A whole day dedicated to your needs? Er, think again
It’s not actually about you at all
Despite the name, Father’s Day is actually about your children. It’s the one day in the year when you really have to make the effort to be the perfect dad – because that’s what your little ‘uns think you are.
Breakfast in bed isn’t exactly as good as you remember
Strong hot coffee, buttery bacon baps, freshly squeezed orange juice – you can forget all that. Breakfast in bed now means food prepared by your children, eaten while your children climb all over you. Pro-tip: it's probably best not to be hungover.
The quality of your present might be questionable
But that’s OK, because you can never have enough hilarious socks, right?
Your “dads eat for free” pub lunch won’t be massively relaxing
Mostly because everyone else in the pub will be there on the same deal. With their children.
You won’t be allowed to stay in the pub and have a drink either
No 'me time' today Mr. Oh no.
Father’s Day won’t get you out of doing the washing up
Do you remember how on Mother’s Day you made a big thing of pointing out to your other half that she’s not actually your mother? Today, you reap what you sowed. In fact, if anything, you’ll be doing more in the way of childcare: it may be Father’s Day, but we still know who really wears the trousers.
You’ll no longer forget your own dad on Father’s Day
And you’ll be consumed with guilt for all those times you did. I mean, seriously. How could anyone forget Father’s Day?
But, despite it all, Father’s Day beats birthdays hands down
Your kids think you’re amazing – and when you think about it, being their dad sort of means you are amazing.