Jun 15, 2008

No Couch Potato Dads here!

In response to an article in the newspaper stating that dads really don't like greeting cards telling them to take the day off, go fishing or play golf or relax in front of the tv with a beer on Father's Day, I offer these ideas. Feel free to print them and give them to Dads!

We moms LOVE the cards that give us pretty flowers and tell us we're special. On Mothers Day, i would love to be depicted as relaxing in a bubble bath, sipping a glass of wine, being served breakfast-in-bed, getting a manicure or taking a nap (even going fishing or watching tv)... and NOT as mopping, scrubbing or doing the laundry!

If a card shows a lady in the lounge chair sipping wine on Mothers Day, I can't see how that would imply that she's a lazy alcoholic that lies around drinking every day. Same with showing a dad in the hammock enjoying a cold one on HIS day. He's SUPPOSED to take the day off, isn't he?

But dads don't like being told "Dad, now take off your shoes, have a beer and relax on YOUR day!" This totally puzzles me as I would think Dads would LOVE a day off after they work so hard! Anyway, so I designed a few cards for those dads offended by the images of fathers who relax on Father's Day. Pick up that shovel, Daddy! No remote control or beer for you! It's Fathers Day!

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