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(CTV News)   School discontinues Mother's Day and Father's Day because some kids might have two moms or two dads   (ctvnews.ca) divider line 184
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2013-05-18 09:32:33 PM  
"opting to recognize the International Day of Families instead"

I like this.  One less disruption of my routine per year.
 
2013-05-18 09:37:54 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: "opting to recognize the International Day of Families instead"

I like this.  One less disruption of my routine per year.


One day a year for Mom and one day a year for Dad just too much of a burden for you?
 
2013-05-18 09:52:46 PM  
Some kids may not have a mom or a dad. Father's Day was a painful time for my son back when he was in school.
 
2013-05-18 10:13:45 PM  
For fark's sake, unless they are orphans one of the days is going to apply to them.

And if they are orphans, "International Day of families" isn't just going to remind them that they don't have parents, but that they also lack any traditional familial structure at all.
 
2013-05-18 10:15:16 PM  
WHAAAATT!

fta A Nova Scotia school is (...) to recognize the International Day of Families instead.

Oh. Well, that's groovy, baby, yeah!
 
2013-05-18 10:31:37 PM  
How about discontinuing these :"holidays" because they are bogus events made up by marketers to sell you more overpriced useless stuff?
 
2013-05-18 11:44:41 PM  

This About That: How about discontinuing these :"holidays" because they are bogus events made up by marketers to sell you more overpriced useless stuff?


Second.
 
2013-05-19 01:22:07 AM  
The hell. Do they go to school on Sunday?
 
2013-05-19 01:57:32 AM  
Why do we make such a big deal out of this kind of nonsense?

Mothersday and Fathersday are stupid. They get people overly emotional for absolutely no reason at all.
 
2013-05-19 03:29:26 AM  
I don't like change!
 
2013-05-19 03:37:05 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Some kids may not have a mom or a dad. Father's Day was a painful time for my son back when he was in school.


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2013-05-19 03:37:47 AM  
Some kids might be Cylons too, so there's that.
 
2013-05-19 03:38:16 AM  

This About That: How about discontinuing these :"holidays" because they are bogus events made up by marketers to sell you more overpriced useless stuff?


Right you are comrade, there should be only one day of rest (the day when our Great Leader was born). We must work every day for the success of our glorious mother/fatherland...
 
2013-05-19 03:40:29 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Some kids may not have a mom or a dad. Father's Day was a painful time for my son back when he was in school.


This.  Or, some kids may have one or two abusive parents that they do not appreciate being reminded of.  The only holidays I choose to celebrate are Independence Day and New Year's.
 
2013-05-19 03:43:29 AM  

HotWingAgenda: The only holidays I choose to celebrate are Independence Day and New Year's.


I choose to celebrate Independence Day of countries people have never heard of.

/because I make them up
//excuse to drink, you say?
///yes
 
2013-05-19 03:43:48 AM  
Gah...yes. Get rid of it all.  If you raise your kids right, you'll know you're appreciated.

Get rid of both the silly holidays.  As a single dad, I'm way to busy to pretend to care about burnt toast and runny eggs.

/Okay, I appreciate it, but I'd rather get an extra hour of sleep or drinking the night before.
 
2013-05-19 03:43:55 AM  

HotWingAgenda: Bathia_Mapes: Some kids may not have a mom or a dad. Father's Day was a painful time for my son back when he was in school.

This.  Or, some kids may have one or two abusive parents that they do not appreciate being reminded of.  The only holidays I choose to celebrate are Independence Day and New Year's.


Two holidays is too much for me.  I celebrate my birthday, and the rest can get farked.
 
2013-05-19 03:44:35 AM  

HotWingAgenda: Bathia_Mapes: Some kids may not have a mom or a dad. Father's Day was a painful time for my son back when he was in school.

This.  Or, some kids may have one or two abusive parents that they do not appreciate being reminded of.  The only holidays I choose to celebrate are Independence Day and New Year's.


What about the kids whose loved ones died on the Fourth of July or New Year's? Isn't that insensitive to them?
 
2013-05-19 03:45:52 AM  
What about Human Day?....not inclusive enough?   Living organism day?  Periodic elements day?

/ Next thing you know we'll be canceling Festivus
 
2013-05-19 03:46:33 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: "opting to recognize the International Day of Families instead"

I like this.  One less disruption of my routine per year.


