How much more money and time did you spend celebrating Mothers Day than you did Fathers Day this year? Now how about for your spouse? I feel so guilty this morning looking back at my Mother’s Day vs. my husband’s Father’s Day. Here are 5 reasons why I owe my husband a Father’s day do-over:
- He had to work on Fathers Day after already working one of his busiest weeks ever with his job.
- He had to wake up 3 hours earlier for his job on Fathers Day.
- He worked 2 hours longer for his job on Fathers Day.
- He just wanted to relax and do nothing after he got home; I insisted we all go out to a restaurant.
- He wanted to watch TV and NOT talk about work; I brought up his job 3 more times.
Now let me change that all around to if that happened to ME on Mother’s Day; I would be fuming! Then, I think back to how he treated me on Mother’s Day and I feel the guilt.
- I was off from work that day.
- I didn’t have to set an alarm clock or wake up with the kids because he took care of them.
- He made me breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- He listened to what I wanted that day, including some time to myself at the mall.
- He pampered me and made it a stress-free day.
Dads and Husbands are too often portrayed as the “dumb idiot” who can’t handle the kids or do anything right; and that is not fair. My husband, my father, my father-in-law, and many men I know are patient, hard working, and show unconditional love. They deserve more credit and should be pampered just as much on Father’s Day as we moms are on Mother’s Day.