Well Carrie, usually I just do dinner and some type of fun gift for Troy like a book about kids and dads or something. This year is different because of the baby, so I'm giving him a bracelet with Matthew's initial on it. For my dad, nothing - he doesn't care. I'll call. For Troy's dad, probably a card plus they're coming over for dinner. At our house, we don't feel especially obligated to get a gift for each other, only if we want to. There, officially my longest comment ever. I hope you guys are well. It would be fun to see you sometime soon!
For Ben, I cook him a dinner of his choice and get him a small, but fun, gift. I did it even before I was pregnant because I figured some day he'd be a dad. Although the gift never has anything to do with fathers, it's usually just something small that he'd been wanting for awhile. This year it was a t-shirt. As for my dad, I always send a card. Depending on our money situation depends on if he gets a gift. :) When he gets one, it's usually something like a gift card or movie passes... something easy. I don't think Virg cares either way to tell you the truth. Father-in-law gets a card, but no gift is expected.
This year, he got a tent, sleeping bag, and flashlights...since he promised the kids he'd take them camping, and we were short on gear. The big gift though is the fact that I'm going along...even if there are no toilets wherever he ends up taking us! Wish me luck!Traditionally he also gets a letter, a dinner, and a dessert as well. Saturday before is pretty much a family fun day as well. So yeah, I guess we go all out.
I am curious about this, too. We spent the weekend at the father-in-law's with other family memebers. That alone meant a lot to him. But as a group he got shirts, a gift certificate, a lovely dinner and time with his grand children.
Hey Carrie, I blogged about how the camping trip went...if you are interested. :DI forgot on my original comment to say, my dad and FIL usually get a card, and either a small gift such as a big bag of M&M's or a T-shirt, etc.
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