Channel your inner fanboy
Courtesy, Gerald Craft
“My son loves Darth Vader (despite the fact that he’s never seen any Star Wars‘ movies). Every week for a month when we would go grocery shopping, he would stop by the rack that had the key chains, whisper something to his younger brother and then nonchalantly ask, ‘Dad, you like Star Wars, right?’ It was obvious what I was getting for Father’s Day. Unfortunately, I’m not a huge Star Wars‘ fan! Plus, there’s nothing worse (for me at least) than a pocket full of bulging keys. For the past year, I haven’t been able to put my keys in my pocket and everyone assumes I’m a Star Wars‘ nerd. But when I think of how proud my son was to give it to me, well, I’ll always be sporting my Darth Vader key chain. I can only pray for a new key chain this Father’s Day!” —Gerald Craft, Washington, father of two. Check out these father’s day activities your dad will love.
Score special tickets to the big game
Courtesy, Luisa Irene Yen
“This year, my twin sister and I are surprising our dad with tickets to an MLB All-Star game in Miami’s Marlins Park when he comes to visit. (Our dad is a baseball-loving, retired Army veteran living in Panama.) He was here last on devastating terms, the sudden funeral of one of his closest friends, his brother. This return to Florida will be special for many reasons: a reunion, the game, Father’s Day, and our dad’s 60th birthday (also in July). Our dad is frugal and simple and rarely asks for anything; we knew we wanted to accomplish this dream for him.” —Luisa Irene Yen, Florida