Oh, No! I Missed It!!


Oh, no!
I missed one of my very favorite annual observances this year.

Saturday, December 5th, was Bathtub Party Day – and I missed it. Did you?

This celebration reminds me of one of my all-time favorite poems. It’s by the creative genius/poet Shel Silverstein (1930-1999):

                                                       Crowded Tub

                                                       There's too many kids in this tub.
                                                       There's too many elbows to scrub.
                                                       I just washed a behind
                                                      That I'm sure wasn't mine,
                                                     There's too many kids in this tub.

For years I read stories and poems weekly to elementary school students. They all loved this poem, as well as most others by Silverstein.

Now that I’ve missed one of my favorite observances, I am hereby officially reminding myself of another favorite that comes up next Wednesday, December 16th: National Chocolate-covered Anything Day.

Those are both fun days and observances, one in the past, one in the future.

Today, though, is another special day - National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It’s a day to be reminded of Pearl Harbor but also a good time to say “thank you” to all veterans and to all current members of our military.

So, a big “THANK YOU” to all!

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Lee said...

I haven't heard of either of those, but I will take a national bath tub day while I dip myself in chocolate any day!

Sandee said...

Oh drat...I missed it too. Bwahahahahaha.

Have a terrific day. :)

Syd said...

I don't think that I missed the bathtub thing and I am glad.

Corrie Howe said...

My kids love Silverstein.

I remembered Pearl Harbor Day with memories of walking on the USS Arizona memorial and being haunted by knowing all the names I read on the wall were buried underneath me.

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Ha! Love that poem. He's a genius.

Anonymous said...

Don't care about the bathtub celebration, but National Anything Chocolate Covered Day hits me where I live. Lucky for me, chocolate treats come in all kinds of wonderful sugar-free varieties. I'm not diabetic, but I can't have sugar.

Great post.

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