Over time, some things in our relationship have changed, but other aspects have remained the same. Although our lives are a bit more settled and routine now, I suppose that we are still fundamentally the same people that we were when we met during our early days of high school. For my husband, this means that he still whole-heartedly believes in the idea that bigger is better. In our world, anything worth doing is worth doing all the way.
In light of a quickly approaching Father’s Day, I put together a short list of gift ideas for men who also live by my husband's credo. These are all items Geoff bought (or made) in the last few months that make him very happy. A word of warning, though, these gifts are not for the faint hearted. Oh, and you should probably be willing to give up parking your car in your garage.
A Welder for Your Home:
If your reaction to this gift idea, is "WTF?" then you share the same response I had upon hearing this plan. "What do we have around the house that requires welding?" I asked. Plenty, apparently. For starters, there is rebar that must be held in place. Plus, I have found that it is super cool to be able to teach your kids the dangers of looking directly into the welding light when Dad is in the garage working.
A Log Splitter:
Upon hearing that we would be purchasing a log splitter, I naively believed that we were buying something similar to a fancy ax. Although I am not sure what a fancy ax looks like, I never dreamed that it would require us to park our car outside and that it would weigh close to one ton. If you have been reading our blog for a while, you might also know that the Three reside in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is a fairly urban area of the United States.
My backyard is not what you would call a forest.
I added this item to the list for anyone who wants to make their Dad a little something special, rather than simply buying a gift from Home Depot. In this case, why buy a BBQ when you can make one? After watching an episode of Guy's Big Bite on the Food Network, my man thought it would be cool to build a BBQ out of a tire rim. Little did I know that gas grills are for suckers.
Outdoor Pizza Oven:
Yup, you read this last one correctly. An outdoor pizza oven. Why get pizza to go when you can make it in your own backyard?
Actually, I should take that statement back. Who am I kidding? I am pretty excited about this one, especially if it means that my husband is going to be cooking tasty oven fired pizza for me and the kids.
Maybe bigger is better...