What dads want on Father’s Day

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VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (WIAT) — When it comes to Dad we think of a strong person who leads the front lines of the family. 

So what does our leading man want? 

Joe Phillips, a dad, said, “I want a day not do anything around the house and hang out with my daughter until she gets bored and wants to do her own thing.”
At Mark’s Outdoors, they have many people who turn to them for Father’s Day ideas.
Mark Whitlock,  vice president of Mark’s Outdoors explained, “We prepare for the wives, and daughters and mothers basically for the unknown. We are the experts in the industry if you’re husband, father is an outdoorsman just come to us and we’ll get you taken care of. We speak the language so we know the ins and outs of it.”

They have Father’s Day sales going on, trying to help those last minute shoppers. 

But when it comes to Dad, there was a common theme to what they really want. 

Jamie McKinney, a dad, said, “With the kids getting older they’re starting to go their own way. Twins leaving for college this fall so keeping them around as most as we can right now is really important.”

Shane Underwood, another dad, said, “The older I get the more they mean to me. My kids are getting older so I reflect back when they were younger and get to enjoy and brings back memories so the sentimental ones are the most memorable to me.”

But there’s one gift that topped all the dads I talked to:

Vaughn Jones, a dad explained, “My oldest son, Hunter, was born on June 19, 2016, and, if you go back, June 19 was on a Sunday that was Father’s Day so the best gift I got for Father’s Day was the birth of my first son so that hasn’t been topped yet in 3 years.”
Memories are what dads want. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads! 
Most dads recommended planning something fun they can do as a family because as many said, time is precious.

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