Could someone please tell greeting card companies to join the new Millenium already! These are not the days of "Leave It To Beaver." There are more dysfunctional families then not.
My dad's birthday is in a couple of days. I went to the drug store earlier today to buy a card. Every single one I picked up was syrupy prose on little girls and their daddies. It's enough to make me puke! The one card I found that was somewhat adequate in its sentiment had a boy on the front. Uggg!
I don't have a normal lovey dovey relationship with either of my parents. And, I refuse to buy a card that speaks otherwise. I'm past the days when I look for cards that say "You sucked!" but jeeze could the card companies please cut us children of dysfunctional families some slack. Maybe something a little less flowery and full of praise. I'd settle for something like Happy Birthday Dad/Mom. Or... "It's Mother's Day. You're a Mother. So, here's your card. Now, I don't have to hear you gripe for the next year how no one sent you a card."
So, this year I played it safe for my Dad's card. The card is going to be late. So I got a Happy Belated Birthday card. They don't come with sentiment just a little joke, much more within my comfort zone. Maybe by Mother's Day the card companies will catch a clue. A girl can hope can't she?