Early this week I went shopping for Father’s Day cards and I was pretty appalled at their selection of “funny” cards. Many of them were much like this one:
Can you image the outrage if that card was directed at a Mom for Mother’s Day? I saw one card that alluded to Father’s Day being the only day Dad got to wear the pants in the family…..again, let’s switch the roles here and consider giving that card to a mom on her special day. Even if we changed it up a bit and showed mom in front of, say a trashcan filled with trash and had her remarking “so you say Dad takes this someone every week…hmmmm”.
I see it all the time on Facebook, movies, books, etc. The internet is full of dad bashing, like this photo I’ve seen circulating recently, with captions about the difference between mom and dad caring for the baby:
I’m quite certain the first time I tried wrapping my baby, it didn’t turn out too well either. Or then there are pictures like this one, suggesting our husbands are just so stupid they will put the bottle in the nose — really? REALLY?
Or that dads are not able to cook a meal, while moms make a 5 course meal every night.
Look, I’m not saying that guys don’t have a sense of humor. My husband has a great sense of humor! What I am saying is that just because they appreciate good humor, it doesn’t mean that they don’t also deserve to be shown some respect AND appreciation for what they do.
This year for Father’s Day, I’d love to see the Internet flooded with stories of support for dads. They deserve it!