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Feast on cards as family plans for Father's Day

EXCITED: Abbie Arandale and her children Connagh, 5, Charli, 2, and Tobi, 8, are looking forward to Father’s Day on Sunday, September 7.
EXCITED: Abbie Arandale and her children Connagh, 5, Charli, 2, and Tobi, 8, are looking forward to Father’s Day on Sunday, September 7. Nicky Moffat

FIVE-year-old Connagh Arandale is planning to turn chef for his dad, Tony (Humpty) Arandale, on Father's Day on Sunday, September 7.

While the gift that mum Abbie, his two sisters, eight-year-old Tobi and two-year-old Charli were planning for their dad was strictly under wraps, Connagh was happy to reveal a giant breakfast was already being plotted.

"He would like some sausages, cooked, with some eggs, fried," he said.

"And the eggs have a little chopped up ham in them, and some chicken on the other side."

Wow, it sounds like this kid can cook.

But Tobi, whose idea the breakfast was originally, said the kids would all make it together.

"It'd be fun to do it as a group. Connagh can help," she said.

Abbie Arandale said Father's Day is about her kids being able to appreciate their dad, but it is also about celebrating her own relationship with her stepfather, with whom she grew up but who sadly passed away from a heart attack, and her relationship with her father.

"Father's Day makes us make the opportunity to go see him (my father), whereas otherwise we don't communicate," she said.

Ms Arandale said Father's Day would be a modest celebration at her house.

"I'd hope we acknowledge each other every day. We try to thank each other for what we do."

To celebrate our fathers in the region, The Observer would like to know what you love most about your dad.

Send us a photo of you and your dad and tell us what you love most about him. Email newsroom@gladstoneobserver.com.au with Father's Day in the subject line.

Topics:  families, father's day, parenting




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