For Father's Day, my husband received cute gifts that the kids made in school and a bottle of Glenlivet scotch from me. That made him happy. Also, I sent my dad a Costco gift card, which is what he asks for. Father's Day is such a different animal from Mother's Day. There are no bombardment of ads for floral arrangements, cutesy stuffed animals or restaurant brunches. I sometimes wonder if men feel left out because their day of recognition arrives with less fanfare, but I doubt it. I've yet to meet a man who genuinely enjoys receiving a Precious Moments figurine or being taken to a restaurant crowded with every other family in town.
I saw a hilarious clip of The Simpsons with a Father's Day theme, posted on Jezebel, a truly awesome Web site. Lisa Simpson creates for her dad a heartfelt book that portrays them as father and daughter unicorns. Homer mocks it and sets Lisa off on a spree of anger. If you like The Simpsons, you know how funny it is to watch Lisa get angry. If you don't like The Simpsons, well, I feel for you but I still think the clip's pretty funny. Click here for the laughs.