June is Bustin' Out All Over and With All Kinds of Observances

It’s the middle of June, more or less. Perhaps this is a good time to look at some of the things observed during this sixth month of the year.

For one thing, June is “Celibacy Awareness Month.” Don’t people who are celibate already know it? Do they need a month to make them aware?

Is it ironic that there is an observance of celibacy during June, the biggest month for weddings and the month named after the goddess of marriage and of married households? Of course, the origin of the month’s name is why it’s considered a good time to get married. And, then again, maybe marriage and celibacy aren’t mutually exclusive?!!?!

June is also “Turkey Lovers Month.” Why? Shouldn’t that be November?

This is also “National Bathroom Reading Month.” I don’t know about you, but I celebrate that every month, even every day. And sometimes several times a day. Too much information? Yeah, I thought so.

Which brings me to another observance. It’s “Potty Training Awareness Month.” Admittedly, it’s been a while since my children were at this stage, but I never needed a calendar for this one. I always knew when they were potty-trained and when they weren’t. (Potty-trained is much better than not.) And in between those two stages, everybody around knows when a child is in the process of being potty-trained. There is no need to create awareness!

All-month long, June is “Lane Courtesy Month.” I don’t think we celebrate that around here.

Happy June, y’all!

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