Almost daily you’ll see announcements on social media that its some national day or other. Yesterday was international Lazy day, the day before International book lovers day. It got me thinking, firstly who makes up these days? also is there some sort of list, so I can be aware of all these weird appreciation days.. Turns out there is & I found it.
A couple of my personal favourites are:
August 27th – Just because day – This is a day to do anything you fancy, y’know within the law. For no other reason than ‘Just because’.
September 5th – Be late for something day – I feel like this day was made for me, I spend my entire life trying (and failing) not to be late, to be fair though, I have two kids and a husband that insist on faffing. Mischa always needs the toilet the second I strap her into the car seat, and Sam likes to wait at least twenty minutes after we’ve supposed to have left the house before he puts his shoes on. On september the fifth, I won’t even have to try to be on time.
October 14th- National Desserts day – Does this really need any explanation? I don’t think it does.
December 7th – Letter writing day – I can’t remember the last time I wrote a letter, I actually can’t remember the last time I used a pen.. Can I even write anymore?! who knows, but on December the 7th I’ll have a go at penning a lovely letter to someone.
January 3rd – Festival of sleep day – I think this is my favourite day. I’m really going to go all out celebrating this one.
January 14th – Dress up your pet day – I’m won’t be taking part of this day, I do have a pet, a rather beautiful, yet vicious cat called Minky. Just changing her collar results in my arms looking like i’ve been dragged through broken glass, I can’t even imagine what she’d do if I tried to wrestle her into a costume. I will however scour instagram for the cute, cuddly non aggressive pets that have allowed their owners to dress them up like teddy bears and such. Adorable.
March 3rd – If pets had thumbs day – I don’t really know how this would be celebrated… Do we all try to cellotape fake thumbs to our pets paws? If so, see the above point for why I won’t be celebrating this one either.
May 9th – Lost sock memorial day – For all those lone socks, where did they go? why did they just disappear? Today, we can very weirdly mourn their loss.
June 13th & September 10th – Sewing machine day – Sadly, I actually celebrated this last year. I cleaned my machine, give her a good oil and dedicated a Facebook post to her. Ha, seriously, I did.
There are hundreds more, A day to celebrate anything and everything you could imagine. Today is in fact Sons & Daughters day, I’ll be sure to give Mischa and Izzy a high five in appreciation for their birth.
Whats your favourite appreciation day?
The little woman pretends.