We’ve been very busy today, because it’s obviously a very special day! I was very well taken care of on Mother’s Day so of course I was gonna ‘return the favor’. Not only is H the most loving and attentive father to the baby, he’s also the perfect partner – he takes care of me and always helps me out in any way he can when I need him to. So my Father’s Day present to him were little hand-made “favor cards”. I made this shirt-shaped envelope (pretty happy with it if I may say so myself) and hid the cards inside. Each one is like a coupon he can ‘cash in’ when he needs something. Some give a dinner of his choice, some allow him to go and hang out in the garage for as long as he likes, one is for me washing his car, one will grant him a cake etc. There are also ‘get-out-of-a-diaper-change-free’ cards and massage cards. 🙂
“World’s best dad”
Since the baby is clearly too tiny to know how to make daddy a present, but has already mastered the art of high fives and clapping, we (me and the bug) made dad her paw prints. 🙂 Equal parts salt and flour mixed with a bit of water make a nice smooth dough to press baby’s hand prints into (make sure you wash the kid’s hands right after, they’ll be nice and salty) . If you then cook it in the oven at 100°C, it will become rock hard and you’ll have a beautiful keepsake (that you can finish off with acrylic paint) to remember the baby’s first months by.
I also made H his favorite meal and baked him his favorite cake. He’s very happy with my efforts and nothing gives me more pleasure than knowing that I’ve made the world’s best father happy. 🙂
Last but not least:
Happy Father’s Day to all dads everywhere, especially for those who are celebrating their first one ever!