Every time June comes around people think first about summer weather, then maybe school letting out for the year and then last but not least, dear old Dad. Yup. You may know him as, "the keeper of the keys", Mr. Moneybags, The Jar-Opener, Master Dog-Walker or, in my case, Head Greens-Keeper. Yes, Dad wears a lot of hats and usually they tend to be roles of selflessness. A good Dad like I had, and like I try to be, does his best to take care of things before anybody has to worry about them and that takes work, by God. So this year on Father's Day, think about what your Dad likes, and try to give it to him. It doesn't need to be expensive. In fact, it shouldn't be! Spend too much and your Dad will worry about you because you spent too much money on him. In fact, even if you don't have a dime, do something thoughtful! Carve out some time to spend together at a park, or do a few jobs around the house that Dad normally does. Now because there are all types of Dads and Greater Lansing has a lot of different types of offerings the Greater Lansing CVB has put together a special website all about Dad and its full of suggestions on gifts and ways to spend time on Dad's special day. Golf? We've got you covered. A special meal? Of course. Maybe a movie? We've got suggestions here. How about ice cold beer? We've got some cool unique ideas. Then what about time? Time, yes that's a different matter. Sure, we've got suggestions for how to spend some quality time, either on the golf course or one of our many natural areas, or at a restaurant or pub - yes, weve got suggestions on how to spend time, but its you that needs to carve out the time. I bet it doesn't even matter where you spend that time, just so long as you spend it. Take some time to thank Dad for all he does (or did) this Father's Day. I guarantee you, that time, no matter how you spend it, is what Dad wants the most.
Take Time for Dad
June 2, 2014 by Brendan Dwyer, CTA