Father’s Day is a national holiday that reminds us of how different and similar we are to our male counterparts. Even though the differences can be downright hilarious when it comes to commercial, retail, and dining options for most discerning recipients on the day we honor them, most men aren’t as concerned about the celebration as we are.
Unlike Mother’s Day, when retail options are somewhat plus’d up, Father’s Day sales are met with a yawn, men’s talk of what to do to “celebrate” is usually non-existent, and restaurants are open to walk-ins on the blessed day, even without a reservation. You’ll even be virtually guaranteed great seating sans flowers on every table – just like any other day. Nevertheless, it’s a day to remember, honor, and celebrate our fathers… living, dead, newly anointed, and even those in absentia.
With all that we have that is different – like size, physical strength, and hormones – I do know the one organ that bears similarities in more ways than one: our heart. Physically, that gentle, pulsating central-to-everything part of our body is the same size in both men and women, and its function is exactly the same: to keep us alive. But as we live and breathe, the emotional heart probably bears more in common with us than what makes us different – we just display those similarities differently.
In spite of their alpha male tendencies, fathers do want to love, honor, and cherish their relationships just like women do. They just don’t find it necessary to talk about it every day, every moment, or at all hours (especially just before bedtime). While a woman can start up a conversation easily, men approach things in a much more logical way. I’m not saying we females are not logical… just not all the time.
Abella Carroll is a freelance writer