Did you know that yesterday was International Mud Day?
I did. Only because kindy decided to celebrate it with a barbecue and mud painting, and it coincided with my older kids being off school (they finish a week early) so we could celebrate all things mud together. Miss Ava was very excited. (Mostly about the celebrating; less about the mud.)
It got me thinking how these days there is literally a day for just about everything. As a kid I remember we had Jump Rope for heart Day, Red Nose Day, Mothers and Fathers Day, and Christmas Day. That was pretty much it. (Easter is technically a weekend.) Then I got older and more days started appearing. There was International Women’s Day (also my birthday for those playing along at home), Daffodil Day, and Autism Awareness Day to name a few.
Now there’s nothing wrong with having a ‘day’ to celebrate certain things, or raise much-needed community awareness, but there are also some pretty random ‘important days’ thrown into the mix.
For instance, according to daysoftheyear.com, Sunday was Insurance Awareness Day. I assume that means we are all supposed to sit down and analyse any and all forms of insurance and how they are working for us?
Yesterday, apart from being International Mud Day, it was also Camera Day (snap happy everyone), Please Take My Children To Work Day (a day for the SAHM’s it seems), Almond Buttercrunch Day (because why not?), and Waffle Iron Day (let’s all take a moment to be thankful for the machines that bring us square shaped pancakes).
I’m sorry, because I like waffles and mud as much as the next person, but do these things really need a day? It just seems a little extreme to me.
If however, you like celebrating random days, and are disappointed you missed any of these, never fear, because the rest of the week brings you plenty of opportunity for celebration.
Wednesday is Meteor Watch Day, as well as Second Half of the Year Day. Woo hoo.
Thursday sees us celebrating ‘I forgot Day.’ I personally can get well behind that one if it excuses a lack of milk or barbecue sauce in the house.
On Friday it’s Disobedience Day; for the sake of your sanity and the good of society, don’t tell your children. Also, WHY IS THIS AN ACTUAL DAY?!
Saturday you can choose to hop a park, build a scarecrow or have ‘independence from meat’ as part of your day celebrations, and Sunday it’s all about Bikini Day. (Followed, oddly enough by Umbrella Cover Day.)
Honorable mentions also have to go to Monday the 6th of July for ‘Take your Web Master to lunch day.’ Bloggers, take note. 😉
It’s got me thinking, can we just make up days now? What is the required procedure to get a ‘day’ commemorated? If I put it on the internet is it enough? Because there are a few days I think need to be introduced. Such as:
National Find a Sock Day. I’m over odd socks that never have pairs. It drives me nuts! And I’m starting to believe the washing machine doesn’t eat them, because last week, the odd sock of one of Bridie’s friends, ended up in Bailey’s school bag (along with half an eaten apple). HOW DOES THAT EVEN HAPPEN?!
International No Barking Day. I’m pretty keen for my dog to take part in this. This may also coincide with international ‘no walking other dogs near my property’ day, ‘no delivery of mail’ day, and ‘no whipper snippers in a 5km radius’ day.
National Obedience Day. I’m still bemused that the opposite actually exists. I think I speak for the general population when I say a day of complete compliance with no backchat, questions or rolling of eyes, would be bliss.
Let a writer write Day. And all the writers in the crowd nodded their head and agreed wholeheartedly.
International Catch a Squid Day. This was a request from Boatman. Obviously it can’t coincide with ‘let a writer write day’ otherwise one of us is going to be very frustrated with looking after kids – unless it also coincides with National Obedience Day and International No Barking Day. Then we might all be happy.
What about ‘International Create a Whole New Day, Day.’ A day solely devoted to creating new days to satisfy any and all needs of humanity, no matter how random or supposedly insignificant. (Zip Code Day? Why does that even exist?) Because, let’s face it, as much as there as some really important days out there, there are some completely inconsequential ones as well.
Thankfully though, for the sake of bloggers and IBOT, today is pretty good one. Not only is it my Bridie’s Ninth Birthday, (Happy Birthday Brides), but it’s also Social Media Day. The one day of the year where arguably no one can resent you spending all day on Facebook, Twitter, or even better: reading IBOT posts.
Because seriously, what else would you rather be doing anyway? 😉
Did you celebrate International Mud Day?
What day would you create?
How will you celebrate Social Media Day?