Let’s start the week off with what I consider a real doozy of a holiday on June 27: Decide To Be Married Day. What exactly does this mean? Does it mean if you’re single, you can decide to be married, and, poof, you are? Does it mean if you are already married, and experiencing a bit of turbulence that you make a conscious choice to stay married anyway and wallow in your misery? I suppose it can mean whatever you want it to mean, and am guessing it’s a good thing Decide To Be Single doesn’t land on this day as well…
Moving right along, remember when Take Your Children To Work Day was in its height of popularity? Okay, it wasn’t really a high height – more like a molehill. No wonder. I’ve been there, done that on a daily basis in my profession. It wasn’t just me – all the staff with school-aged children were allowed to bring them to work after school.
It was a great idea, not to mention money-saver, where the parents were concerned, but I doubt some of the other members of the staff were all aglow over the situation. Maybe it was hardest on the parents, though. I always felt as if I was on pins and needles from 3:15 until 5 p.m.
So June 28th’s holiday seems to be the perfect cure. It’s Please Take My Children to Work Day. Ergo, your children go off to work with a neighbor or spouse – whatever. And you get to go to work (or the spa or the mall) for a few hours of solace.
This holiday stands to be so popular (assuming you play your cards right) that it could evolve into, oh, say a weekly holiday.
And it does come at a fairly good time, considering that July 1 is Second Half of the Year Day. I see that name and immediately start making lists: Christmas lists, things to get done before Fall lists, back-to-school shopping lists…
You’re definitely gonna want some quiet time while the kids go to work with someone else just to get a head start on 210 Part Two.
The day after we begin the second half of the year, we get to celebrate I Forgot Day – the perfect day for that person who didn’t take your kids to work to tell you, “Oops – I forgot.”
Moving right along, July 3 is Compliment Your Mirror Day. Note to the wise: don’t accept any shiny red apples from strangers – and you may want to be on the lookout for any mirrors that talk back to you…
Until next week, get your party on!