So, I was thinking - dangerous, I know. But 'round here in the Jubilant household, we roll mad deep yo.
I was thinking that The Day for Celebrating One's Male Parent is confusing. Isn't it? Maybe I should clarify.
It's commonly accepted to write
Happy Father's Day!
But that denotes the day being owned by one father. Singular. If that is true, I don't know where that leaves your dad, but the day belongs to mine.
Except, of course, it also belongs to the father of my children. Which would mean that it should be written
Happy Fathers' Day!
My husband would heartily agree on that particular placement of the apostrophe for another reason. He has two dads, equally deserving of the title father.
And then there is the sentiment that fathers, all fathers, should be celebrated regardless of who they are a father to. In which case shouldn't we drop the apostrophe so it'll be read as
Happy Fathers Day!?
The English major in me is in agony, dear reader.
Deep, profound agony.
In any case, Happy Father[ 's' ] Day!
(Oh, it hurts! It hurts!)