Father’s Day is right around the corner and with that comes a time for celebration. Families all across the globe are getting ready to spend the day thanking and celebrating their fathers. From barbecues, to ball games, the ways of showing your dad some appreciation are endless. We have compiled a list of allergy safe ways to say thank you to dad and make this Father’s Day, the best one yet.
Nice restaurants with cloth napkins and fancy waiters are a great way to celebrate any occasion. However, for people with food allergies, any restaurant can be a cause for concern. Between the possible kitchen mix ups, and the secret ingredients hiding in any meal, eating out can be like navigating a mine field to someone with food allergies. Given this, perhaps an easier way to celebrate (worry free) is a nice home cooked meal. Make your dad his favorite meal, set up the dining room table and surprise him with a delicious celebratory dessert.
For those committed to going out, there are a number of allergy safe restaurants to turn too. Restaurants that are committed to keeping allergy free kitchens and providing worry free meals. It may keep your options limited, but it is a chance to get out for a nice family meal without having to worry. These restaurants may not be a permanent solution, but they are a great option for a celebration.
Most dads love a good ball game. The summer air, the rowdy crowd and the excitement of a great play. Too often, we let our dads give up their game time to be with us on a Sunday afternoon, but this week, let’s turn that around. Instead of heading to the beach or a park, find tickets to your dad’s favorite team. Far back seats can be cheap and will still be hugely appreciated. Bring along some of his favorite snacks and spend some quality time with dad, doing what he loves.
Go away for a family weekend, organize a bike ride through the hills or take a swim in the nearest ocean. The emphasis doesn’t need to be put on what you’re doing, just that you’re doing it together. Show your dad how much you appreciate him by taking the reins. Let him have a Sunday off. Tell dad that all he has to do this time is show up. It is too easy to forget that every adventure has a planner, so let this next adventure be on you.
When it comes to gifts, it truly is the thought that counts. It can be hard to find something to buy for dad that he doesn’t already have. He is an adult after all and can likely buy his own things. But that doesn’t mean he won’t still love a good present. Especially if it is a gag gift. Get a personal message printed on a shirt, or a stupid joke written on a mug. Your gift doesn’t have to break the bank, or blow anybody’s mind. Just the fact that it is from you and that you took the time to get it, will show dad how much he means to you.
Everybody knows that being a parent is the hardest job of all. And on top of the everyday stresses involved with being a parent, there never is a day off. But this father’s day, give your dad the closest thing to a vacation. Let him sleep late, make him breakfast and do all the chores that he normally has to deal with. There is nothing quite like doing someone’s hard work to show them how much you appreciate all they do.
It’s simple, but trust us, it is effective. Whether you say it face to face, through a store bought card, or an arts and crafts creation you colored, there is nothing quite like the power of saying thank you. Most of the time, parents are happy to work hard for their kids, the frustration comes when those same kids begin to take them for granted. This father’s day, take a moment to just say thank you and show your dad that you truly do appreciate, everything that he does.
There is no one right way to celebrate father’s day, but there is one clear message that this day is trying to send. This father’s day, find your way to say thank you. To show your dad appreciation. Parents of children with food allergies have to work twice as hard to keep their children safe and the truth of the matter is, worrying can become exhausting. Recognize the efforts, the doctor’s appointments, the special meals and the emotional support that your dad gives you each and every day, and say thank you this father day.
During our recent visit to Israel, we really struggled to find food for our son who has anaphylactic level allergies to egg and sesame. We approached both restaurants and hotels and were told they were unable or unwilling to take responsibility for preparing his food.
After learning about Dr. Eliana on-line, we contacted her in the hopes that she could provide a ‘normal’ restaurant experience for our family.
Both she and Shani were meticulous in their preparations with the restaurants to ensure that our son had a wonderful and safe experience.
We truly appreciate their efforts to take care of our son, and to provide us with a lovely vacation experience.
T.M., Chicago, USA
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