Is it due to gender...or the economy? According to public relations veteran Kristi Hughes of Manavista PR, we spend a lot less on Dad for Father's Day than we do on Mom for Mother's Day:
For 2008, the projected consumer spending for Father's Day is close to $9.9 billion, $5.9 billion less than Mother's Day this very year. However, this year's consumer spending as a whole has been lower than previous years; the rising costs of dairy products, gas and the ever-weakening market is forcing consumers to cut back back their spending habits. Will dad take the hit this Fatherís Day?
This factoid practically begs for a smart-mouthed commentary, doesn't it? But as my husband - the father of our two kids - will undoubtedly read this, I know when to let sleeping dogs lie in my family. Any clever comments will have to be made by other wives and mothers funnier and braver than me. (I love you, honey! And I did my own small part in adding to overall consumer spending. It's not much, but Happy Father's Day!)