Is Mother's Day a Bigger Deal Than Father's Day?
@DadandBuried says Mother's Day is more important - and he's not mad about it.
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My kindergartner isn’t spending two hours crafting some macaroni necklace or ceramic ashtray (it was a thing in the 80s) to gift me. His teachers probably won’t even make him fill out one of those funny questionnaires in which he guesses that I’m 104 years old, that my job is “drinking beer and doing what Mommy says,” and that my favorite hobby is “yelling.” My kids aren’t sweating it.
That’s fine! Like most dads, I’m pretty simple. A bottle of booze, some new grilling tongs, maybe an afternoon nap on the couch and I’m all set.
Besides, despite the changing norms and increased domestic role that dads have these days, we’re still lagging behind. Plus, we have a much lower bar to clear. When we contribute at all, we’re treated like royalty, whereas moms go above and beyond every day and still get shamed for not doing more. Mother’s Day should be a bigger deal!
I’m happy to be recognized on Father’s Day but I’m not sweating it.
Just let me watch my The Devil Wears Prada/Working Girl double-feature in peace.