I called all my male friends with kids today, to wish them Happy Father's day. On a whim, I called my friend who is dating a woman with children. They have been together for quite a few years now, and he has asked her to marry him, at least three time a year. If she were to marry him, she would lose her alimony, and her EX has sworn to stop paying child support as well. My friend may not be their biological father, but he is without a doubt their daddy. He pays private school tuition for the younger ones and college tuition for the oldest son. He picks them up from school, every day, and puts them to bed at night. He is up all night when they are sick, and sitting with them at doctor's appointments. He repairs the cars, cleans the yard, fixes all that breaks and takes the trash out, all the good father stuff. The EX, sends checks on birthdays, and bitches about report cards.
My friend got nothing today! No early morning breakfast, no cards, no hugs, and no horrible paisley ties. What he got, was a request for a ride to the Ex's house, so the kids could give him their gifts.