Father’s Day has kind of crept up on me. But I guess spending a good chunk of August overseas will do that to you, won’t it?
Mr Styling You is not one for letting me forget though.
We discussed it briefly this week and I took the opportunity to remind him of his recent shopping spree in the U S of A. Even he admitted in his jetlagged state that perhaps he’d already made good on Father’s Day treats this year.
The problem is we do like a celebration in this household.
So, overseas shopping spree or not, Father’s Day will get the attention it deserves.
Mr SY does a mighty good job of the whole dad gig:
- He can arrive home during the week at “wind down” time and think nothing of a wrestle on the floor with Mr 7 five minutes before he’s due in bed.
- He has been to the Dad School of Joke Telling. You know that school, don’t you?
- He can multi task around the house … if you count watching one code of football on one TV while running to another room’s TV to catch the score at another game, while simultaneously checking the ABC radio for another.
- He has the ability to embarrass his teenage step-daughter quicker that you can say, “how about we tag that photo on Facebook?”.
- He is the proud owner of a shed with seemingly tardis-like qualities.
So, once a year we reward these immensely rewardable qualities.
Mr 7 will take his “coins” to the school Father’s Day stall next week. The teenagers will dip into accounts and hit the shops and I will completely forget that he spoiled himself just weeks ago and buy a few more things.
Because he’s really so damn easy to buy for.
Yes, his wishlist would probably include a hardware store and music voucher or maybe a good bottle of whiskey but he’s also a big fan of some new wardrobe additions.
This is both a good and a bad thing.
Good in that he likes to dress smart. I do very much like that.
Bad because in doing so he stakes a full claim on our shared wardrobe space!
Lately, it’s all been about shoes.
Good shoes. Shoes for every occasion.
Mr SY is city corporate by day Monday to Thursday; casual office on a Friday and generally coastal chill on a Saturday and Sunday.
That’s one potential giant shoe-robe right there.
I made the mistake of showing him some of the new-season designs available from Rockport and I saw the spark in his eyes immediately.
Especially as he’s been so keen to own a pair of boat shoes (did you know that they’re very much on-trend again and that Rockport are like the kings of boat shoes?). Mr SY is also one for a bit of technology, engineering and innovation behind his footwear and with Rockport you definitely get that. The shoes contain the same technology used in Adidas shoes so basically they’re a sneaker in disguise.
He also loves quality so the Texan leather, made and produced specifically for Rockport and used in their shoes ticks all his style boxes. Me? I know that they’ll go the distance and not need replacing, which would just eat into my shoe budget.
Speaking of my shoes and shoe budget, Rockport is all about “walkability” which is all levels of irony right now as most of my shoe-robe is about walk inability. Case in point, my damaged feet from New York shopping. Mr SY is still dining out on stories of my blisters achieved in the name of fashion.
Seems I may just have some new additions to his Father’s Day wishlist.
Maybe some of these could work for the dad in your life too?
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