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{Poll} Mother's Day vs. Father's Day

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Sunday will be my first real Mother's Day. Last year on that day, I was unhappily sitting in church, very pregnant, one day overdue with my son. Why couldn't he have arrived in time for Mother's Day? I thought. (Obviously the wound is still fresh.) But I digress.

More than anything, I've been looking forward to the simple joy of holding my own child on that day for quite some time. But even before I was really a mother, I had been honored along with other women in my past wards for being a future mother. I've seen flowers, heard songs, and eaten chocolate (no complaints there). Occasionally the men of the ward have taken over the women's non-Relief Society Sunday callings so those women could attend Relief Society.

On the other hand, I vaguely remember that Father's Day has been celebrated in these wards, though I honestly can't remember if my dad or my husband received any small gifts. However, growing up, my dad got just as much attention as my mom did on her day (with perhaps slightly fewer presents).

What's been your experience? How have the two days compared in your life, and do they get a different amount of attention? 



What have you recently given/gotten at church for Mother's Day?

Sweets
Flowers/Plants
Other
More than one of the above
Nothing
Can't remember

What have you recently given/gotten at church for Father's Day?

Sweets
Flowers
Other
More than one of the above
Nothing
Can't remember

If you're not a mother/father, how do you feel about being recognized with the mothers/fathers in your ward?

I like it
It's awkward
Whatever
This question doesn't apply to me; I just want to see the answer

In your current and past wards, has Mother's Day typically gotten more attention than Father's Day?

Yes
No

In your family, does Mother's Day get more attention than Father's Day?

Yes
No

Why do you think one day gets more attention from another, and should that change? Leave a comment below.