Father's Day can be one of the most difficult days of the year for a mother, especially when a posse of children is involved. The expectation is that the wife will allow the father to sleep late, take a nap, and relax in his easy chair while 'the children' prepare breakfast in bed, a manly lunch, and a wonderful dessert for their dad. This means that the mother has to add a few things to her already full plate. She has to maintain a peaceful atmosphere, exhibit an encouraging attitude, and clean the kitchen all while being nice to her husband. As if all that isn't enough, she also has to acknowledge her own dear father in some way (sorry Dad, a card is all I could muster this year).
My solution to this Father's Day conundrum is to use as many short-cuts as possible for breakfast (frozen biscuits which my husband loves with sausage patties, and a good cup of coffee) and then do a make-ahead lunch (menu follows). The plan is that I will involve only one child (or maybe two) at a time in the kitchen and then keep smiling. I also bought myself fresh flowers for the kitchen table because that always makes me happy. Hope all you moms have a great Father's Day and, yes, I realize that Mother's Day is even tougher on the guys.
Father's Day Menu