A dad on Mother’s Day
Â Mother’s Day can be a tad hectic for me. That’s simply because of all the mother’s around me, from my girlfriend, to my mom, to my ex, to my girlfriend’s mom, who will be visiting this weekend. I think I can skate with a phone call on a couple, but will have to put up on at least two of them. Heck, we may even want to get flowers for our neighbor, who we have become friendly with.
But I consider myself lucky, with all those moms around me. And it made my thoughts wander a bit to the single dads out there. The assumption might be that divorced dads with shared custody give up the weekend to their ex’s, much as you would expect a divorced mom to do the same on Father’s Day. Then I figure there are truly single dads raising the kids solo. What do they do?
No surprisingly, I wasn’t the only one tossing this around in my head. I came across a blog post on, of all places, the “AdoptionBlogs.com”:http://www.adoptionblogs.com website that addressed this very thing. In this case, the writer simply put the question to several dads “and came up with this”:http://fost-adopt.adoptionblogs.com/weblogs/mother-s-day-as-a-dad entry. It hardly addresses all scenarios, but it highlights my thinking that, based on their individual circumstances, Mother’s Day can be a radically different experience for the dads out there.
Any stories of your own?