Just like the headline, some kids have more than one family.
Nothing solved by this.
 
2013-05-19 03:46:36 AM  
Why do we celebrate these "parents" anyway. Thanks for crapping me out into your overpopulated, polluted craphole of a planet. Thanks at least for being white. That was a good head-start on life here. -son
 
2013-05-19 03:47:41 AM  
This just gives unnecessary ammunition to Christianists. And it's stupid anyways.
 
2013-05-19 03:50:28 AM  
The real problem is the erosion of tradition to appease a small minority group.  Look i know that if your parents are gay it might be uncomfortable for you to celebrate these days, after all its just one more reminder of the abnormality of your situation.  Or if a parent passed away the day might be sad for you, however for the vast majority these situations do not apply.
 
2013-05-19 03:52:28 AM  
And what about kids whose families like to travel in the Autumn?  How DARE the school boards force "summer vacation" on them!!!
 
2013-05-19 03:53:17 AM  
Wait a minute.
Mothers Day/Fathers Day weren't acknowledged at the schools I went to.  They just weren't.  What school acknowledges these anyway?
 
2013-05-19 03:54:14 AM  
farking ridiculous.  My parents got divorced around the time I started school and I lived with my mom.  Not once did I end up talking to a therapist because of Father's Day.  I don't think a single one of my friends has ever met my dad.  Oh, wait.  A few might have met him at high school graduation.  Non-nucular families weren't exotic in the 70s and 80s and the sure as Hell aren't unusual now.  Heck, when I was a kid, a family with mom dad and 2.3 happy kids were the exception.
 
2013-05-19 03:57:25 AM  
And Fathers Day is like June 50th.  Typical schools aren't even in session.
Am I being trolled?
 
2013-05-19 04:00:44 AM  

poorcku: This About That: How about discontinuing these :"holidays" because they are bogus events made up by marketers to sell you more overpriced useless stuff?

Right you are comrade, there should be only one day of rest (the day when our Great Leader was born). We must work every day for the success of our glorious mother/fatherland...


It was the Great Leader's mother who did all the work on that day. The rest of you GBTW.
 
2013-05-19 04:03:07 AM  
"No Mr. Garrison, we can't get rid of all the Mexicans."
 
2013-05-19 04:07:35 AM  

poorcku: This About That: How about discontinuing these :"holidays" because they are bogus events made up by marketers to sell you more overpriced useless stuff?

Right you are comrade, there should be only one day of rest (the day when our Great Leader was born). We must work every day for the success of our glorious mother/fatherland...


Funny, you call that a "commie" thing. Too bad it's pretty much exactly what the oh so worshipped "Job Creator" republicans have turned working in America into.
 
2013-05-19 04:07:57 AM  
The important thing is that nobody's feelings were hurt.
 
2013-05-19 04:13:54 AM  
How the hell could this make kids in "non-traditional" families feel left out? Two moms, two dads, two sets of cheesy Hallmark cards and cheesy gifts, BFD.
 
2013-05-19 04:16:16 AM  
My kids just usually draw me a picture or write me a note or something like that on Father's day and do similar things for my wife. I generally try to make sure I give my Mom a call because if I don't, she'll pull some guilt trip nonsense the next time I talk to her about not calling her on Mother's day.
 
2013-05-19 04:29:32 AM  
Funny how those demanding equality expect exclusivity.
 
2013-05-19 04:30:45 AM  
As a father, I'm ok with this. Dealing with Mother's Day with two toddlers was a huge pain in the ass.

That said, the best Father's Day gift I could imagine would be letting me sleep in, then take off for most of the day so I can work on my own projects for a while. I'll go back to being a mediocre, involved and generally irresponsible parent the next 364 days.
 
2013-05-19 04:40:09 AM  

cman: Why do we make such a big deal out of this kind of nonsense?

Mothersday and Fathersday are stupid. They get people overly emotional for absolutely no reason at all.


YOURE NOT MY REAL DAD!
 
2013-05-19 04:45:49 AM  
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Won't someone please think of the children raised by wolves or aliens?
 
2013-05-19 05:27:42 AM  
Of course, this is as much about single parent families as same-sex couple families (1.5M of the former vs. 64,500 of the latter). But ignoring the single parents makes for a better headline.

