Father’s Day is almost upon us…and we realized that while we have a blast figuring out what we girls like, we might need a little help in the guys’ department. So, we went straight to the experts:
We gathered the guys around one afternoon, poured them a little cocktail or two and picked their brains (while we took some cute pictures of them.)
One of our experts, Mark, was too busy with his real job to make our little party and we missed his funny sense of humor and quick observations on everything. More from him later on.
What we’re hearing is that the dads just want it simple. No big plans, no big parties – just good quality time with friends and family.
Cute Dan Mohan, who is married to the lovely Linda, told us this:
“I’d start out early with a nice bike ride (he’s an avid biker). After a shower, I’d have a leisurely brunch with the Sunday New York Times at Fado in Buckhead.
Late in the day, I might pour a single malt Irish and a nice cigar while I grill the meat. A good steak dinner with Linda and the boys and a nice bottle of red.”
(we have just the thing for Dan to keep his single malt at the perfect temperature: Whiskey Stones, soapstone “cubes” that you freeze and add to your favorite cocktail. They don’t melt and they don’t dilute!)
Scott (who is married to Meg) thinks his perfect Dad’s day revolves around food, golf, family and wine: “I’d love to have my morning coffee and the newspaper in bed (after ten hours of uninterrupted sleep – highly unlikely) followed by a light breakfast served by my beautiful daughters. Then, I’d love to shoot a 75 on the golf course (again, highly unlikely…) and have a cocktail with my buddies. After shooting that brilliant round, I’d go home for steaks, salad and a great wine on the porch with the wife and kids.”
Bill Huff (married to Ann) came up with this perfect fete de pere: “as it sometimes happens, Father’s Day this year also happens to be our anniversary. So, at best, Father’s Day is a shared activity. My ideal day would be to have time withe people who make me a Father (Ann and the kids) coupled with some Bill-time. On the Bill-time side I’ll definitely go for a bike ride in the monring (and since it’s Father’s Day, I can get away with taking a long ride. I’ll return late morning and have my favorite meal of the week – brunch! I’m assuming it’s a nice day (isn’t that part of the Father’s Day rule?) so some of the afternoon will be spent at and in the pool. I’ll touch base from time to time with the US Open – which could easily lead to a nap. And, we’ll celebrate the day – and our anniversary – with dinner (that one is Ann’s call.)”
And, Allison’s husband, Mark weighed in with this: “Father’s Day. Could start out by having my lovely wife join me in my early morning spin class. Daughter Katie’s home (from UGA) so maybe she will surprise me by making her special eggs and French toast. I’m hoping the rest of the day will include watching our son Eric in the Southern Closed tennis tournament. Hot as heck in Rome, Georgia in June, but some really good tennis! I know Allison and the kids will get me something even though I don’t need a thing…but if it’s a linen shirt from my favorite store in Clemson, it’s a keeper!”