Posted on | June 18, 2006 | By David Linn | 8 Comments
Most of my kid’s know this song:
Today is Father’s/Mother’s Day but it’s no special day ’cause I love you Daddy/Mommy all the time.
You are so dear to me, the best you’ll always be, I thank Hashem he made you mine.
Cute. But I’m a bit torn by the lyrics. On the one hand, it’s true that we don’t need an invented holiday to show our appreciation to our parents. On the other hand, how many of us take the time out to call our parents and say thanks? If you do, then you don’t need Father’s/Mother’s Day. If you don’t, pick up the phone and say thanks!
Personal Note: A little more than six years ago, I lost my Father. A friend of mine who had lost his father fairly young told me that Father’s Day would be tough. When Father’s Day rolled around, my wife went into labor and gave me the best Father’s Day present, my daughter Atara. This year, her Birthday falls out on Father’s Day again, Happy B-Day Attie!