Perhaps it’s their dry sense of humor, outdated sense of fashion or lackadaisical parenting styles, whatever it is, Dad’s seem to be the butt of many jokes. In fact, there are entire websites and blogs devoted to ‘Dad’ jokes.
Despite this, there’s no denying that we love our dads, which is why this Sunday is devoted completely to celebrating them. That’s right. Father’s Day is right around the corner.
To celebrate our dads, we thought it would be fun to devote this blog entirely to Fun Dad Facts, some good Dad-approved jokes and a few ideas of what to get your dad this Father’s Day.
Let’s get started with some Fun Dad Facts. Did you know…
- Stay-at-home dads are one of the fastest growing groups in America with 214,000 and counting.
- Giving dad a necktie is the most popular gift of all time.
- Father’s Day is the busiest day of the year for collect phone calls.
- A. Milne created Winnie the Pooh for his son, Christopher Robin.
- 87 million cards are sent each year in the name of Father’s Day, which makes it the fourth-largest greeting card holiday.
- The oldest father of a newborn was age 94 when his daughter was born.
- Male seahorses carry the babies in eggs in a bodily pouch until they are fully developed.
- Roses are the official flower of Father’s Day
We must admit, before this blog we didn’t know many of these facts either. They are pretty cool, huh?
So, who’s ready for some Dad-approved humor? AKA Dad Jokes. We sure are. Below are some of our favorites:
- How many apples grow on a tree? All of them.
- Why did the coffee file a police report? It got mugged.
- Why did the scarecrow win an award? He was outstanding in his field.
- Why couldn’t the bicycle stand up by itself? It was two tired.
- The shovel was a ground-breaking invention.
- Two goldfish are in a tank. One says to the other, “do you know how to drive this thing?”
- What time did the man go to the dentist? Tooth hurty
- A ham sandwich walks into a bar and orders a beer. Bartender says, “Sorry, we don’t serve food here.”
- Why do chicken coops only have two doors? Because if they had four, they would be chicken sedans.
- What’s Forrest Gump’s password? 1forrest1
We hope you got as much of a kick out of those jokes as we did. Don’t forget to share them with dad. We are sure he will love them.
On to the finale: The Father’s Day gift. This is the tough part. Buying gifts for our aging loved one’s can be difficult because they tend to be more interested in comfortable, practical gifts that improve their quality of life rather than gifts of grandeur.
To help you find the right gift, we have gathered several ideas below:
Hire a groundskeeper or do his chores for him
Dads are often in charge of maintaining the lawn, fixing the house and cleaning the outside. However, as we age this can become increasingly more difficult and dangerous. Hiring a helping hand for your dad would bless him greatly and keep him safe.
Go with the Gift Card
Living the retired life can be nice but being on a fixed income could cause loved ones to stress. This often leads to them only investing in necessities rather than wants. Treat your dad with a gift card to his favorite restaurant, store, sports team game or golf course. This will ensure that dad enjoys some financial-stress-free leisure.
Have a Nice Trip, See You Next Fall.
It’s always fun to look in old family albums and take a trip down memory lane. Take it one step further this year and plan a road trip to your father’s old stomping grounds. Not only will he love getting away for a while but the memories made on road trips last a lifetime and the nostalgia will create a perma-grin on your father’s face.
Go with the Cable Sports Package
If your dad loves sports, purchase him a year subscription to the upgraded cable tv sports package. Now he can watch all his favorite teams from the comfort of his living room.
Subscription to Ancestry.com
As we age, we tend to become more and more interested in our family’s history. Investing in a subscription to Ancestry.com will help your dad track the family tree and he may even learn some interesting facts about your family in the process.
Invest in Companion Care
Whether your dad is sick and in need of help, or simply lives alone and would love some company, Wiser Home Care Services provides companion care. Our base level of companion services includes a variety of help from laundry, errand services, and daily check-in to other basic services that make living at home easier.
We hope these ideas inspire you to give your dad the best Father’s Day he would never ask for.
From all of us here at Wiser Home Care Services: Happy Father’s Day.