Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Dads Get The Cold Shoulder On Father’s Day

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Father’s Day is this Sunday (June 17), but Dad may not have a whole lot to celebrate.

According to a survey by TiVo, a vast majority of Americans give Father’s Day the cold shoulder and often ignore Dad’s big day.

Turns out, only 51 percent of folks actually plan on celebrating the dad appreciation holiday.

However, even Papas who celebrate may get slighted, since 86 percent of Americans admit that they spend more money on Mother’s Day than they do on Father’s Day.

Still, Dad may be all right with the lack of attention since most fathers can entertain themselves with their own favorite pastimes anyway.

For example, 30 percent of daddies enjoy just kicking back and watching TV, while 26 percent are happy doing any kind of outdoor activity.

About 12 percent of dads like to spend time on home improvement projects, while 8 percent would rather read and 7 percent of papas would be happy working on their cars.

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