Sons and daddy dating
I don’t know of any moms who get dressed up, bring their sons a boutonnière, and head out for a fancy night on the town.
One can argue that girls might be more inclined to enjoy this “fancy dress-up” more than boys might—although that’s a pretty big generalization—but, regardless, I think it’s pretty obvious that there are some pretty big differences, both in terms of perception and execution, when it comes to daddy-daughter dates and mommy-son dates.
But, for some reason, we have decided that father-daughter time should involve an element of roleplay—roleplay that’s undeniably based on the tropes of modern dating—and mother-son time should not. I do think that I’d be more accepting of the daddy-daughter date roleplaying if society placed just as much value on mothers and sons doing exactly the same thing. And I find that disparity both troubling and telling.(Don’t even get me started on the “Purity Balls” where daughters “pledge” their virginity and “purity” to their fathers.Can anyone show me ANY example of an institution where sons pledge their “purity” to their mothers?Personally, I feel like the answer is “No,” but that’s just my opinion.I think parents spending time with their kids and showing their children respect is unfathomably important.