Dad bod not required, but recommended

Dad bod not required, but recommended

Hi friends,

I woke up in a panic today realizing that not only had I not gotten anything for my father dearest for Father’s Day, but I also hadn’t given you guys any ideas for what to give your padre.. how rude of me, I know. But the good news is that there are still 5 days until the big day so last minute shopping is in full effect. And before I even start this I would like to point out that grillin’ spatulas, ties, and homemade bookmarks are all great gifts, but we are going high class around here because my father would expect no less.

Now sometimes I wonder why there is not a daughter’s day.. I am a wonderful daughter, I should be rewarded. But then I realize that dads get their own special day because they have spent 18 years providing places to live, food to eat, and dad jokes to laugh at. Now moms are wonderful at back-scratching, making chicken enchiladas, taking their daughters on countless shopping trips to Ross, and helping pick out the perfect prom dress (or maybe that’s just my mom, she’s pretty great). But this post is about the big poppas out there holding it down for the fam. Where dads may lack in maternal instincts and the ability to hang dry their dau clothes after countless times of telling them they get ruined in the dryer.. they make up for it by saying yes when mom says no, commenting on how ripped your jeans are and asking where the rest of your skirt went, and even killing small, life-threatening insects and rodents.

If it weren’t for the whitey-white skin, huge quads, and sarcastic manner, we may never be sure that Jimmy boy is my dad. But lucky for me Jimbo is the best bodyguard, ATM and Cabo club dance partner all wrapped up into one (see video below) daddy-o. So ya know I won’t really get too sappy about him, but I do love the big fella and he may even grace us with his presence for a blogpost later this week.

All of this was the longest intro ever into a gift guide for your pops, so sorry I got a little wordy today. Enjoy this gift guide, buy some gifts and hope that dad subtracts the gift from the running tab of everything you owe him throughout the years.

Have the best of evenings and we shall chat tomorrow.

Xo, Ciera

A Lot of Fun Facts, a Couple of Pictures

  1. My name is Ciera, spelled differently because apparently my mother never wanted me to have souvenir keychains with my name on them.
  2. My family calls me Cece, Ce, Cecer, Cereal, and whatever version of Ciera my nieces and nephews come up with that day.

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    My big ol’ happy family.
  3. I could drink a slurpee every single day of my life and still love them just as much.
  4. I spend more time at other people’s homes than my own. I am practically a full-time dog/house sitter.
  5. Brittany, better known as Buck, is my best friend (since kindergarten) and told me to write what toothpaste I use, so I guess Crest??

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    Cute little Brittany and I senior year.
  6. I complained every time my mom would take me to spinning classes in middle school and wouldn’t even break a sweat (probably because I didn’t actually turn the dial up).
  7. I now sweat it out 4-5 times a week as a spinning and exercise instructor. Oh my how times have changed. 🙂
  8. I am an ugly crier. My face scrunches up so much and my whole family makes fun of me for it.
  9. I can sleep through anything and everything… even bloody noses.

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    Kids, this is what happens when you talk back to your mom… just kidding, don’t keep sleeping while your nose bleeds.
  10. I am fluent in Spanish and constantly correct my Dad’s Spanglish he claims to know.
  11. Most of my family lives in Reno. All 3 of my brother’s live within 5 minutes of my parents’ house.

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    These would be the brothaaaas.
  12. I will pet any and all dogs. I will even chase lost dogs around until I can coerce them into my car. I return lost dogs. don’t worry.. but when they need help and love, I gladly provide it.
  13. I used to take singing lessons and every single showcase I would sing “Complicated” by Avril Lavigne. Besides the one year that I asked my mom if I could sing “Dirrty” by Christina Aguilera.. she said NO! Apparently it wasn’t an appropriate song for an 8 year old.
  14. Bella is my fur child that I love like a real baby. She’s pretty sassy (must take after her mother).

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    Bella being her cute little self.
  15. My mom and I still wear matching outfits without planning it. She thinks its great, especially when people ask if we are sisters. *sigh*
  16. I can easily eat 10 pieces of pizza in a sitting.
  17. I am a Christmas enthusiast and believe that Christmas music is best played year-round. I try to inspire/force my family into the holiday spirit with me.

That’s it for now!

XO, Ciera