Do Dads Get a Bum Deal on Father’s Day?

June 12th, 2008


“Just look at this!” DH exclaimed, gazing at the selection of grilling guides artfully arranged in the bookstore in anticipation of Father’s Day .

“You Moms get spa outings and retreats on Mother’s Day! Us Dads? We’re expected to fire up the grill. And now, we can’t even do that right! You Green Moms are telling us we have to learn how to grill green!”

I laughed, but then I reconsidered. Gee, I realized, school’s even out for Father’s Day. No artfully decorated gifts from the kiddos, carefully project-managed by the kids’ teachers. No, it’s all up to the kiddos and/or Mom to figure out how to commemorate Father’s Day.

What do you think? Do we need to reinvent how we celebrate Father’s Day? What are your traditions?

— Lynn

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3 Responses to “Do Dads Get a Bum Deal on Father’s Day?”

  1. Expat Chef on June 12, 2008 5:03 pm

    Heh. I just saw a link that said, “Surprise Dad with a Home Improvement Project!” The only surprise around here would be if he wanted to do it. :) But he can grill.

    I know, some of the promotions are just ridiculous! My DH saw that one too and groaned! Thanks for stopping by! — Lynn

  2. mama k on June 12, 2008 6:22 pm

    hmmm… well I think the whole mother’s day/father’s day thing is too commercialized anyway. A card and breakfast in bed should be sufficent in my book. :)

    I agree! Well put! — Lynn

  3. Kristen on June 14, 2008 11:57 am

    My DH loves a project, so long as it’s in the yard. Nothing would make him happier than me begging him to rip up some of what little grass we have yet to plant a variety of new plants or veggies.

    This isn’t necessarily a good thing – let’s just say we have the most “interesting” looking yard in the neighborhood – but he gets such pleasure out of being a Yard Warrior that I don’t have the heart to stop him in the name of good taste and aesthetics.

    If only I could channel a fraction of that curiosity and drive into indoor housework.

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