The 3rd Annual ‘Feed my Daughter fish on Good Friday’ argument has begun, brought to you courtesy of Baby Daddy. For the newcomers among us I’ll just reaffirm my nonbelief in any organised religion. Attending Catholic girls schools can do that to you. Baby Daddy as well, has shown no religious inclination since we met. Perhaps he went to a Catholic Girls School too? That would explain so much. The exception is Good Friday each year when he suddenly decides that he truly believes that his daughter ingesting meat products cannot be tolerated on religious grounds. Ahem.
My argument is that this tokenistic and meaningless gesture is itself sacrilegious. This is the man whose stance on Marriage Equality is that it should be banned on religious grounds because some people believe marriage should only be between a man and a woman. Not that that’s what HE believes mind, but that because some people have religious objections those objections should be respected. I’m all for respecting differences. I just don’t believe ones persons differences should dictate another’s rights. To ask that his daughter not be fed meat on Good Friday is hypocritical in the extreme. My points however, fall on deaf, irrational ears. Every year.
This year his argument petered out to ‘It’s for her Grandmother’s sake’. Right. This would be the Grandmother who sees Daughter Number Two about once every 18 months? The one who last time she was in town decided NOT to see her at all because she’d had an argument with Baby Daddy? The one who only gets photo’s of Daughter Number Two when I send them because nobody else cares enough to bother? Yep. That one. Riiiiggghhht. What a compelling argument.
Aren’t holidays fun? Can’t wait for next year.