Some people ask me why I don't write anything about Fathers Day. There are a couple of reasons, the main one being I don't feel we need a special day for fathers. Not for mothers either, and especially not for Valentines. I find it nicer to receive praise or appreciation when it's not forced or expected.
These days are very special in many countries. But it's ironic how the men who pull out all stops for Valentines and Mothers Day are the ones who treat women worst. And often also are terrible fathers. I don't understand why women go along with this. It makes them look cheap.
I don't need a special day telling me I'm a great father. And I don't want my wife or my kids doing things just because this is supposedly a day for daddy. Every day is Fathers day in our family. Every day is also Mothers Day and Valentines Day.
For the people who never received appreciation on random days, give it a try. Pick up some flowers or a gift on a regular Tuesday just because you feel like it. Then see what kind of great response you get. Or take your wife out for dinner on a rainy Wednesday in October, when she doesn't expect it, and see how much more special than Valentines it becomes.
I much prefer daily or random appreciation. The kids telling me nice things, drawing something cute, or wife picking up a gift of some kind. Then I know it's from the heart, not because of a certain date.
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