AIBU to find this slogan annoying?
ArmySal · 09/07/2015 02:03
Friend posted it tonight on her Facebook wall.
I've noticed a few different people have put it on theirs recently and the wording is annoying, to me at least.
She's been with her boyfriend for no more than 6 months.
So I told her ''you can't say they're better than a real dad, surely?'' and she now has the hump with me, claiming I have no idea because I've never had a step-dad and nor do my children.
Is it annoying, or do I not understand?
I am aware, of course, that some step-dads are better than the child's own father. Just not all, because they are a step-father.
FarFromAnyRoad · 09/07/2015 07:33
It is annoying. It's clumsy, poorly worded and frankly untrue because it fails to include the word 'SOME'. It's the kind of sickly, ill thought out generalisation that has no place on a cheap card - never mind blaring from the front of a T Shirt.
Why not post a link to this thread on your FB then she can get pissed at all of us too!
hackmum · 09/07/2015 08:01
That is horrible. Of course it will be true in some cases, but hardly in every case. Some biological dads don't "step down" - they would prefer to be with their children. Some step-dads are vile (children are more likely to be killed by a step-dad or mother's boyfriend than by any other person).
TheDowagerCuntess · 09/07/2015 08:27
Step fathers are not superior beings. If a man is a decent man, he will be a good father, step, or otherwise.
Actually, the most dangerous thing that can happen to a child is to have a non-related man move into the family home.
Whenever you read about an abused or murdered child in the papers, it's invariably the step-father. :(
Obvious disclaimer: not all step-fathers are like that...
Teabagbeforemilk · 09/07/2015 09:01
A lot of stuff on fb is bollocks. My step dad ruined our lives. Best day ever when he walked out. So generalising the the title of step dad is ridiculous.
Also its a blatant attempt as shit stirring with her ex.
Besides which, if she has been with this man for 6 months its far too soon to be calling him step dad or to know whether he will actually step up when the honeymoon period wears off.
DrDre · 09/07/2015 09:10
I have a friend where this is the case. The biological dad fucked off when his partner was pregnant, and my friend has been with the mother since the boy was a toddler. He is, in all but the biological sense, his Dad.
I wouldn't wear / share something like this though - it is too much of a generalisation. It's obviously not true of all step Dads and all biological fathers.
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