13 months ago I found myself standing in a CVS pharmacy in Philadelphia looking at Father’s Day cards, lamenting that there were no “sperm-donor-dads that I don’t live with but love anyway” cards. (A lot of the cards talked about “watching me” or “tucking me in” or “discipline”, etc, the day to day stuff that Lilian’s dad doesn’t do, it was hard to find a broader, more appropriate card).
And today I found myself in a CVS thinking why are there no birthday cards for “my long lost sister that I’ve never met and don’t know all that much about”. And I thought it was so weird I was in a situation twice where every card I picked up seemed inappropriate for one reason or another.
I guess Hallmark isn’t as “progressive” as my family is.
(And yes, it has occurred to me that maybe i should design/make cards for unusual family situation! Because although it feels like only me, i know it can’t be)