Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the dads and father-figures out there! For his special day, my husband wanted to go to Chinatown for a dim sum lunch and to tour the newly remodeled and expanded Wing Luke Asian Museum. Lunch was delicious and the museum tour was fascinating. Will have to blog about that later.

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.

1 comment:

Mokihana said...

Loved reading your post. Sounds like everyone had a great day!