Father’s Day and Memorable Dad Moments
We know dads can be interesting. When you are growing up, they can be larger than life heroes. When you are a teen, they can be dorky and annoying. Then, when you get older, they seem to re-emerge as heroes. We call this the dad-cycle. So, we thought it would be fun to look at dads in honor of Father’s Day and some of the fun and memorable things they do. And, we are sure that many of you can relate to Gordon Ramsey’s children in this fun video.
Father’s Day Origins
Father’s Day was first celebrated in Spokane, Washington, in 1910 when Sonora Smart Dodd sought to establish the equivalent of Mother’s Day. Just a year earlier, Mother’s Day had become a national holiday. Unlike Mother’s Day, Father’s Day took a little more time to really catch on. Men, at the time, scoffed at the idea of “the holiday’s sentimental attempts to domesticate manliness with flowers and gift-giving, or they derided the proliferation of such holidays as a commercial gimmick to sell more products–often paid for by the father himself.”
However, slowly, the day caught on, especially with World War II. During the war, Father’s Day was viewed as a way to honor troops and support the war effort. Come the end of the war, Father’s Day was a national institution, however, it was not recognized as a federal holiday until 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the official proclamation. From then on, the necktie and golf industries have been on solid footing (just kidding).
Celebrating Dad Moments
Dads are indeed interesting and can be easy to poke a little fun at. And, they like to poke fun back. In many cases, they are the first to volunteer to coach your sports teams or suggest crazy adventures – such as taking a road trip simply to ride the world’s tallest roller coaster. At one moment they can be Clark Griswold and the next have your best interest in mind. Without a doubt, they always will be your biggest fan in life.
So, next time your dad at dinner says something like, “Gravy is man’s lip-gloss”, just laugh and give him a big old hug. After all, it is just good ole dad being dad.
How to Use This Information
You know what dads love, more than anything, is creating experiences. So, how about considering a family portrait this Father’s Day? We can help create a lasting memory for the entire family. Schedule your session or call 303-798-8229.