Posted by Pistol Pete
You thought this would be a Friday the 13th post…wrong.
I’ve often wondered why people make such a big deal about Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gets short shrift. I think I’ve figured it out.
Americans are expected to spend $7 billion less on Father’s Day gifts this year than they were for last month’s Mother’s Day. According to a study by the National Retail Federation, consumers are slated to spend a total $12.5 billion on Father’s Day, which falls on June 15 this year, compared to the estimated $19.9 billion they were projected to spend on Mother’s Day, which was celebrated on May 11.
Mom is the one who cooked your meals,made your bed,eased your pain,hugged you when you were afraid and would walk through fire to protect you.
Dad dished out the punishment,yelled at you not to change the TV channel when he’s watching it,complained when you forgot to put gas in the car,told you to mow the lawn and wanted to know when you were going to get a job….when you were 12.
Moms were soft and loving,dads were a little more firm trying to teach you some of life’s lessons. It’s akin to the difference between democrats and republicans. One functions strictly on emotion,the other on reasoned thinking and hard facts. It all depends on your upbringing and how emotionally and morally mature you are. If there was no father in your life chances are you never learned many lessons only a man can teach.
My dad died when I was three and if it hadn’t been for mom having Gramma and Grampa’s farm to move us to I’d be an even bigger mess than I am now. Mom walked me to school and held me when I was afraid. Granny did everything when mom took off for long periods of time with her latest flame.
Grandpa was not a physically compassionate man,I can’t recall him ever hugging me. But he did teach me volumes of life’s lessons about what’s really important,what is trivial,what is worth working for and how to enjoy what you’ve done just for the joy of doing it.
Hallmark has come out with a line of Father’s Day cards for gay dads.
If you find this entire post sophomoric and a complete waste of time then things are about normal.
Grannyism: “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.”