I hope everyone had an enjoyable Father’s Day. Hopefully you got to spend some time with your dad or if you are a father, with your kids.
I traveled back to Waterloo this past weekend and was able to spend some time with my dad. I so enjoy spending time with him. We grilled out. We even had grilled Romaine salad with homemade dressing. After supper we looked around the farm and garden and got updated on the rmodeling efforts. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable day.
Father’s Day is one time a year when we set aside time to honor and thank dear ole Dad. Here’s some interesting stats about dads in America that I wanted to share with you.
The estimated number of fathers in the United States.
The estimated number of single dads in America.
The estimated number of stay-at-home dads in America who tend to an average of 369,000 children.
The average estimated amount spent on Father’s Day gifts in America.
The average gift amount spent per dad on a Father’s Day gift in America.
The percentage of people who celebrate Dad by eating at a restaurant.
The year Father’s Day became an official holiday via President Nixon.
If you are like me, you grew up watching sitcoms on TV. I can remember when there were only 3 channels to choose from. I grew up watching other families and through the years there have been some really top-notch dads on these shows. Just for fun I thought I would give you my Top 10 list for the best TV dads through the year.
Top TV Dads
- Cliff Huxtable (“The Cosby Show”)
- Mike Brady (“The Brady Bunch”)
- Danny Tanner (“Full House”)
- Michael Bluth (“Arrested Development”)
- Tim Taylor (“Home Improvement”)
- Jack Arnold (“The Wonder Years”)
- Charles Ingalls (“Little House on the Prairie”)
- Sheriff Andy Taylor (“The Andy Griffith Show”)
- Carl Winslow (“Family Matters”)
- Maxwell Sheffield (“The Nanny”)
So do you agree with these? Are there any good ones that I left out? What do you think of my order? There are some really great dads out there and I am glad that we can take the time to honor them.