Father’s Day is coming up and my wife is always asking me what I want. Every year I tell her the same thing, but she never gets it for me:
“I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot, range model air rifle with a compass in the stock.”
She just laughs at me and says, “No, really what do you want?”
“Fine, I want a force activated, double bladed light saber with 1.21 Jigawatt energy pulse and a purple beam.”
“Oh, and a compass in the stock would come in handy too.”
But she just tells me I’ll cut my arm off.
Last year I got a grill, which would be cool and all, but basically it’s her way of shoving “Dinner Duty” off on me 4 or 5 nights a week from the last week in May until the first week of September. She does this as a sneaky way of not cooking for 3 months. In all fairness, she does put the frozen French Fries in the oven and bake them at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. A grill for Father’s Day in my household would be like if I bought her some sexy lingerie as a Mother’s Day gift.
But women never quite see things the same way.
Speaking of my wife, you all need to check out her blog too. (Insert Shameless Plug Here: Heather Graham’s Blog ) I promised her that I would promote her blog on my site to double her exposure. She is an aspiring writer and has grand dreams of collecting an entourage of loyal followers to build a pipeline for a future business plan and possibly a book deal in the near future. Which will be great because when she is out on some book tour or writing junket, I can stay home and grill burgers for the kids.
I doubt I’ll get either my Red Ryder BB Gun, or my lightsaber this year, so I had to do some digging for suggestions. For my female audience, if your man is anything like me, these are all GREAT ideas. But then again, there aren’t too many people like me, so you probably want to stick with that pair of Superman Tube Socks you were eying up at Target.
I’m sure he’ll love it.
As for me, one of the top of the things on my “Father’s Day Wish List” would be the Henry VIII with heat sensitive vanishing wives!
As the coffee gets cool, the wives tend to vanish. Note the subtle play on the heat of passion cooling to the elimination of the wives. This would be so cool! (Oh, the puns don’t stop with this gift)
As another option, I am not a fan of the Family Stick Figures as window clings in the back of the family SUV. I don’t even really like the Star War’s Spin off clings, even though I’m a huge Star Wars Nerd. But Stick Figure Zombie Clings…I would DEFINITELY hang that along the back window.
Has anyone seen that bumper sticker that says something like: “My Family Stick Figures Kicked Your Family Stick Figure’s Ass” I doubt my wife would let me put either of these on our Nissan Pathfinder, but a guy can dream, right?
Another idea for Dad could be his very own Einstein Plush Doll. I don’t know why, but I would love to set Albert up by my Boba Fett action figure at work. Some guys have a Payton Manning Bobble Head. I want an Einstein plush doll.
Of course you can never go wrong with the Candy G-String.
So ladies, I have given you some great idea for the over grown nerds in your life.
Ok, enough for tonight. My wife just asked me to fire up the grill. She bought some steaks for us to eat tonight.