Read Your Way to a Happy Father’s Day

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Daddy's special time with T and B

Celebrating with Books
If you’re a regular reader, you’ve probably noticed I like to buy books to mark special occasions: vacations, birthdays, holidays. Father’s Day is no exception. My mom actually started the tradition in our family. The year my oldest was born, she gave me a “mommy” themed book for mother’s day, and my husband a “daddy” themed book for father’s day. I’ve enjoyed keeping it up, partly because I look forward to the collection we’ll be able to look back on and peruse, and partly because (I admit) it’s a great excuse to shop for books!

Daddy's Special Stack
My husband does most of the bedtime reading at our house, and it’s always a special treat to pull out the books that have extra daddy love, including Daddy Kisses and Daddy Hugs from our board book days. Daddy also loves to be silly, and we enjoyed my mom’s gift of My Father, the Dog for its daddy connection as well as its humor.

Funny and Loveable
My Father the DogMy Father, the Dog, by Elizabeth Bluemle, is a light-hearted comparison of how the narrator’s father is like the family dog: he enjoys getting the newspaper, he likes to sleep on the couch, but best of all, and he cares for and protects his family, among other similarities. I love that it’s silly and fun to read, but still imparts the warm fuzzies at the end.

My husband is an amazing father, and I value the unique skills and attitudes dads bring to parenting. We’ll be making dad a project this weekend and making some new memories. How will you honor dad?

Appropriate for toddlers, preschoolers, primary grades.

I’ll be linking up with Feed Me Books Friday and Meme’s the Word on Saturday.


Braley Mama June 17, 2010 at 6:20 PM  

That looks like a great book! We will make my husband chocolate chip cookies!!!!:O)

Ginny Marie June 26, 2010 at 11:15 AM  

How cute! I love watching my husband with my kids. He's so patient with them. (most of the time!) We spent this father's day traveling home from Colorado, and my husband loves to travel, so I think he had a great day!

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