Many Dads Are Forgotten on Father’s Day
When my son was born, things didn't exactly go as I imagined they would. I had to have an emergency C-section and was in excruciating pain for days afterward, but I will be forever thankful for my husband who never left my side and who helped with taking care of our little guy those really hard first few days.
When my husband returned to work after taking a couple weeks off to get to know our son, he told the women at work about all the diapers and feedings and time he spent cuddling and soothing our boy. They couldn't believe what a hands-on dad he was. Jay came home and told me what they'd said and with a look of confusion on his face, he said: "Isn't that how all dads are supposed to be?"
Yes. That's how all dad are supposed to be. And you know what? There ARE so many dads just like my husband who don't get the recognition they deserve because instead of hearing about all the good dads, news about the bad ones is constantly shoved down our throats.
It makes me really sad how many amazing dads are overlooked on Father's Day. The research firm Toluna says that 40% of men and 36% of women feel Father's Day doesn't get as much attention as it deserves.
Dads were asked if money weren't an object and they could get whatever they wanted, what they'd like as a gift for Father's Day. 41% of dads said they'd ask for a new car and 15% said a boat or yacht. I'm going to guess you can't exactly afford to get dad a new car or a boat, but you can't definitely buy or make him a card and call him on Father's Day, which is this Sunday, June 18th.
If you have an amazing dad, why not make sure he knows how much you love him? Not just on Father's Day, but every day. You know, saying "I love you" to dad doesn't cost a dime.
[via PR Newswire]