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National No Whining Day… And 9 Other Holidays Parents Deserve

By Ellen Seidman |

Alert! Alert! National Cheeseball Day is coming up fast, on April 17. Perhaps you will celebrate by lovingly crafting a cheeseball. Perhaps you weren’t even aware of this day, which might make you wonder what other special holidays you’ve been missing throughout the year. NOT to worry, here are some important ones to mark on your calendar, based on exhaustive Google research: May 12 is National Miniature Golf Day, August 31 is National Trail Mix day, October 21 is Reptile Awareness Day, January 24 is Beer Can Day. And, perhaps best of all, September 3 is National Welsh Rarebit Day. (Prepare ahead and order your rarebits from Amazon, whatever they are!)

Oddly enough, festival-happy Americans seem to have missed out on key days that celebrate treasured parental pastimes and objects, as well as our lovely spouses and children and their less-than-lovely habits. And so, here are some suggestions. Contact your Congressperson!

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National No Whining Day!

From dawn to dusk, children can participate in this wonderful day by refraining from all forms of wails, whimpers, moans and plaintive cries. Best celebrated by dropping children off at Grandma’s.

Photo credit: Flickr/AndrewEick

Other posts to check out:

11 Totally Shameless Mom Habits

18 Happy Reality Checks For Overly Crazed Parents

The Weird Stuff We Love About Our Kids

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4 thoughts on “National No Whining Day… And 9 Other Holidays Parents Deserve

  1. Paula says:

    How did you miss April 7 — No Housework Day?? It’s a big one at my house!

  2. annie says:

    i don’t mind wiping my daughters butt. if i leave it up to her she doesn’t get all the poo off and she gets a painful rash lol.

  3. Karen says:

    I don’t know how often we’ve walked into the bathroom after my 7 year old son has used it to find out 1) he hasn’t flushed his poo and 2) there’s no toilet paper in the toilet with it. YOU try catching a 7 year old in a lie though…they’ll never admit it!

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