Everyday I watch my two daughters play and see the pure joy in their eyes – playing all day without a care in the world. I love to listen to them giggle as they play together. It just warms the cockles of my heart.
Sometimes I wish I could live my life without worry. I want to live in the moment instead of thinking about my growing to-do list. It’s easy to be in the moment during the eventful days – birthdays, vacations, zoo trips, etc. It’s far harder to be truly present during uneventful days. And there are far more uneventful days in the year.
“Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?Well it’s you girl, and you should know it” – Sonny Curtis
I’m going to start taking nothing days and making them seem worthwhile. How am I going to do that you ask? I’m going to not only celebrate traditional holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I’m going to start celebrating the silly holidays like Talk like a Pirate Day on September 19th.
A quick Google search generated approximately 18,400,000 results in 0.59 seconds. It is unreasonable to think that I can celebrate one of these obscure holidays everyday, but I do want to try to celebrate at least one a month.
Depending on the holiday, my family might go all out with our celebration – decorations, crafts, etc – or we may just go to Sonic to eat a corn dog on Corn Dog Day.
I’m hoping that these little celebrations of the everyday will help me be more engaged with my children during the humdrum days. I like to think that they will add a little spice to our life!
This past week I saw this post by Sandra Boynton, (I follow her because I love to see her random cartoons pop up on my Facebook feed) and I decided that this would be our first silly holiday to celebrate.
So how should we celebrate National Peanut Butter Day? With a toast to peanut butter, of course! I mean, with peanut butter toast, of course! Kora and I made toast and slathered it with peanut butter. I have to say that I had never eaten peanut butter toast before, but I will be eating it again. Delicious!
And messy! I should have known to fix Kora’s hair before eating our toast! She had peanut butter everywhere! Shirt? Check! Hair? Check! But it was a fun way to start our day!
I fully intend to celebrate many more of these silly holidays with my family and then report back to you here. And I suggest you do the same thing. Make life more fun by celebrating some silly holidays!