good father!”
LISA: “Actually, keeping promises would make you a good father.”
HOMER: “No, that would make me a great father.”
“Always keep the rhythm in your feet and a little party in your shoulders.” -Phil Dunphy
“I could have guessed he’d have trouble with roller coasters. That kid gets woozy at barbershops when they spin his chair towards the mirror.” -Jay Pritchett
“Every home-improvement project we’ve undertaken has been a near-death experience.” -Cam Tucker
“I was wrong, every kid wants a clown for a dad.” -Mitchell Pritchett
Gifts for Dad – Give Clean Water
You gotta love those TV dads. Whether sweet or silly, they certainly bring a smile to your face. We’ll close with a few gift ideas sure to bring a smile to your dad’s face. These aren’t just any filters, but these are gifts of clean water that dad can use in his everyday life.
Is dad a gardener? Does he have a green thumb? Give him a great tool he will really appreciate. The Rainshow’r Gard’n Gro Garden Filter System promotes healthy plant nutrition and vigorous growth in your garden bed by reducing the harsh toxic effects of chlorinated water. It returns the natural balance to compost, mulch, and soil, while it also enhances the efficacy of non-chemical pest control methods. This garden hose system filters 20,000 gallons of water or more.
Is dad a camper? Does he love hiking in the outdoors? Outfit him with the best equipment for the wilderness. The Katadyn Pocket Microfilter is designed for rugged travel with its solid construction. Its pump is easy to use, and the “in and out” tubes are easy to clean. Its durability means dad can also use it to protect his family in case of an emergency. This filter system is backed by the manufacturer with a lifetime warranty.
Is dad an athlete? Does he work out religiously? Keep him well-hydrated with a simple drinking water storage solution. The Vapur “Anti-Bottle” Water Bottle is collapsible for easy portability! When full, they stand upright. But when they’re empty, you can roll, flatten and fold them. Vapur Anti-Bottles are reusable and safe (BPA-free). They are odor-, taste- and stain-resistant. They can be frozen to keep beverages cold. This trendy sport bottle includes a carabiner to attach to dad’s gym bag or backpack, and a writable area on the back for easy identification. A fun, affordable choice for any active lifestyle!
So who are your favorite television dads? What memorable lines have they given you? And what other thoughtful ideas do you have for YOUR dad this year? Post your comments below, and if you like what you’ve seen here, be sure to share this article with them, too!