Also, it was a decision by the school, according to TFA. No gays requested this.
 
2013-05-19 05:36:40 AM  
Of course, every human being alive has had one mother, and one father. Just sayin'. Why not acknowledge them, even if they're dead or gone?
 
2013-05-19 05:39:07 AM  

AGremlin: What about Human Day?....not inclusive enough?   Living organism day?  Periodic elements day?

/ Next thing you know we'll be canceling Festivus


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2013-05-19 05:58:21 AM  
Okay, biologically speaking, all kids have to have one male parent and one female parent.  Saying that a kid who is raised by two lesbian mothers is going to feel left out on Father's Day celebrations is completely ignoring that the kid has a father out there.  Same if it's a kid raised by two gay dads, it's ignoring that there is a mother out there who gave birth to that kid.  How about instead of saying "Well, maybe we should cancel our Mother's Day celebration because a very minority of the population of the school may be raised by two gay fathers.", how about the school continue on and let the child decide if they want to honor their birth mother or completely ignore the holiday completely, or to write a letter to their mother calling her a drunken high school slut who couldn't keep her legs together?
 
2013-05-19 06:29:41 AM  
Since when do they celebrate those Hallmark holidays in school anyways? Who farking cares?

If it was a real holiday, the kids would have the day off. Otherwise STFU and get back to doing line divisions, practicing cursive writing and other obsolete skills. Might as well teach them now to pound nails with their fists while they are at it.
 
2013-05-19 06:35:35 AM  

Great Janitor: how about the school continue on and let the child decide if they want to honor their birth mother or completely ignore the holiday completely, or to write a letter to their mother calling her a drunken high school slut who couldn't keep her legs together?


I vote for that one.
 
2013-05-19 06:42:04 AM  
I want a Sentient Carbon-Based Life Form Day.
 
2013-05-19 06:49:50 AM  
 Have a happy pod day.
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2013-05-19 06:52:33 AM  

Nabb1: BarkingUnicorn: "opting to recognize the International Day of Families instead"

I like this.  One less disruption of my routine per year.

One day a year for Mom and one day a year for Dad just too much of a burden for you?


Well, I'm not too fond of my parents for various reasons I'd only discuss with a seasoned psychologist. Lets just say I could have used a private education instead of going from over educated from TI toys to what passes for public education.
 
2013-05-19 06:57:16 AM  

Nabb1: BarkingUnicorn: "opting to recognize the International Day of Families instead"

I like this.  One less disruption of my routine per year.

One day a year for Mom and one day a year for Dad just too much of a burden for you?


I'm nice to my mom all the time.

Both holidays are stupid.
 
2013-05-19 07:04:28 AM  

jtown: farking ridiculous. ...  Non-nucular families weren't exotic in the 70s and 80s and the sure as Hell aren't unusual now.  Heck, when I was a kid, a family with mom dad and 2.3 happy kids were the exception.


IMO that makes this move way overdue. It's not that we're so afraid of hurting little Johnny's or Suzy's feelings, it's just, why hurt people when you don't have to? Many kids might be going through a seriously difficult time with family upheaval ongoing. Getting these kids (not a tiny minority) to focus on the people who DO support them and how (regardless of bio relation), has got to be a good.

OTOH, this being the decade of gay rights and all, we must blame the breakdown of the nuclear family 40 years ago on today's gays, and everything PC must be there to protect the gay agenda. What else could it be? When I was a kid, all divorces were caused by selfish working moms emasculating their men with female paychecks, causing relationships to crumble, and all unwed births were due to the government stepping in and forcing ghetto families apart bodily with anti-male welfare policies. So now the narrative is that all divorces are precipitated by Dad coming out of the closet and all unwed births are lesbians pursuing artificial insemination. Such wickedness! Oh, how will traditional families survive? THINK OF THE CHILDREN!
 
2013-05-19 07:05:13 AM  
Who cares?
 
2013-05-19 07:22:33 AM  
Maybe instead of Mother's Day and Father's Day, they could recognize Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day. Honor all parents, instead of just yours, and maybe the students can learn something about apostrophes while they're at it.

Mother's Day CSB: I talked to my mom yesterday, and she told me she got a Mother's Day card from the other three members of my brother's longtime band. This August will be five years since my brother killed himself, and it brings my mom to tears when his friends still think of her, even if it's just a card.
 
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