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Who gets more gifts, mom on Mother’s Day or dad on Father’s Day?

Response Percent Votes
Mom on Mother’s Day
 
75% 632
They both get the same
 
15% 128
Dad on Father’s Day
 
9% 77
Total 837

Comments

frustratednks 3 years, 10 months ago

In my house, the Dad get's more gifts, because I buy him gifts for my son. This year they forgot Mother's day. My son told me off and reminded me that I only care about myself. Go figure.

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Nick Yoho 3 years, 10 months ago

I tell my Daughter her presence is the only present I need.

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overplayedhistory 3 years, 10 months ago

All a Father wants on Fathers day is respect and peace, keep in mind that if it is not peaceful then he feels disrespected. Wake when you want and do what you want is the perfect non existent Fathers day. All a Mom wants is for you to shower her with love and affection, they like to get stuff too, don't let yourself be fooled. Oh $hit, I sound like my Father. This of course about the Fathers who stand up take care of their business.

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Richard Heckler 3 years, 10 months ago

Should this be about competition between mom and dad?

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riverdrifter 3 years, 10 months ago

It's 50-50. Mom gets the flowers & breakfast in bed. Dad gets the $500 propane infrared grill. Fair is fair. See.

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grammaddy 3 years, 10 months ago

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads and sperm donors. You know who you are and believe me, it's your loss.

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Megan Green Stuke 3 years, 10 months ago

My (stereotypical) guess would be dads. Only for the simple fact that most of the women I know are more apt to think ahead and plan ways (and gifts) to make dad's day special. My husband did a great job on mother's day - flowers, pedi gift cert, breakfast in bed (since I demanded it).

That said, I'll be going all out tomorrow. But that's because I'm equipped to and I enjoy it. Prime rib, here we come.

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vicblthndr 3 years, 10 months ago

I have five kids, I got 1 card from just 1 of the thoughtless kids. That is your answer.

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TJ_in_Lawrence 3 years, 10 months ago

I always receive more gifts, because my wife buys me gifts from each of our young children. My wife usually receives more expensive gifts, because I tend to spend money on gifts more freely than she does. I always ask her to not buy me gifts, because I have everything that I need already and all I want is to spend the day enjoying our children. Still she buys me gifts and I appreciate her effort to make me feel special, but the gifts are truly unneeded and my day would be just as great without them. By the way, my wife works very hard at being a mom and a homemaker. I work equally as hard at my job to provide for my family. We don't see it as a competition and we don't make judgements about whose work is more important. It makes our life together much happier and avoids all of the nasty finger pointing and recriminations about who does more or whose work is more important.

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Soup2Nuts 3 years, 10 months ago

cntrygrl, sorry about your situation. Hope the children give you your due on mother's day and appreciate you as their mother. I can understand if he doesn't give gifts to you on mother's day if the kids do something for you. He should, however, give you a gift, flowers, dinner, etc on your anniversary. If he doesn't do that, then maybe some counseling is in order. Best of luck to you.

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sourpuss 3 years, 10 months ago

One is dead. Thanks for reminding me.

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cntrygrl 3 years, 10 months ago

Uh...No. However, I did carry his 3 children. I take care of them and him. His mom isn't my mother, but I still get her a gift.

I wasn't saying I expect a gift. I could care less, actually. Respect would be nice, tho. Maybe even a thank you occasionally.

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Soup2Nuts 3 years, 10 months ago

cntrygrl, are you his mother?

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puddleglum 3 years, 10 months ago

buy more chinese crap from wal-mart...I heard a rumor that Hallmark was going to shut down the lawrence plant and acquire the offsetting plant in China...actually, that may have been 4 year old news by now...I dunno, it is so difficult to be pretty like me all of the time and never ever let down my hair.

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Katara 3 years, 10 months ago

So what's the point in turning these two holidays into a competition?

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cntrygrl 3 years, 10 months ago

I'm first going to say that I'm talking about married dads.....

That being said, it's definitely the dads! My husband basically ignores Mothers Day. Occasionally he'll take me to dinner or something, but he never gets me anything.

I ALWAYS get him a card, gift and he gets the entire weekend to do what he wants. Why? Because our kids truly enjoy doing things for him. Our oldest son has asked him for years to do more for me, but it's ok.

I don't do it for him. I do it for our children.

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Leslie Swearingen 3 years, 10 months ago

What about all the single dads? Does anyone ever think about them? They should get something special for Father's Day, not something they need, but something they want.

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Bob Kraxner 3 years, 10 months ago

That depends, many women feel insulted if they aren't put up on a pedistal, and men are used to giving gifts in exchange for all the "giving" that women do. I'd say moms should probably get more, because ultimately, they sacrifice a little more than dads.

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davidearl42 3 years, 10 months ago

Moms do because dads are more considerate and buy the gifts for them.

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tange 3 years, 10 months ago

When did Mother's or Father's Day become about "getting gifts?"

Lame.

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sierraclub 3 years, 10 months ago

Moms always get the gifts. They are the glue that keeps the family together.

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phoggydrive 3 years, 10 months ago

Wow, that's very stereotypical of you.

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denak 3 years, 10 months ago

Mom does, hands down but mainly because my dad won't tell us what he wants so he either gets a gift card from Lowe's or hankies.

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KS 3 years, 10 months ago

Mom's do and they should. I believe they work harder at parenting than most dads.

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