Opinion: What Dads Really Want for Father's Day

Friday, June 18, 2010

I've been seeing a lot of creative offers rolling in from wine retailers the past couple weeks.  I think to myself- what am I supposed to do?  Forward this on to my kids and ask them to buy wine for me?

I've also seen a number of news articles and blog entries with Father's Day buying guides.  All creative and helpful for sure, but what do dads of young kids really want for Father's Day?  Especially dads who are wine enthusiasts?

I can only answer for myself of course but I thought to offer this approach up for what it's worth.

What I'd really like for Father's Day is some unencumbered time to go to a favorite wine shop or two with enthusiastic encouragement from my family to buy some nice wines.

That's it.  No gift certificates needed to complicate the situation, no tickets to events, no expensive bottles need to be purchased for me.  Just some quiet time to peruse my favorite wine shops and pick up a nice bottle or two.

Don't get me wrong- I want to see my family on Father's Day for sure.  My little guys (5 and 3) are at such a cute stage.  And sometimes I really enjoy going to certain wine shops with them.  And I don't mean to suggest that I don't get the opportunity to visit wine shops by myself or that my wife begrudges me spending our money on wine.  They're all so supportive of my wine hobby and I especially appreciate their enthusiasm and support for the time I spend wine blogging.

I just think this would be a nice way to spend a couple hours this weekend.

What do you think?  As a Dad who is a wine enthusiast- what do you really want for Father's Day?


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