"If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time." Steve Jobs
Trial separation at checkout #2: Peanut Butter: "But, Helen, we're so good together!" Jelly: "I saw you check out that honey, Larry."
Larry is maybe a bit too smooth.
I was out walking with my 4-year-old daughter. She picked up something off the ground and started to put it in her mouth.
I took the item away from her and I asked her not to do that.
'Why?' my daughter asked.
'Because it's been on the ground; you don't know where it's been, it's dirty, And probably has germs,' I replied.
At this point, my daughter looked at me with total admiration and asked, 'Mum, how do you know all this stuff? You are so smart.'
I was thinking quickly and replied, 'All mums know this stuff. It's on the Mum Test.
You have to know it, or they don't let you be a Mum.'
We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but she was evidently pondering this new information.
'Oh....I get it!' she beamed, 'So if you don't pass the test you have to be the dad.'
'Exactly,' I replied with a big smile on my face.
It's Wear Blue Day! As we have Wear Red for Women's Health, today is Wear Blue for Men's Health. Wear blue to remind the men in your life to get those physicals scheduled.
--Army' Birthday: on the day 1775, the Continental Congress established the first Continental Army and George Washington was its Commander-in-Chief; before this day, it was just a collection of state armies and militias.
--Family History Day: a day to remind you to get your family history written down.
--Flag Day: on this day 1777, Congress adopted the American flag.
--Bath Day: supposedly Archimedes, while taking a bath, figured out the theorem that an object's volume could be accurately measured by being submerged in water and then sprang from his tub in his excitement.
--Bourbon Day: a salute to the type of whiskey that is only made in the US, starting around 1785.
--Flip Flop Day: a salute to the type of sandals since ancient Egypt and maybe earlier; flipflops were introduced to the US after WWII by American soldiers bringing the Japanese zoris.
--Marriage Day: a two-prong celebration; a salute to the commitment of two people and a salute to Elkton, Maryland, known as the Wedding Capital of the East; due to the quirk of local laws, there wasn't a waiting period in Elkton from 1913 to 1938, so it became the wedding capital and the industry boomed until waiting periods were enacted.
--Strawberry Shortcake Day: a day to a fun way to eat the summer's strawberries.
--Pause for the Pledge Day: in conjunction with Flag Day, a day to remember the Pledge of Allegiance.
--Pop Goes the Weasel Day: celebrates a nursery rhyme that became popular in 1850 in both America and Britain but with different words:
"In England: Half a pound of tuppeny rice
Half a pound of treacle
That's the way the money goes
Pop! goes the weasel"
"In 1940 America: All around the mulberry bush
The monkey chased the weasel
The monkey stopped to pull up his sock, (or The monkey stopped to scratch his nose, or The monkey fell down and oh what a sound)
Pop! goes the weasel."
--Blood Donor Day: salutes all blood donors around the world who take the time to donate life-giving blood to help others.
--Work at Home Father's Day: held on the Friday before Father's Day, today honors the dads who step out of the traditional roles and work from home, embracing being the stay-at-home dad for the family.