Waitin' for the Weekend: Saturday with Daddy
SATURDAY MORNINGS I'M ALWAYS THE FIRST TO WAKE UP!
Waking up Mom and Dad, dressing to the smell of coffee, having a leisurely breakfast, is just the beginning of the best day of the week--because Saturday is a special day, the day a boy and his dad do all the things that they love to do together.
Singing their favorite songs, they drive down to Patel's Market for wieners and to the Handy Hardware Store, where they get a new barbeque grill and head home for the promised hot dog dinner. The boy "helps" Dad put it together, holding the big wrench while Dad tightens the screws.
And when they're done, it's time to break in that barby, grilling the best hot dogs yet!
ON SATURDAY, I WEAR THE SAME SORT OF APRON AS DAD!
Mom adds her special side dishes to the feast, and then it's time for a snooze in the hammock with Dad!
Even pachyderms can be paternal, and every dad gets his due in Dan Andreason's Saturday with Daddy (Henry Holt, 2013). Andreason's jolly father-and-son story, featuring a family, who, despite artist Andreason's use of blue for the elephant characters, is definitely not in a blue mood, just right for young preschoolers to celebrate doing those Saturday duties with dad. Read this one along with Robin Pulver's insightful Saturday Is Dadurday, in which a mom and dad play tag team to keep the fun in Saturday even when work duties intervene (see review here.)