Today is one.
A national holiday.
Or maybe just a Wright family holiday. You won’t find correlating Hallmark cards, so don’t go trying to buy one. Just yet. Because I’m thinking that after today, women everywhere will want to celebrate this day.
Travis told me yesterday that today would be pretty special.
I even marked it on the dry erase calendar on the fridge (which needs to be replaced – scrub as I might with my Expo eraser, that “non-permanent” marker, was, well, permanent.)
Anyone can celebrate this holiday!!
You just need a selfless husband and some rad parents. Oh, and you’ll need a cool version of yourself too. Don’t want to waste the day doing or being who you normally are.
Today is about YOU! Or rather, taking a vacation from normal YOU!
It’s “ME Day”!
My “ME Day” looks like this – Format: Me (behind the scenes)
I sleep in until 8:20!!! (Travis has been up since 6:45, keeping Henry and Clara quiet in the living room.)
I wake up and start stripping the sheets off the bed to be washed. (Travis helps then proceeds to WASH, DRY and re-make the bed!)
I go to the gym to teach 9AM Bootcamp class. (Travis watches the kids and makes sure that when I get home, no mess or food crumbs are to be found!)
I come home (to clean house), shower, eat breakfast. (Travis takes kids out to play at the Fun Factory for 3 whole hours!)
That’s where we are now. Jaw has not come off the floor. Flies and mosquitos have made home in my open mouth. I get to do whatever I want. Watch tv. Read blogs. Read my Bible. Eat Blue Bell “Spiced Pumpkin Pecan” ice cream.
I’m told that for the rest of “ME day”, Travis has arranged for my parents to babysit, while he takes me to dinner and a movie!
Fuzzy, OLD picture of the last time we went out on a date…circa 2010.
Remember how I said you aren’t allowed to be boring You on ME day…yeah, you aren’t.
You can’t clean. You can’t obsess. You can’t complain. You can’t try to take control.
And you certainly aren’t allowed to be ungrateful.
You just have to smile. Breath in all this decadence. Remember the WHY’s to life and leave the HOW’s until tomorrow.
Enjoy this national holiday.
I like to akin it to a SNOW DAY – you’ve got a million things you need to be doing, but try as you might, all you can do is sit around on your couch, in your comfy pajamas, coffee in hand….
And stare, in complete shock, at the utter beauty that is falling into place all around you.
Thank you, Travis, for the snow.
QUESTION: How are YOU celebrating this National Holiday??