When it's time to figure out what to get the dad in your life for Father's Day this year, keep a funny poem in mind. Sometimes it's easier to choose a gift for a dad than it is for a mom. This might be because dads are less picky and don't mind repetition. (He can always use another tie or drill bit, so what's the fuss?) Whether your gift is for a stay-at-home dad, a single dad, a brand new dad, or a grandfather, couple it with a funny Father's Day poem for best effect.
Funny poems for stay-at-home and single dads. Their numbers are growing. There were 159,000 stay-at-home dads in 2006 (according to the U.S. Census Bureau). There were also 2.5 million single dads in 2006, up from a mere 400,000 in 1970. These trends show that many dads today are shouldering a burden - and they all deserve some recognition on Father's Day.
Don't forget about grandpas! They may have done their fathering back in the stone age when single dads were rare, but chances are that they were pretty good dads nonetheless. And they get a few extra points as well for being grandpas. Someone has to take the kids out for ice cream and a movie! So don't forget that grandpas deserves some recognition and appreciation too, and perhaps a funny poem for Father's Day.
New dads and Father's Day. Give credit to the new dad who has to navigate his way through dirty diapers and spit-up. Add that to sleepless nights and a newfound sense of lifelong commitment and responsibility, and you can understand the mindset of a new father. If there is a new dad in your life (your husband or son) consider honoring him with a gift and a funny Father's Day poem.
Whether the father in your life is now a grandfather, a stay-at-home dad, a single dad, or a freshly-minted, brand-new dad, he is worthy of some special attention. Celebrate the day. Make reservations or prepare a special meal. And if you honor him with a gift, couple it with a funny Father's Day poem to lighten his heart and his day.