Updated: Aug 24
Poor old Dads. While Mum and the kids take centre stage, Dad is faffing around in the background trying to do something useful like banging a nail into a plank of wood, untangling extension leads or jumping around the BBQ with a fire extinguisher putting out the sausages. He’s the silent hero.
Mum and the kids take all the glory and attention, and I suppose in many respects, they should. Dad, meanwhile, keeps his head down and does his thing. His thing, of course, varies from family to family. While the school run is a joy for one, it’s a trip to hell and back for another. Does he get any recognition for all his efforts? Going by the card industry’s facts and figures, we all don’t think so.