“Because mommies and daddies are special,” I replied.
“Well, why isn’t there a Brothers Day?” he asked.
“Because every day is Brothers Day,” I replied.
“Oh,” he said, disappointed and unsatisfied.
This was a real conversation a few days ago, and I admit I came up with that lame, last reply on the fly.
But Julian has a good point. Why aren’t there sanctioned days to celebrate brothers and sisters? We should have them.
I’m surprised Hallmark hasn’t (yet) seized the opportunity to flood us with themed greeting cards and annual card-giving guilt. For what it’s worth, Hallmark originally was named Hall Brothers.Â Big Brothers Big Sisters has an opportunity here as well.
If society were to start a Brothers Day and a Sisters Day, which dates should they be?
(Photo: Jack Fussell)