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National Absurdity Day

donmedeirosdonmedeiros Posts: 3,183 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

NATIONAL ABSURDITY DAY

On November 20th, National Absurdity Day reigns supreme. Oddness and weirdness take over. We’re not sure why, but it does. 

Throughout history, bizarre occurrences mark the calendar. It may seem absurd today to send your child cross country by airplane, but people do. There’s a process, attendants, an adult on the other side waiting to retrieve the precious package. When the postal service first launched in 1913, children falling within the shipping weights were sent cross country by parcel service. Mailed babies were shipped off to Grandma’s house, some for as low as 15 cents plus insurance.

This day was created as a day to recall and note some of the entirely off-the-wall and ridiculous things in history, in our country, and in our lives.

Absurdity Day is also a day to have fun and do crazy, zany, and absurd things. Use the day as an excuse to let out the silly antics hidden inside them. You can do things you have wanted to do that make absolutely no sense at all, and it will be okay because you will be celebrating this National Day.

Use in a sentence: Charleston Southern thinking they can beat us is absurd.

It is also:

NATIONAL CHILD’S DAY 

November 20th each year recognizes National Child’s Day and all the potential represented by our children’s ambitions, dreams, and goals. Through educational goals, STEAM projects, and academic missions, educators and families join forces to provide excellence at all levels of education.

Education begins at home, and by providing parents with resources vital to growing minds, we encourage curiosity and brain development. From the day they are born their education begins. Language and social skills are essential building blocks to any child’s early education.

Schools and educators are investing in science, math, and arts programs. As technology becomes a more integral part of our lives, innovation drives education as well as nearly every career in the world. No matter where our children’s interests lie, technology will advance the way we learn, heal, communicate, travel, change, and protect the world. Our children will be the innovators of the future. All we need to do is give them the education and the tools to dream and learn to their fullest potential. National Child’s Day inspires communities, educators, and parents to do just that.

Get involved with your child’s school. Discover your child’s passion. Support extra-curricular activities. Encourage community endeavors that promote Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math because these areas of focus support the way we live every day, and they are lacking in education today.

  • Science – Every day, we use science in nearly every facet of life. From medicine to the development of new products to solutions to socioeconomic issues, science is a necessary tool in the educational toolbox.
  • Technology – It’s growing every day. We communicate with people around the world who speak another language. Hundreds of years of compiled science allow us to continue developing new technologies to explore space. New innovations will enable us to cure a disease before babies are even born.
  • Engineering – Without engineering, many innovations never happen. Whether we look deep to the ocean floor or miles above the earth, engineers visualize and then create the components that work together. It’s a fusion of science, technology, and design.
  • Art – By human nature, we need the arts. Those who have a creative outlet perform better at work. While we’re more likely to be more productive, the arts allow us the opportunity to connect to the human condition. It’s also an ability to understand design and quality. When a product has an aesthetic design, it holds its value longer. Quality products are also a piece of art.
  • Math – When it comes to each of the above areas, every one of them relies on math. We wouldn’t have gone to the moon without it. If we want our children to move us with music or with the next greatest automobile, they will need outstanding math skills, too.

Use in a sentence. National Child's Day should be taken more seriously.

Comments

  • philipsmith99philipsmith99 Posts: 666 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Flying kids across country reminds me when my 2 sons ages 18 and 13 flew to Palm Springs, Calif. Older son worked in a shoe store at Southlake mall in Morrow ,Ga and K Swiss ran a contest for selling their brand of shoes. Top prize was 1 week vacation for 2 in Palm Springs, and older son was tops in sales for Atlanta area.

    Son takes 13 yr old brother as guest, and has about $300 spending money. Two fish out of water in Palm Springs were these 2, staying at high$ hotel with Hollywood celebrities, the Sheen family were there for the week. 1st awakening they had was using mini bar fridge for snacks and i am sure a couple of beers. Got about a $50 bill. Rest of meals for week were walking to a taco bell a mile or so away and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from a 7-11. Somehow they rented a car and went to Venice beach. They had a great time and had stories to tell when they went back to school.

    I don t believe either had stayed at a hotel before as all our vacations had either been staying with relatives or campgrounds. Thankfully nothing went wrong and only incident they told me about was younger son detained for playing slots at Las Vegas airport during layover.

  • donmedeirosdonmedeiros Posts: 3,183 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Great story and it sounds like a great learning experience. I can't recall staying in a hotel until I was in the military at age 27.

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