Lately, before we go to bed, B has started to ask for a story. Since my husband usually puts her down and (is more patient than me,) he abides and makes up these wonderful stories. And because he knows Miss B so well, he tells her stories about brave young princesses who live in houses in Wisconsin with a little brother, a daddy, a mommy, and two royal dogs “Bella” and “Diwawi” (sounds a lot like our dogs Ella and Denali 😉
The fun thing is that my dad always used to do the same thing for me as a child. My sister and I shared a room, and I remember laying in bed asking my dad to tell us a story before we fell asleep. So this Father’s Day, I want to make sure to celebrate both these amazing fathers. And with Miss B’s love for all things royal, it only felt fitting to do a Royal King of the Day!
Lucky for me, both my husband and my father love grilling. Every time we are all together, we make some mean barbecue! Growing up, my dad and my brother would have “carnivore feasts.” I kid you not, they would make entire meals out of five different types of meat. No vegetables needed! So, knowing both of their loves for all things barbecue, I made some of their favorite homemade barbecue rubs and had the kids help make a barbecue apron for our King of the Grill!
Even though my daughter loves being a princess, my husband has always made sure to encourage her to pursue non-princess interests. Instead of a dollhouse, we have a fire/ police station. In addition to her toy kitchen, we have a workbench. And because she always sees her father fixing everything, she has shown an interest in it too. Just this past weekend, she took her tools outside and started “fixing” her scooter. My husband is the Mr. Fix-It Dad and my dad is the Go-To Guy Dad! What type of father is yours?
She knows all the names of the tools in her toolbox and loves to “fix stuff” like her daddy. And this is all because of her father, who never told her girls can’t do certain things or shouldn’t do certain activities. Instead, he, like my father, encourages her to do everything and anything she wants.
For this gift, there are four parts:
Step 2: DIY the apron and the barbecue rubs! (instructions below!)
Step 3: Assemble the care package (apron, barbecue rubs, cards) in the gift bag!
DIY Father’s Day Barbecue Apron
Fabric paint, plain apron, paint brushes
Spread out your materials. You are going to want to paint in an area that can be sprayed down afterwards if you are working with kids. Arrange your paints, and get your kids in clothes they can get dirty (or none at all like me). Then let them have at it! The more fun they have, the prouder they are going to be of their wonderful DIY apron!
DIY Homemade Rubs
Cumin, salt, garlic flakes, garlic powder, ground black pepper, paprika, red pepper, parsley, oregano, chives.
Measure out ingredients on a piece of parchment paper, then fold the parchment paper into a funnel and pour into an empty mason jar. Shake to evenly mix spices or use a whisk. Put on the top and you are set!