5. Wait for the grass to grow a little in the backyard and use the lawnmower to cut short minigolf courses. Using a small garden fork, remove a patch of grass the width of a 2l coke bottle and store it in a shady place, as you want to replace this grass again. Cut off the bottom of a 2l coke bottle and use that as the hole. Insert the bottle in the hole you made in your dad’s perfect lawn and there you go – a minigolf course. Use dad’s putter and golf ball and find out who the family minigolf champ is!
6. Do as many activities with your family as you possibly can – exercise together, do arts and crafts, play games, draw on the pavement with chalk, face paint, cook and bake together, have a movie night with popcorn, karaoke … literally anything and everything. As a dad, I've had to endure a make-up session, a full pedi (by my three-year-old daughter) and face paint galore. Do the things you never have the time or courage for.
7. Take photos of all your collectable travel items. I collect model aircraft.