Father’s Day 2019

After checking the weather forecast, we had to forgo our normal Father’s Day beach outing ritual this year. The high was 56° with scattered rain throughout the day.

So poor Adam had to go through the same thought process I had to do last month for mother’s day – finding an activity suitable for all the kids that would not result in push back and tantrums. I was sad that our family, well one member in particular, makes planning celebrations so fraught with anxiety. I was also secretly pleased that it wasn’t all just in my head, Adam struggles as much as I do.

That is not to say the day wasn’t busy. I mean, it is ADAM we are talking about. His trick of having a normal day is to under plan by his standards. So he ‘under planned’ to play monopoly, take an afternoon stroll, get lunch out, get afternoon treats at a donut shop, fly the drone with Jack, read with Aaron and plant a bamboo plant with Ben.

We started with presents and cards.IMG_0429For his father’s day present, I got Adam a set of four artisan mugs off of Etsy. It was as close as I could find to his favorite mug, of which we only have one. If it’s in the wash and he has to use another mug, the tea somehow never tastes as good.

Then it was onto Monopoly. They barely let him finish his breakfast before they were begging to fulfill this request.IMG_0431We took a stroll over to Soupbox for lunch. IMG_0438They have Cheerwine at Soupbox! I had to get one to remind me of all those summers I spend at overnight camp in North Carolina.IMG_0439On the way home, we stopped by Stan’s Donuts for an afternoon treat.IMG_0440In the afternoon, Adam spent time with each kid, playing video games, planting plants, flying drones, and reading.

He also requested we take the picture where we all stand in line according to height. This was the first time Jack surpassed me.DSC_0305To our shock, the timer takes three photos at a time, so we were a little surprised and unprepared for the next shot….DSC_0306We had dinner at home, followed by a ‘make your own ice cream sundae’ dessert.IMG_0443

Happy Father’s day Adam!

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