When I tried to take Dad to a Restaurant to Surprise him

Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, singers of songs — Pam Brown

Gifting men is tough. Gifting dads, a million times tougher… its dad after all !!

In May 2019, my brother and I decided to take our parents out for a surprise dinner at a restaurant my dad had wanted to try for a while. We told them the reservation was in a different restaurant which was about in the same area though on a different route.

Dad likes to dress as per the place and the occasion and this time were no different. Unfortunately, we didn’t consider that before telling him about the cover-up restaurant and we did make him change a few times before he got a little annoyed with us. By then Mom figured we were up to something and with her rounds of interrogation, while dad’s figuring what to wear next, got the plan out of us.

Now with everyone appropriately dressed for the restaurant, we set out to get on with the surprise (for dad only!). I was the designated chauffeur for the evening. I obviously took the route to get to where our reservation was. My dad at this point, thinking I took a wrong, long traffic filled route, started with his “dad speech” and I heard to no end about how I have no sense of direction, don’t listen and don’t use technology to gauge traffic. About 20 minutes into driving on the ‘wrong route’ my dad almost lost it. At this point, our secretive family couldn’t hold back any more. It started with me letting out a giggle. My brother joined me and mom followed.

Before his blood pressure could shoot up any further, we told him where we were headed. He laughed out along with us and Guess what he said next “You picked the wrong clothes for the place, what makes you think I am dressed appropriately???” *facepalm*.

As the evening rolled on, I realised just how much dad loved the experience. The bottom line is that regardless of his denial, criticism, and refusals, dads love and cherish every gift that you give them. Even those silly drawings from your childhood.

Here are 10 ideas to gift your dad:

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Keep gifting !!

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10 Gift Ideas for a Father

Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, singers of songs. — Pam Brown

Gifting men is tough. Gifting dads, a million times tougher… its dad after all !! Read here to find out what happened with me When I tried to take Dad to a Restaurant to Surprise him.

Here are a few ideas to gift your dad:

  1. Gift dad an assistant Amazon Echo, Google Home Mini, Apple HomePod.

    He too needs to be heard sometimes !!
  2. On average, men spend 5000 minutes a year shaving. Steal some of your dad’s time with an Electric Shaver

  3. Travel down the memory lane with your father along with a Radio
  4. For the greatest dad in the world, gift a Handmade card.

5. Get dad to unwind with a book he would like to read. This is my personal recommendation.

Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind — Oswald Chambers

6. A gift, dad wouldn’t gift himself – A day at the spa.

Photo by Camille Brodard on Unsplash

As Elizabeth Jane Howard rightly said, A massage is just like a movie, really relaxing and a total escape, except in a massage you’re the star. And you don’t miss anything by falling asleep!

7. Fitness band for the lazy dad or the fitness freak dad

Health is Wealth after-all.

8. Multi tool kit for the super dad !!


9. “A father is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be.”

I am getting this Wallet for my dad because my father is always right but nobody listens to him. Also…… he is left-handed.

10. Watch a father’s day special Movie while drinking his favorite tea in the cup you just gifted him.

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Keep gifting !!

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10 Fun Things to do during COVID-19 lockdown

1. Pluck out single strands of hair from your body.. head, hair, hand and legs. Everyone needs either a haircut or a shave or a wax

For fun: Ask your partner to pluck your hair !!

2. There is only so much WFH folks can do.. work.. cook once, eat thrice or upto 3 days… Work… bartan Jhadu pocha… Work.. sleep for 4 hrs.. work again and only work.

For fun: ummm let me think.. oh yes.. WORK !!

3. Learn to cook. Burn everything. Add extra spice. Add salt instead of sugar. Arrange it picture perfect and post on social media.

For fun: Ask your family to comment nice things about your food on social media or maybe just genuine roller coaster experience they had.

4. Register on all the websites and download all the apps that are providing free resources during the lockdown. And use none of them.

For fun: Open all the websites and play a video on each of them. Play them together and try to make sense.

5. Spend half a day making indian ghuti hui coffee. Neatly make it in a glass, take a photo, post it on social media and quote it “dalgona coffee”

For fun: Drink it without mixing the coffee and milk.

6. Binge watch series, movies that are rated 4, 3, 2, 0, -1, -5

For fun: Watch foreign language with or without English subtitles

7. Play games. Offline. Online. On zoom. Board games. Ludo king. Uno with friends. Housie on whatsapp. Quizzes online. Antakshari on zoom. Treasure hunt inside your own house.

For fun: Run around your house and play catches with glassware and cutlery.

8. Read all the forwarded messages and download all the videos and photos on whatsapp. Dont forget to forward them to all your groups. Oh, I know you wont forget !

For fun: Turn off your whatsapp for 2 days.

9. Ofcourse, you are sitting at home and eating so much, so you have to workout !! Or atleast constantly think about it. Watch all the youtube videos on how to get fit in 10 days / 1 week / 30 days and think kal se pacca.

For fun: Try waking up your partner / sibling / child at 5 AM

10. Make a list of all the grocery delivery apps that are delivering to your pincode. Add a list of groceries that you require and which is available on all the apps. Keep checking every few hours for the slot availablity.

For fun: Dont eat for a day or two… And dont go out either. Stay home. Stay safe.

The best thing that has happened in lockdown is purification of air. Air pollution has drastically reduced around the globe. But we know that is not going to be permanent. One thing i really hope stays permanent is the hidden talent of people that has come out, stays out and should no longer be hidden. The level of satisfaction can not be measured. The happiness is immense. Follow your talent. Stay creative. Stay happy.

PS: Parents with small kids.. sorry this wasnt for you. But thanks anyway for reading and feeling blah all over again.

How many of these things have u done already? How many are you going to try? What other interesting activities have you done during the lockdown? Do leave a comment and let me know about your experiences.

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