Okay, so I know it was Fathers day yesterday, but Kane occasionally likes to have a little peek at my blog, so I didn't want to risk him spying on all his presents! It was Kane's first Fathers Day this year, so I really wanted to give him a special day. Of course it's not all about the presents, but it's still nice to feel appreciated with a few little things to unwrap. I know I'm not alone in that I occasionally give my guy a bit of a hard time; I spend all my days looking after Ada and working after that, and I think the lack of sleep sometimes makes my frustration levels extra high anyway, especially when I'm having to pick up dirty socks and wash up the pots from yet another midnight snack (all the men I know are extremely messy beings, it just seems to be built into their DNA!)
But I realised once Kane headed off to Barcelona for a few days last month and left me as a single mother just how lost without him I'd be. I don't think he'd disagree that I do the majority, but even bringing me home a little coffee treat from work, or taking Ada off me for an hour or so when he gets home, it helps me A LOT so I'm forever grateful for that. Plus he looked after me throughout my entire pregnancy, bathing me and washing my hair when I was too weak to even sit up after being sick for the tenth time that day. He breezed through the birth with me, nothing seemed to faze him; anything I needed or wanted, he did (including almost having his hand broken from all the squeezing!) so I wanted to try and give a bit back to him for everything.
The first gift I bought was the Pulp Fiction vinyl which I bought from a record store in Bangor, although I wish I'd hung on a couple weeks later when I found it 25% cheaper, in Sainsburys, of all places! Pulp Fiction is his favourite film, and this has the soundtrack as well as little spoken excerpts from the film. I have a decent sized record collection myself, so I thought it might be nice for him to have one too!
We've always been big coffee drinkers in this house, but since Ada came along it's cranked up a gear. We do end up just drinking the bean stuff from the supermarkets usually, but whenever I'm out and about and spot some beans, I have to take some home. Bags only last 3-4 days here, so I thought a coffee subscription would be a good idea! I found the Three Month Coffee Club from Bean & Ground on not on the high street; for just £29 a month you get two bags of coffee sent out each month, I do believe it's different bags each month.
Other than that, I picked up a few Dad themed and typical Dad gifts. He was in desperate need of a new wallet and some new socks, so when we popped into TKMaxx recently, I found both of those. I also got the little "Papa" bottle opener keyring from The Fourth Trimester. I hope he loved them all!
Did you have a lovely Fathers Day?