Do you ever wonder what father’s day is like in a house with two dads? In a home with gay parents raising children, the emphasis is on Father’s day being about ‘Fathers’ or parents rather than on an individual.
Father’s day in a house with two dads can be an extra special event. The only challenge however, is that when you are celebrating both of your dads on the same day, then father’s day doesn’t actually celebrate either parent as an individual. Instead of being about one parent it is about both parents which makes it more of a family day.
Other challenges which differ in a house with two dads include: which adult does the organising if the children aren’t old enough themselves? How do you make sure both parents feel equally important? How does special attention between parents get divided? For example who makes breakfast in bed if the children aren’t old enough to do it by themselves?
In Michael and Paul’s house their two sons who are now 4 and 6 years old, delight in making special handmade gifts and individual father’s day cards for both of them, and they both rush excitedly into their bedroom in the morning, so not much of a lie in can be had! Michael and Paul fostered the two brothers for 2 years before deciding to adopt them after the certainty that they would not be returned to their biological parents.
Michael said ‘Our father’s day is all about having a fun family day together , we like to take the boys to the local park on a Sunday, it helps to burn up some of their energy’. Paul added ‘We never thought we would be dads and feel so lucky to have our own family at long last.’
We at Pride Angel wish all dads a very happy father’s day and for all those hoping to become dads in the near future we wish you much happiness in your journey to become parents.
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