May 23, 2009

29 more shopping days…

As a blogger, you get a lot of PR emails from people asking you write about their stuff on your blog. This past Mother’s Day, for example, I got 37 emails touting all kinds of great Mother’s Day gift ideas.

As of today I have received 5 Father’s Day emails.

I’m not bitter though… Okay, Screw that. I AM bitter. What the hell, people?! Why don’t Dads get some love for being a parent the way a mom does? And, yes, I know that even today more moms take on a greater role in parenting but times are changing and if more men were recognized for the role they play in parenting their children, they would, I bet, be inclined to do even more.

So, I’m going to do my part. I’m going to suggest a few things that men would like from their significant others when it comes to recognizing their role in parenting their children. Some are not surprising, some are cliche, one I was paid to recommend. Read on for more

1) Sex. Lots of it. Let’s face it. We are what we are. And while we may be tempted by snazzy electronics or a good bottle of booze, what we really want for Father’s Day is our significant other laying on the bed wearing nothing but a big red ribbon. Added bonus? In times of economic hardship, it’s practically free. You could even lose the ribbon if you want to save a few bucks. We won’t mind.

2) Did I mention sex? I did? Hmmm, ok, this is harder than I thought. How about chocolate and flowers? Us men nowadays are perfectly secure in our manliness so a little floral and sweet love wouldn’t be unwelcome. If you’re nice, he might even share some of the chocolates with you.

3) Anything with the word “Flat Screen” is always a winner.

4) Power tools. Even if your husband can’t spell screw driver (heh. heh. I said “screw”), he’ll love any tool that makes lots of noise and destroys things easily.

5) Lingerie. Of course, he won’t be the one wearing the lingerie… (Or maybe he will. Hey, what you do in the privacy of your own home is up to you. I won’t judge.)

6) ATH-ANC3 QuietPoint® active noise-cancelling in-ear headphones. I was sent these earphones to review and I was pleasantly surprised. First, they come in a cool case that also is perfect to put my iPod nano in. Second, they not only deliver great sound, but they actually do prevent you from hearing your wife nag you about projects around the house just about anything when you are wearing them. I even mowed the lawn with these things on and couldn’t hear the lawn mower. I might have even put them in when a couple of kids in my house the neighborhood were screaming their bloody heads off.

7) Finally, I have saved the best gift for last. Sex. You can’t go wrong with an oldie but a goodie. What? Why are you looking at me like that?

Now go make that dad in your life a very happy man!


  1. I didn’t receive any PR for Mother’s Day, so the zero email I’ve received about Father’s Day? Even steven my friend.

    Comment by Miss Grace — May 23, 2009 @ 10:55 am

  2. I asked the Webmaster what he wanted for Father’s Day. He said a card will be fine. Maybe I should wear it and he can read it, um, off me.

    Comment by Deanna — May 23, 2009 @ 11:32 am

  3. Mother’s day e-mails may have the quantity, but have you ever looked at the quality?

    Jealous of your earphones, I need some. Maybe I’ll ask for them for Father’s Day.

    Comment by Busy Mom — May 23, 2009 @ 12:28 pm

  4. What’s Father’s Day?

    Comment by Whit — May 23, 2009 @ 9:40 pm

  5. “Did I mention sex? I did? Hmmm, ok, this is harder than I thought.”

    That’s what she said.

    (Sorry. I’m not proud of this comment. But it had to be said. I don’t make the rules).

    Comment by OM — May 23, 2009 @ 9:45 pm

  6. I think you and my husband would get along.

    Comment by Ali — May 24, 2009 @ 10:17 am

  7. Your father would be SO proud of you,really.

    Comment by Grandmother — May 25, 2009 @ 11:51 pm

  8. Know what’s sad? I had NO idea what to get Matt for father’s day this year since we’re a little tight on cash, but I think that little red bow would be the perfect way to say thank you ;)

    Comment by Sarcastica — May 30, 2009 @ 7:23 pm

  9. I got Nick tickets to the Lakers/Nuggets game on Friday night. Cost me enough that it was his Father’s Day, b-day and possibly Christmas gift. ;)

    Comment by Issa — May 31, 2009 @ 9:48 am

  10. I’d be afraid that wearing noise-canceling headphones while mowing the lawn would cause me not to hear the screams of the children and small animals I might run over. I live for those screams.

    I’m hoping my wife gives me pretty much exactly what I gave her for mother’s day – a massage at a fancy spa. Because I’m just. that. badass.

    Comment by badassdadblog — June 4, 2009 @ 11:24 am

  11. I totally agree you. Too many dad’s are thought to be “babysitting” rather than parenting. Bullshit.

    And I agree with the gift ideas. Sex is a great gift for anybody, anytime. :) As long as you don’t wear those earphones in the process. They might work great, but that’s totally defeating the purpose.

    Comment by Kellee — June 8, 2009 @ 7:00 am

  12. Amen to the sex. And sex. And more sex. No noise canceling headphones needed.

    Comment by DCUrbanDad — June 15, 2009 @ 10:01 am

  13. Well, that means I don’t have to go shopping! Sex it is! Thanks for the gift-giving insight.

    Comment by Shawn — June 15, 2009 @ 10:07 am

  14. I wouldn’t draw the same conclusion from the PR emails – I think mom’s just don’t need as much help as dad’s do in picking out gifts. :)

    Comment by Kelly — June 15, 2009 @ 10:30 am

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