In as much as we celebrate and appreciate the role of our mothers in our lives, we should also not forget the unparalleled efforts of our fathers. In as much as we compose songs to eulogize our mothers, we should also do the same for our fathers. If our mothers are gold, then our fathers should be diamonds.
Fathers play a very vital role in the family from providing the family’s daily bread to payment of the children’s school fee to payment of house rent, etc. We all appreciate the delicious jollof rice but we fail to appreciate the pot that agreed to be heated for the sake of the rice, i.e. we all appreciate the efforts of our mothers by 5:00 a. while their husbands are asleep to cook for the family, prepare food, clean the house and so on but fail to appreciate our fathers because they wake up by 6:30 a.m. forgetting the fact
that he leaves the house by 7:00 a.m. and comes home around 8:00 p.m. all in a bid to cater for the family whereas our mothers leave home by 7:30 a.m. and return by 2:00 p.m. and yet still keep their salaries of #50000 to themselves and still ask their husbands who earn #65000 for money to maintain the house, pay children fees, pay rent, etc.
The fact that our mothers are closer to us does not mean that our fathers do not care in fact, fathers tend to exhibit much care. 75% of families have their fathers as the breadwinners, the one who bore the brunt of providing the money, but when the children become successful, they appreciate their mothers more than their fathers forgetting the fact that much of the work was done by him.
In conclusion, I have not written this piece to degrade our mothers but to tell everyone that our fathers should be treated like diamonds.