How I Spent my Dadcation at #DestinationDad

How I Spent my Dadcation at #DestinationDad

It’s the question that always gets asked this time of year: “What do you get for a dad for Father’s Day?”

Answers will always differ from dad to dad, of course. Most will be happy just to get a card and a little acknowledgement. Some dads want meat and beer and lots of it. Others want equipment to make meat and beer delicious. Many men want tools, or a new shirt, or fancy watch, or the latest geek gadget. A select few pin their hopes and dreams on that huge new TV.

As for me, as the stay-at-home dad to two extremely busy little boys, what I want is pretty simple: a vacation. A dadcation, if you will. I don’t get a lot of down-time, and what I do get almost always comes at the expense of sleep, or getting things done around the house. But dangit, I need a break.

But if you’re stuck for ideas about what to get for the dad in your life, lucky for you Sears recently got in touch inviting me and the boys to come check out their claims to be THE destination for dads this Father’s Day.

As you can see, we had a blast.


Have an awesome mustache? Or just a sweet fake one? Enter SEARS’ “Snap Your ‘Stache” Contest!

sears-stacheSears wants you to honor dad this Father’s Day through their “Snap Your ‘Stache” contest — a nationwide search for the greatest mustache in the land.
From now until June 15, dads can snap a mustache selfie and share it at for a chance to win the Ultimate Father’s Day gift:  a trip to the Craftsman MAKEcation, where he’ll meet a celebrity and learn to make whiskey, grill steaks, and amass survival skills. Su-weeeet.

Runner up prizes include other great gifts including a Craftsman Quiet Lawnmower Craftsman portable gas grill and Craftsman MACH Series tools.

Don’t have a mustache? No problem! Make one. That’s right, make one. I don’t care if it’s a stick-on, a piece of paper, or a particularly friendly caterpillar.

So what are you waiting for? Even if your ‘stache is lacking, everyone who enters will receive $5 in Shop Your Way points to use towards dad’s Father’s Day gift. Also, Shop Your Way members can vote for their favorite mustache submission, which will enter them into a sweepstakes for 250,000 in points (a value of $250).

Disclosure: I partnered with Sears and Life of Dad, LLC for this Father’s Day promotion and was compensated for my involvement.”

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