Did you know that National Family Day is celebrated every year on September 26th? Now, I'm not sure if these "National Insert-something-random-here" days are actually celebrated in Canada, but why the hell not? These types of days are fun, and often remind us to pay attention to something we may take for granted most days. And one thing we may all take for granted once in a while is our family. As sad as that sounds, it's very real. I think everyone on this planet can admit that they've taken their family for granted at one point or another- whether it's your own children or your siblings or cousins. We all do it from time to time.
So this upcoming Thursday, why not focus on your family 1000%? FaceTime your cousin's kids that you don't see enough, call your dad and take him to Home Depot, call your mom and make plans for brunch. Call up your besties and tell them even though you think they're insane and you'll never forgive them for posting that hideous photo of you on instagram, you DO indeed love them like family. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our daily lives that we forget how important it is to just tell your loved ones that you love them.
Speaking of our hectic daily lives, I'm sure most of you reading this have little ones that take up 300% of your time and 1000% of your energy. How would you celebrate National Family Day with these beings that suck the life our of you yet somehow give you a will to live? At my house, I'm probably going to suggest a fun dinner out. I absolutely love going out to dinner with the family, especially during the work week. It just feels extra special for some reason, plus we don't have to cook! When the girls are older, I'd probably enjoy a fun activity like bowling on a weeknight. Or maybe a cooking class? Something all of us can do that won't take 4 hours to do on a weeknight.
National Family Day may be nothing but a gimmick, or just a regular Thursday this year, but either way I hope you do stop to just say hi and I love you to your nearest and dearest, especially if you haven't done it in a while.
How would you celebrate National Family Day?