Updated: Oct 7, 2018
The biggest day of the year is almost here. 6 short weeks after you watched your kids giddily rub their hands together in glee, before attacking your entire Christmas bonus in the form of a mountain of shiny paper wrapped boxes containing the finest in Sony, Apple, and Paw Patrol, roles have reversed and its now dads time to have some fun.
This coming Sunday, your brood is going to get to watch dad dive head first into a case of the finest libations that our local Labatt brewery has to offer, and listen to you tear into some hot sauce dipped and delicious wings of chickens.
One thing Dad Club London prides itself in is helping dads do it right. Super Bowl Sunday is no exception.
This Sunday, we witness the penultimate battle of two NFL titans. The best offence meets the best defense. The handsome QB with the Victoria’s Secret model wife meets the team where no one knows what any players look like with their helmet off. Atlanta will fling the ball around the field, Bill Bellicheck will scowl at people, and Lady Gaga will emerge at half time in some sort of clothing item that would be better suited feeding starving children.
I’m here today to provide some dad hacks to make sure you make the most out of Super Bowl Sunday, and are able to differentiate it from the other Sundays where your kids are likely driving you up the wall, and you’re counting down the hours until they pass out from exhaustion and you get to go to bed knowing tomorrow brings the sweet refuge of your peaceful cubicle.
The goal of any Super Bowl Sunday is the same for any dad with kids at home and the big game starting right after dinner. GET A CHANCE TO WATCH IT. The best way to do this is to follow our tried and true three step process.
Step One - Preparation
You gotta be sneaky with kids. Anytime they know you’re trying to get something for yourself, their first reaction is “what’s in it for me?”. I’ve spent many years instilling into my kids that coffee is gross and only for mommies and daddies. Anytime I am buying myself something they shouldn’t have, it’s now coffee. A Coke Zero on a hot day? Sorry, dad’s having coffee. Going to the beer store? Nope, this is the coffee store. Nothing for kids here. It works.
The only downside is that you just look like someone with issues that need 12 steps to fix when you have your kids friends and their dads over for a Sunday morning play date, and mention that you’re going to make some coffee, and your kid opens the basement fridge and hands you a beer. This happened. But dads understand, and we don’t judge.
Now that you have a plan of attack for your beer, here’s how you prepare for snacks. You wait until your kids are napping, in school, at daycare, or otherwise occupied with something where their reaction to anything you do is “yeah whatever old man, keep it down because we are watching Max and Ruby over here.”