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Mothers day vs Fathers day You and me + 4 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4113 posts
11th Jun '13

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mrs jones ♥ 2 kids; Universal City, Texas 2682 posts
11th Jun '13

IMO, I would probably say because of there being so many "sperm donors" nowadays.



But in my case, cause they're hard to shop for. I don't have the slightest clue what to get my dad, so who knows if I'll even get anything. Women on the other hand are easy, flowers, easy peasy. lol

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
11th Jun '13

well if some men actually acted like father and took care of their responsibilities then maybe it would be like that (only towards dead beats)



anyways that false in my house cause so never got me nothing but im gonna get him something lol and take him to dinner so i got "short changed"

You and me + 4 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4113 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting mrs jones ♥:" IMO, I would probably say because of there being so many "sperm donors" nowadays. But in my case, cause ... [snip!] ... clue what to get my dad, so who knows if I'll even get anything. Women on the other hand are easy, flowers, easy peasy. lol"


So true lol

JΔS Georgia 70884 posts
11th Jun '13

I've heard more mothers being whiney about gifts than fathers. I've never met a father who gave two shits about a Father's Day gift.

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
11th Jun '13

In our household we celebrate it equally. We don't buy extravagant gifts, but we will go do something as a family and go eat. For mothers day we took LO to the zoo, and for fathers day dh is taking her to the water park. I'm going to float in the lazy river and be a bum. :D lol.



Growing up I suppose I was more in your position, my dad was MIA so I would get my Granddaddy a card, but got my mom flowers and a card for mothers day.

Ꭶwan♥Nemo 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 7416 posts
11th Jun '13

there are more mothers than fathers.

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
11th Jun '13

I think moms get more cause most of the time moms take in more of the kid responsibility. But I'm more considerate than dh so Father's Day is like Christmas in our house where Mother's Day is nice but nothing crazy special. Dh took ds out and let him pick me out a bear. I cried lol.



I wouldn't say one is more important than the other. It really depends on the house hold I think. Fathers day and Mother's Day were always equal growing up in our house. My dad night have gotten more cause I'm like my mom but us kids always did more for mom on Mother's Day. Cleaned, cooked that kind if stuff.
My cousin is raised by his father and his mother hasn't been apart of his life since he was 1.5 yrs old. So he doesn't celebrate Mother's Day at all. Well he does now cause his step mom is amazing!

user banned California 8675 posts
11th Jun '13

If the fathers are and have been in the picture and have done everything for their kids then heck yeah why not celebrate them? I do celebrate fathers day and my dh is a great father to our kids. My dad also been there. Mothers are just as important as fathers when they both are together to raise their kids. But of course nothing compares to a mothers love and full dedication but in some cases the father plays the mother and father role. So it all depends on everyones situation.
We celebrate mothers and fathers day.

Nicola. (Expecting #2) Due May 23; 1 child; Huntsville, AL, United States 4503 posts
status 11th Jun '13

Well it would make sense because a lot of children, sadly, do not have a father in their life.



Also, I think, for the most part women make a bigger deal out of special occasions. A lot of men couldn't careless about getting gifts and making a big deal out of them.



As for us, we do the same for each other. My fiance is a wonderful dad. So he will be getting a special day, like I did.

You and me + 4 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4113 posts
11th Jun '13

I know last year it was a huge debate where a lot of dads (even deadbeats) were saying that men don't get told happy mothers day on mothers day bc they aren't mothers so why are women being told happy fathers day if they aren't a father.



I have a hard time understanding the gripe. IMO if a woman plays both roles as mother and father she should be recognized on both days and vice versa.



Thoughts?

The ℰffin' D! 2 kids; New York 26316 posts
11th Jun '13

I've never received a gift on Mother's Day. I've always made sure that he had something for Father's Day from the kids, but he doesn't care either way. It's just another day.



But yeah, I suppose Mother's Day seems to be more significant than Father's Day.

Nicola. (Expecting #2) Due May 23; 1 child; Huntsville, AL, United States 4503 posts
status 11th Jun '13
Quoting You and me + 3:" I know last year it was a huge debate where a lot of dads (even deadbeats) were saying that men don't ... [snip!] ... gripe. IMO if a woman plays both roles as mother and father she should be recognized on both days and vice versa. Thoughts?"


If that is what they want, then sure.



My personal opinion is that no matter how amazing a single mother is, and they are amazing, they still do not replace a father.

Gosloving 1 child; Washington 12831 posts
11th Jun '13

I think every holiday now a days is focused more on the gifts rather than the actual meaning of it. Quite ridiculous if you ask me. To answer your question though, imo women expect more expensive gifts than men do. Men are hard to shop for so we ( I at least) only shop for a pair of shoes, a watch, etc.



Men tend to spend a little more on women. Flowers, chocolates, teddy bear, dinner & a gift.



It really depends how you see it. To DH and I both are equally important. We do give gifts to each other but that's not our main focus. We are happy just spending extra time together.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
11th Jun '13

Probably because there seems to be more deadbeat fathers than deadbeat moms. As my dad says "You can always be sure of the mother". :lol: