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Father’s Day: A Different Perspective

Yesterday was the annual celebration we call “Father’s Day”, where you celebrate everything that your Father is about, and watch the U.S. Open final round (unless multiple weather delays occur).

Father’s Day has never meant what it does to most people I know. I have never known, let alone met my biological father. I am willing to guess that celebrating Father’s Day is similar to how you celebrate Mother’s Day, except there’s less pink and more golf around.

What do single-parent children do when the day for the non-existant parent comes around? I’m not talking about a parent that is no longer alive, that’s a completely different situation where you celebrate their memory. I have never celebrated anything on Father’s Day; that day is reserved for U.S. Open final round viewing. Wouldn’t it be an appropriate action to celebrate your existing parent? Whether it’s a single-mom or single-dad, they play the role of both Mom and Dad when raising children.

Maybe next year, my Mom will have two ‘holidays’ to be celebrated; though for what parents do for their children, they should be celebrated every day.

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