Father's Day Without the Kids
My husband says he wants to spend Father's Day golfing. Shouldn't he spend the day with his family, since this day is about celebrating fatherhood? I don't want to pressure him to spend time with us, but I'd hate for him to be away from the kids on Father's Day
While my preference is to spend Father's Day with my family, the day is for fathers and I think it's fine to let them decide how they want to spend it. Parents spend so much time dealing with obligations to our families. Father's Day (like Mother's Day) is a day to give our families the chance to show how important they think we are, to show their appreciation for all we've done during the year. You can show your appreciation and support for him by not giving him a hard time about doing something he really wants to do on Father's Day.report abuse
You certainly don't want to pressure him to spend time with the family. That won't make for a very fun Father's Day for anyone! If the kids are sad about missing out on spending time with dad on Father's Day, set aside another day or night as a time to celebrate dad.
Father's Day should really and truly be dad's day, which means he gets to decide how he wants to spend it. But that doesn't mean you can't ask him to be home in time for a special Father's Day dinner (or brunch before tee-time) for your family together so you'll have a chance to show your appreciation in person.