Father’s Day – Mum’s fury after nursery sends daughter home with a happy “special day” card to be more inclusive
A mom was furious after a waking nursery sent her daughter home with a Father’s Day card saying “Special Day” to make her more inclusive.
Karla Gardner, 36, says her “heart sank” when she saw the words about Daisy’s handcrafted work, three, for Ed Odametey, 40.
Teachers changed the word to make it more inclusive for kids who don’t have a father in their life.
Excited, Daisy came out of the nursery to show Karla her work before Father’s Day tomorrow – and she had to hide her anger from the toddler.
Karla blasted, “When I read ‘Happy Special’s Day’ it made me angry.
“I loved seeing the photo and I was smiling, but when Daisy wasn’t looking, it made me angry.
“The nursery told me that it’s not fair for kids without dads to make cards for Father’s Day.
“Her dad is in her life. I don’t want to be taught that dad isn’t as important as me.
“I understand that not everyone has their father in their life, but my child does. You are targeting those who have a father in their life.
“I find it weird that all of a sudden men don’t matter anymore.”
Karla, from Islington, north London, declined to name the nursery.
But she added, “I did some research on the origin of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
“Mother’s Day was invented in 1917 by a group of women to promote women’s rights, while Father’s Day was invented in 1910 to recognize a man who raised his five children as a single father.
“You put the man down. He does as much work as the woman.
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Karla posted a snapshot of the map on Facebook and received over 700 comments in 30 minutes – many of them as stunned as her.
One user wrote: “Oh stop, this is absolutely ridiculous. Some may not have a father figure, but it’s not the fault of those who do, or fathers who care. “
Former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe blasted: “It would be hilarious if it weren’t so frustrating.”