The perks of being a father’s daughter (or son)

What’s one of the only times you can get into the bar worry-free without being 21 (and no, having a fake ID doesn’t count)?

Two words: Dad’s weekend.

Anyway, it’s one of the only times when you can be as potentially drunk (without puking) as you’d like to be, without worry of arrest, public intoxication or whatever other problems you could run into.

But you know what? You’re probably worrying someone, and that’s your dad. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that this is his weekend, not yours. And as cheesy as that sounds, it’s true. Especially when you live in a college town where getting wasted every weekend is a stereotype is essentially a way of life.

Not to say your dad doesn’t want to get drunk with you- I’m sure he’d love to get drunk with you. Just keep in mind that there are plenty of ways to keep him entertained that don’t involve demanding to go to the bar upon his immediate arrival. Here’s some ways to keep the focus on your dad.

1. Take him to an OU event

There are tons of events going on this weekend, from OU’s first basketball game to Alpha Phi Omega’s Home Run Derby. Take a look around and see what other activities the university has to offer, besides ones that support an unhealthy drinking habit.

2. Participate in some outdoor activities

Go on a hike, play corn hole or throw the football around. It’s supposed to be a beautiful day on Saturday, so suck up your Friday night hangover and enjoy the weather before it gets too cold.

3. Offer to pay for some food or drinks

I know it’s exciting to have your dad here to pay for all of your food and drinks, but for those of us whose fathers are paying for tuition, give him a break. Sacrifice a couple bucks to buy your dad his favorite IPA. He’ll probably appreciate it more than you’d think.

So have a great weekend. Go out. Get drunk. Have fun. But remember who it’s all about, because you definitely wouldn’t get to enjoy this beautiful place if it wasn’t for him.


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