I Want To Make It Up To You, Dad

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My dad, Chris, reads my blog even though he obviously isn’t a multi-tasking mummy. This is just one of the ways he has always been there to support me throughout my life.

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But, in reminiscing over the past 33 years, I think I’ve probably put him through his fair share of stress.

I also need to right my wrongs in terms of failed Father’s Day presents. Last year I bought my dad the exact same travel wallet that I bought him for father’s day the year before.

So for that, and the other crap I’ve put my dad through, I need to make it up to him with experiences that will hopefully help him forget the times when I perhaps was not the model teenage daughter ( I think most of the crap I put him through was during my teenage years), it’s all about cleaning the slate. I’m not talking gadgets and gizmos either, I want to give him something to remember because to me, he’s the world’s best dad and he deserves it, 100 times over.

But which of the 2000 RedBalloon experiences do I choose?

For the stress I put my dad through while he was teaching me to drive in my ’86 Corolla, perhaps a V8 Race Car Driving Experience. Every Saturday my dad would wait patiently for me to finish work (I was a tea and tidy girl at a hairdresser) so I could drive home. Who knows what was going through his mind about the drive back home. I’m surprised he didn’t do what mum did once, out of pure frustration she made me get out of the car on the side of the road and then she drove off. But don’t worry, she did come back to get me. But dad, he was always cool and calm…on the outside.

V8 Driving Experience
For the pain I put dad through every month with my period driven moods (poor dad, I don’t know how he lived in a house with 4 women!), a Massage and Footbath for Men. I remember dad used to conveniently disappear when he needed to, I don’t blame him.

massage and foot bath for men
For when I went through the apparent devastation of breaking up with boyfriends and dad was the worst person in the world – a Jetpack and Flyboard Experience. In my mind, Dad too was a male you see and when I broke up with a boyfriend, well, dad was to blame because, you know, all men are the same and my life was ending! Oh the things I could tell my teenage self!

jetpack experience
For the times I haven’t spoken to my dad in ages perhaps a Guided Wine Tour with Tastings and Two Course Lunch.  The one thing we love doing together is appreciating good wine, I’m the only one out of my mum and two sisters that likes a good drop.  I think dad secretly hoped one of us would, I remember he always used to offer me ‘a taste’ at the dinner table.

wine tour
For the constant fighting with my sisters growing up, perhaps a Photo Shoot to capture the fact that we really are perfect angels.  As much as everyone may think that growing up relatively close in age with two other sisters is great, a lot of the time my sisters and I just didn’t get on. There were always yelling matches and slamming doors. Dad was the peacekeeper.

photo shoot
For driving me around the country side for soccer and softball training, I think 3 Golf Lessons with a PGA Pro would be a great way to say ‘thanks dad’. Playing Golf is his ultimate favourite thing to do.

golf lessons
For the times I took over the dial-up modem for hours on end to surf this brand new thing called the ‘internet’ – a Craft Beer Tasting and Colonial Grit Discovery Walking Tour exploring Brisbane’s Laneway pubs. Can you take me too, dad? We’ve always talked about doing a pub crawl together!

craft beer tasting brisbane
For the times my sisters and I took over the TV to watch Home and Away – 4 Gold Class Cinema Experiences. But I think this gift would also be great to say ‘Thank you, Dad’ for all the times he let me stay up late at night to watch Star Wars with him. I was probably only 10 years old and my bedtime was around 8pm. Once my two younger sisters were asleep my dad would cough, this was his less obvious signal to me that the coast was clear and I could get out of bed and come to the lounge room. I always thought it was the coolest thing ever that I was allowed to stay up late to watch Star Wars.

gold class cinema experience
For the times when my sisters and I left dad to pitch our huge tent in the middle of summer while we escaped to the beach, dad definitely deserves a Luxury Overnight Brisbane Getaway with Breakfast and Mini Bar. He even put up all the bunk beds and camping cupboards too. We’re talking a 12 man tent here!

luxury overnight getaway Brisbane
After deliberating over my list and narrowing it down, I think I’d have to select the Craft Beer Tasting and Colonial Grit Discovery Walking Tour. To me, this sums up our relationship. My dad is like a mate to me, I would happily sit at the pub with my dad over a beer and talk about life.

Thanks dad, you’re the absolute best!

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Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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24 Comments

  1. August 29, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    I just saw those jet pack things on Getaway tonight. Crazy! And totally not my dad’s style lol

    Dads who have survived teenager daughters deserve something amazing though. My dad is tough to buy for. He doesn’t drink, isn’t a huge foodie, and not a daredevil, but Redballoon have some great day trips to explore the local sights by boat cruise or similar. He loves getting out & seeing somewhere new & practicing his very amateur photography skills.

