Kira Davis: Dear Single Mothers Celebrating Father’s Day

Fathers Day, Messina Style
Fathers Day, Messina Style

Dear Single Mothers Celebrating Father’s Day:

Stop. Just stop. This is my biggest pet peeve every year when Father’s Day rolls around. My social media feeds are clogged with self-righteous posts from angry mothers, sad mothers, defiant mothers proclaiming for all to see, “Happy Father’s Day to ME because I’m the momma AND the daddy!”

Every time I see or hear something like that it makes me cringe. One Father’s Day I was standing in a very long line at Church’s Chicken (a line that should have been moving way more quickly than it was considering all they really sell there is fried chicken, which seems like it should be easy to keep producing) when a woman came in, stepped to the back of the line and proceeded to yell at the top of her lungs, “Happy Father’s Day to all you daddies in here! Happy Father’s Day to all you men!”

A few men murmured a quick “Thank you, sister” and smiled in amusement at her volume. “And me!” she added, still yelling. “Happy Father’s Day to me cuz I’m momma AND daddy! I ain’t never needed no man! I’m momma AND daddy!”

Ed. Note – And that’s when Kira Davis’s post REALLY gets interesting! Read the rest here on EveryJoe.com.

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