Monday, May 14, 2012
Happy Other's Day
It seems as though having a kid entitles you to special priviledges.
There's a special day for mothers and a special day for fathers.
Heck, there's even a special day for grandparents.
You get acknowledged all around the world just for having a kid.
People are nice to you and send you special greetings and buy you presents.
People treat you to breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.
You're entitled to special offers, discounts and deals.
You get to hear how great you are and there's no one in the world who can take your place.
Some of you deserve to be lavished with such attention.
And some of you do not.
I vote to have a "Happy Other's Day".
You know, for those of us who will never have kids.
Happy Other's Day to the people who inspire other peoples kids.
Happy Other's Day to those of us who treat our friends kids as if they were our own.
Yes, we may be an outsider looking in on your life but we have a lot to offer.
You may not like our advice but we can be objective.
Happy Other's Day to me because damnit, I deserve to be acknowledged.
I am happy that you have your own kid(s) to love.
The thing is, I love your kid(s) too because he/she is a part of you.
I think raising this beautiful 16 year old furry creature makes me compassionate and nurturing.
Just like a real mom.