I am a very proud father of two (13/boy & 16/girl). I have made a point, from day one, to be more engaged in my kids' lives than my own father was in mine. I don’t say that to demean his efforts. His generation simply did things differently. So, I try to intentionally carve out one-on-one time. I coach every team. I prioritize family trips over getaways with my buddies. Isn’t it about time I got some recognition for all this hard work and sacrifice?
In all sincerity, it isn’t work or sacrifice. I have one chance at fatherhood, and I want to get it right. That said, a little Father’s Day love from my family would not go unappreciated. As I dream of the ways my own kids might honor me, I thought I’d share five ideas for consideration in treating your dad on his special day.
What goes better with meat than cold, craft beer? Centerpoint Brewing has partnered with Rooster’s Kitchen to bring together local suds and meat into one package. Their “Father's Day Picnic in the Parking Lot” gives you fresh-roasted pork and all the fixings to pair with a brewery gift certificate and logo pint glasses for one price. Join them in the parking lot or pick up food and beverage to take home.
He may not take golf trips these days, but a few hours on the course are still appreciated. Give your guy a pass to honor an Indiana legend on the Pete Dye Golf Trail. Indianapolis has three courses for consideration: Brickyard Crossing, Maple Creek, and The Fort Golf Course (pictured).
Life is stressful right now, and there are few things more therapeutic than a walk in the woods. Like most dads, I crave attention from my kids above all else. Leave your devices behind and stroll the trails at one of Indy’s parks. From Southwestway to Holliday to Fort Harrison to Eagle Creek (pictured), there are plenty of options to consider.
Is he truly the world’s “#1 Dad”? Well, make it official with this special Father’s Day shirt from The Shop Indy. Or, find the perfect way to celebrate Dad at Something Spledid, where you can build your own curated Fathers's Day gift.
Being a dad is hard, and I can personally attest to failing as much as I succeed. But, I try real hard. I am sure the dad in your life does too. Let him know you care by treating him this Father’s Day.