A MUM was fuming after a woke nursery sent her daughter home with a Father’s Day card saying “Special’s Day” to make it more inclusive.
Karla Gardner, 36, says her “heart sank” when she saw the words on three-year-old Daisy’s handmade work for Ed Odametey, 40.
Teachers changed the word to make it more inclusive for kids who do not have a dad in their lives.
Excited Daisy ran out of nursery to show Karla her work ahead of Father’s Day tomorrow – and she had to hide her fury from the tot.
Karla blasted: “When I read ‘Happy Special’s Day’ it angered me.
“I loved to see the picture and was smiling, but when Daisy wasn’t looking, it angered me.
“I was told by the nursery that it was not fair for children without dads to make Father’s Day cards.
“Her dad’s in her life. I don’t want her being taught that Daddy isn’t as important as me.
“I get that not everyone has their dad in their life, but my child does. You’re singling out those who have fathers in their life.
“I find it bizarre that all of a sudden men don’t matter.”
Karla, of Islington, North London, did not want to name the nursery.
But she added: “I did a bit of research on where Mother’s Day and Father’s Day originated from.
“Mother’s Day was invented in 1917 by a women’s group to promote women’s rights, while Father’s Day was invented in 1910 to recognise a man who raised his five children as a single father.
“You’re belittling the man. He’s doing just as much of a job as the woman does.”
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Karla posted a snap of the card on Facebook and got more than 700 comments in 30 minutes – many of them stunned like her.
One user wrote: “Oh stop it, that’s absolutely ridiculous. Some might not have father figures but that’s not the fault of those that do, or the fathers that do bother.”
Former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe blasted: “It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so frustrating.”
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