Monday, 20 June 2011
To the population of children and adults who have grown up with loving fathers who have been ever so involved in their lives, Fathers' Day is not stupid.
Fathers' Day is a little stupid because - there is quite a large population of children and adults who have lived their entire lives with deadbeats. Having a celebratory day is only rubbing this in. Living with a deadbeat does not mean these children do not love their deadbeats; it only puts cause for celebration on indefinite hold.
Fathers' Day is a little stupid because - the fathers who are not deadbeats never get what they ask for. While mothers get nice loving cards and thoughtful gifts for Mothers' Day: Fathers' get a manly lunch or a tie with LED lights.
Fathers' Day is a little stupid because - History and Travel takes it upon themselves to get inside a father's head and try to decide what kind of television program they enjoy. I assure you Travel: not all fathers are obsessed with Man V Food.
Fathers' Day is a little stupid because - while a good population of children and adults do not experience deadbeats, they do experience detached fathers who they do not know much about and do not feel an ounce of love radiating from their body.
Thus: Fathers' Day is a Little Stupid.