Commercial tat or a lovely thought?

HAPPY FATHERS DAY  to all you fabulous dads whether you are a dad, stepdad, mum who is doing a job of a dad or just a really awesome man being there for someone. x

My question to you today though is this… Do you really want all the commercialized tat that the supermarkets try to make us buy?

When I was little I remember buying my dad such tat.  I was convinced he would love a teddy or yet another ‘best dad’ mug but now I am a mum who has to buy this tat for my husband from my kids, I question whether my dad ever really wanted it haha.  I think he may have just been being polite.


Don’t get me wrong, I have totally bought my lovely husband this is the past.  He has various cups and a key ring or two.  This year though as I walked through the dreaded isles of the supermarket, full of commercial rubbish calling out to me I decided against it and bought him stuff he might actually want.  My 9 year old choose something herself for her stepdad as she is old enough now to choose.  I must say she choose wisely and asked me to buy him some beer which safe to say Nick was very happy with.  Then I choose a few bits from the boys.  Really I just think it’s a good opportunity to get him something he might have wanted for a while and hasn’t bought through parent guilt.  We all have it, that feeling when you go to spend some money on yourself and then stop and think hmmm the kids might need shoes, clothes, a haircut or some other crap you pay for as parents. So you don’t bother. Mind I think the hubby would be glad just to have some time to trim his beard.  He is starting to look like a homeless man but ssshhh don’t tell him that 🙂

I mean, after all, he totally deserves a treat for all he does for our kids.  The endless nights sat on our son’s floor while he totally doesn’t sleep.  The wee that seems to cover him everytime he changes the babies nappy haha.  The stream of sick he cleaned up the night Eevey decided she wanted to discover what projectile vomiting was.  But more than that he is selfless. I can hear you now saying so he should be, he chooses to have children. But trust me I know many people that tell me all the time how much their other halves don’t do but I can honestly say mine does.  He even puts up with me going a little crazy at him.

So I am putting 2 fingers up at all the shops that try to sell me such tat and instead I am giving my children’s dad the things he might want.

Mind you I am not sure Toby was too pleased about this today.  I gave him the prezzie to give to Nick and he sort of looked at me as if to say ‘oi wheres mine’ haha and true to character he has proceeded to just be a right grumpy little so and so all day.

Wish us luck though, I have no idea why we are doing this but we are ordering a takeaway tonight, last time we have done this it was cold before we had a chance to eat.  I am absolutely convinced Zak has a 6th sense and just wakes up the minute hot food is on the table.  Devil child I tell you, devil child.