Norm Smith Medallist
- Aug 21, 2016
- AFL Club
The growing diversity in the forms that families take, and a lack of interest in the occasion from kids themselves, have seen it pass without a mention in many classes this year.
Apparently, at Annie Dennis Children’s Centre in Northcote that 'recognises the diversity in children’s family situations' they didn't celebrate Father’s Day this year because the kids simply weren’t interested.
Hold on, we are talking about four year olds. They only know about Father's Day because their carers tell them about it. They won't 'be interested' if the carer has the attitude
We don’t bring up Father’s Day because there are children with single and same-sex parents here
Some kids have two mums, some have no dad and some are from cultures where Father’s Day isn’t really a thing.
The Father's Day stall and gifts for Dad crafted by little hands are increasingly a thing of the past in Melbourne schools and kindergartens.
How about the majority of kids who do have a Dad? How about the kids who have two Dads? And why are we changing our culture to suit immigrants rather than them adapt to our ways?
As a Dad of three I've treasured every crappy present and card my kids have given me over the years. Probably up to six 'best Dad' mugs. I've got milk cartons with bits of paper and wools taped to them. I've kept every single card which is a historic record of their handwriting and increasing maturity.
Maybe the Age story was clickbait but fu** them if it was.