Stuart Dallas's plans for Father's Day have been kicked into touch by the return to football in England this week.
The Northern Ireland star is in Cardiff for Leeds United's crunch clash with their Championship rivals Cardiff City at midday today.
But the Cookstown man will be flying back to be with wife Juneve and their three children this evening in Leeds, and says Father's Day has always been a tradition in his family.
"I always call my dad, Alan, on Father's Day," the 29-year-old told Sunday Life. "Particularly since I moved away from home eight years ago to follow my career.
"But I suspect today I might get a call from him to either congratulate me on a good result or give off to me for having a bad game! I'm very thankful to my dad for all the support he has shown me, and I wouldn't be where I am now without him. My family back home has always been very important to me.
"Unfortunately I won't be with my own family over here because we flew in to Cardiff yesterday. I fly back after the game on the afternoon, and then we will do something together as a family.
"For me, it has always been a day to show your appreciation to your father, and I must admit it means more to me now having become a father myself.
"My missus makes a deal out of it, me not so much, and sometimes I have to be reminded when it is coming up, my memory isn't too good.
"We have three kids, a daughter and two sons aged eight, three and almost two. The boys will just want a party tonight but my daughter knows what Father's Day is about, she will make a card for me in her room because she's like that, she's very caring."
Dallas also revealed his concerns about the effects of Covid-19 on his family both in Yorkshire where he lives and back home in Tyrone where he and his wife are from.
His grandfather has been a major concern since the outbreak and he is also acutely aware of the toll lockdown can take on restricted young children.
"My grandfather has had poor health, he suffered a stroke, a heart attack, has had a heart bypass and he has underlying conditions, but he recovered from it and he is fine now. I have three kids, two at school, and their lives have been turned upside down. My daughter is old enough to understand what is going on, but they miss their friends.
"They have to be schooled at home - my wife looks after that, she's more intelligent than me - but they are not able to see their friends at school or at play.
"At school, they had all their little friends around, but not now. It hit home to me this week when my eldest son, who is three, said 'I miss my friends!' to me - it was like, wow!
"I see it. I see it in their emotions. My wee lad was crying yesterday about missing his friends and it's heartbreaking. The kids miss their grandparents and when planes fly overhead they think Nana and Granda are on the plane coming over to see them. What do you say?
"Because I have lived away from home from a young age, I have had no family bar my wife and kids, so I am used to it. I'm a big boy, I deal with it.
"My wife is also strong but she misses her family back in Cookstown and it affects her. It's only natural but there are people worse off than us and that helps us. Things could be worse.
"Hopefully we are over the worst of it."