Father’s Day is quickly approaching… are you scrambling to buy the perfect card for dad?
I’ve been looking for a good one, but can’t find exactly what I’d like. Am I being too picky? Nope, I don’t think so. I don’t think our standards for Father’s Day cards are high enough.
Where am I going with this?
Well, according to the cards I’ve seen, dad’s only drink beer, control the remote while sitting in their favorite chair, BBQ, cut the grass, or golf. I don’t know about you, but there’s a lot more to my dad than those stereotypes.
Father’s are not the doofus’ American culture has made them out to be. They are not the incapable characters many TV shows have created. They are not another child that a woman needs to parent. Fathers are equal parents who are just as loving and just as responsible for kids as mothers.
Can you imagine what would happen if Mother’s Day cards featured vacuums, women cooking, washing the dishes, folding laundry, and cleaning the house? That wouldn’t fly… would it? So, why is the dad stereotype allowed to continue? Gender roles fluctuate with couples, after all, marriage and love is about a partnership.
My dad is awesome. Sure, he cuts the grass, has an occasional beer, and we fight over the remote, but is that all he is?
No, he’s a role model who’s always there for me. When I think of my Dad, I remember childhood ski trips, 100 mile bike rides together, and his love, support, and encouragement.
So, Dad, Happy Father’s Day… I’m glad a greeting card doesn’t begin to describe your parenting!