Mothers on Fathers' Day

Pillow Talk Jun 25, 2021

I grew up with a responsible and present father, so I know that I’m not an authority on the struggles of single mothers, particularly those whose choice wasn’t to be one, but I can certainly imagine.

In my imagination, it’s a hard one; being solely responsible for your child’s every need, being there every minute with no luxury of the very little break mothers with present fathers sometimes get.

Yet, I still haven’t been able to see how this difficulty makes single mothers, fathers.

I understand the dual role they play for their children, but does that really make them fathers?

Since Fathers’ day, I have wondered about the single fathers living amongst us, struggling and playing dual roles as well, and why, in the millions of mothers’ day celebrated yearly, has any of them come out to wish themselves a happy mother’s day.

This is what I think; a single mother, no matter how fantastic they try to play the father role, is not a father, and the children knows this, and love them deeply for being their mother.

So why is that not enough? Do they not feel celebrated enough on the multiple mothers’ day celebration? Why just women? Why have single fathers never claimed mothers’ day as theirs too?

If you have an answer to any of these, please let me know in the comments below.


Taiwo Ajuwon

I am a story teller with a wild mind for creating worlds and bringing ideas to life.

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