  2. August 29, 2015 / 9:52 pm

    My dad would love the 30min helicopter flight over Sydney – he moved back to NZ about 20 years ago but still counts Sydney as his favourite big city. And I’d love to go with him!!

  3. August 31, 2015 / 8:04 am

    I give my twin boys’ dad – Craft Beer Tasting and Colonial Grit Discovery Walking Tour. – he has been my rock through 3 cancer diagnoses now in 3 yrs and there is nothing he loves or deserves more than a cold beer to chill out with,.

  4. karina l
    August 31, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    My Dad loves his planes so a sky diving experience would be perfect for him. He needs a bit of excitement in his retirement days anyway.

  5. karina l
    August 31, 2015 / 2:55 pm

    My Dad loves his planes so a sky diving experience would be perfect for him. He needs a bit of excitement in his retirement days anyway.
    monkywong@gmail.com

  6. Sonya
    August 31, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    I’d use it to partly pay for a hot-air balloon ride, as my dad and my mum have wanted to do that for years!

  7. DIANA O
    August 31, 2015 / 8:25 pm

    Trial Introductory Jet Turbine Helicopter Flight – 30 Minute.
    Dad’s said he’d give his left hand to fly a chopper, so has to be this!

  8. Ern
    August 31, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    V8 Race Car Training Experience – Half Day. It’s so my Dad, and to make a day of it would feel like value to money for him.

  9. Claire thrower
    August 31, 2015 / 9:16 pm

    Would love to get my dad the hot laps, loves watching the v8’s, he would be thrilled to do some Laps.

  10. Karly
    September 1, 2015 / 3:27 pm

    I’m tempted to say the 60 minute indulgent facial, knowing he’d tell me to keep it! LOL My second choice is the night photography workshop in Brisbane…dad’s a keen photographer but I know he could do with a few tips on how to take great photos at night.

  11. Ying Ying TAN
    September 2, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    My dad loves going to the movies with mum, hoping to get him the Gold Class Cinema Experience for 4 and crossing fingers he would invite my husband and myself to join them lol!!
    tan_ying_ying@hotmail.com

  12. Maria Stringer
    September 3, 2015 / 12:36 am

    I just brought a voucher for my sons birthday, it would be great for my husband to win this so they could share an experience together.

  13. Fiona
    September 3, 2015 / 11:58 am

    A Sydney Harbour Bridge Day Climb,
    I’m sure would blow my dad’s mind.
    The best harbour – would be great to view.
    and a bit of fitness for him too!

  14. Eva Kiraly
    September 3, 2015 / 2:50 pm

    Any Car race or Monster Truck experience would make Dad happy, I’m sure he’s fuel injected and has rubber feet!

  15. Janine Gardiner
    September 3, 2015 / 9:24 pm

    It has to be a Jigsaw Puzzle of us three kids. He is addicted to Jigsaws and would laugh his head off if he saw one like that, especially if we do one of our weird photo poses that he loves so much.

  16. Qui Truong
    September 4, 2015 / 1:31 am

    Cheese Tasting at Fort Denison because my dad loves cheese. He always has to say, ‘Did you hear about the cheese factory that exploded in France? There was nothing left but debrie.’ Everytime we eat cheese.

  17. Michelle V
    September 4, 2015 / 6:33 am

    My beautiful elderly dad loves to do jigsaw puzzles. He has completed so many and takes great pride in doing them and gluing them so they can be displayed. He has recently undergone major heart surgery and is recovering well. I’d get the jigsaw puzzle using a photo of his 7 grand kids and 1 great grand child. He would treasure it forever.

  18. sapshu
    September 4, 2015 / 11:51 am

    My dad would be over the moon if he gets to experience Harley Davidson Motorcycle Melbourne Tour – 1 Hour. That is his dream bike but he was never able to buy it because of tight budget.

  19. Ange
    September 4, 2015 / 1:19 pm

    Love to take dad whale watching, he is a great admirer of whales and also wanted to see one up close

  20. Phillip Cunningham
    September 4, 2015 / 1:58 pm

    The Sydney Rocks Ghost Tour as they are really great, it’s so eerie going on them and seeing what lies beyond life.

  21. Cate
    September 4, 2015 / 4:19 pm

    For my Dad who had to put up with 4 daughters bringing their boyfriends, and eventually husbands home to meet him-a helicopter flight over Sydney. It will help him continue to hover over us and make sure we are safe and loved. Now he has a herd of grandchildren to adore (and protect) too.

  22. Ang t
    September 4, 2015 / 5:58 pm

    My dad would love the gold class for 4 then we could all go as a family great bonding time for us all

  23. Stacey Shailer
    September 4, 2015 / 10:07 pm

    I’d get a Photo Shoot, with his kids and grandchildren scattered all around the country, I know my Dad would love a beautiful family photo of everyone together to proudly hang on the wall.