For many people, spring might mean April showers and May flowers, but for dads it means something a little different. Specifically, that they can once again partake in their favorite springtime activities. So here are five activities dads have been itching to do all winter long.
Catch A Baseball Game
Spring baseball is the second best kind of baseball (right after Fall baseball). The beers at the ballgame taste just a little better when there’s still a lingering crispness in the air. Besides, dads are tired of watching sports indoors. For them, getting outside to casually watch baseball and get a little day-drunk is one of the best things about spring.
Set Up The Hammock
The moment it’s warm enough to lay on a hammock outside, dad’s going to set that up. Now, will he take it down at any point before winter? Of course not. Through rain (and rain, and rain) and shine, it will be out there, slowly morphing color as the seasons progress. But no matter how dirty or damp, dad’s going to use it to read outside whenever he can, starting in the spring.
Force The Family To Bike On A Trail
Once the temperature gets into the 60s, dad is going to take out the trusty bike rack and force the family to bike along forest trails every other Sunday until the next freeze hits. He’s going to try to make it sound fun by saying it’s a picnic, but it’s not. It’s just biking somewhere to eat some sandwiches before biking back to the car.
Break Out The Grill
Granted, your dad probably tried to use the grill a few times during raging snowstorms, but with the arrival of spring, he can finally officially grill whenever he wants. He’s probably cleaning the grill right now, as you’re reading this, with a childish glee in his eyes.
Finally Mow The Lawn
Of course, this is what dad is most singularly excited for. After months of inactivity, finally, the lawn requires the gentle touch of multiple whirring blades. Spring means growth. Like, the growth of grass. Grass that very soon will need to be cut. Maybe even a few times a week. It’s enough to make a dad weep tears of joy.