My daughter and I were chatting the other night and she brought up an interesting item. Have you ever noticed the difference between Mother's Day and Father's Day?
For Mother's Day, most people give their moms cards, or flowers or both. In fact, my church usually hands out single stems to moms on that Sunday and my daughter's church had actual corsages for their moms. The news ads suggests all sorts of gifts from spa certificates to diamonds and restaurants all advertise specials. In fact, getting into a restaurant for lunch on Mother's Day is albut impossible unless you have a reservation or are visiting a drive-thru! So anything to make life easier for mom is definitely the acceptable course for Mom on her day.
On the flip side, is Father's Day. I always gave my dad a card, but flowers were out of the question. My daughter is a card-making, scrap-booker and usually gives her hubby a desk album of all their kids' pictures. But that is about where the likenesses end. At my church, we give "how to" books to the dads on that Sunday, and my daughter's church passed out tickets to a minor league baseball game. The ads to honor dad generally stay in the hardware/lawncare department, also focusing on grills and backyards. Eating out on Dad's Day is a lot easier, too. I remember taking my dad out several years ago with my sister and our families and we were alone in the restaurant! Does anybody else see the irony here?
It's almost as if Mother's Day is her day off and Father's Day is his day on! Do any of the rest of you get that impression???
I wish all the dads out there, blessings on your own day.