The moment I discovered National Lazy Mom Day was a thing, I knew I was gonna go balls to the wall to celebrate it. And by balls to the wall I mean,
I’ve been a mom for almost seven years and this is the first I’m hearing of this holiday. Which is crazy because a holiday of this magnitude surely needs to come with state and federal closures.
National Lazy Mom Days takes place annually on the first Friday of September. I don’t know who created it but I’m sure it was an overworked underappreciated mom, who no doubt needs a statue erected in her honor. Honestly this holiday should happen the first Friday of EVERY month, but I guess I would be asking for too much. So I’ll be happy with September first.
Here’s a to-list of things I will be doing in celebration:
That’s right. I plan to spend the entire day, well most of it, cause with my kids still on summer break they will not allow me to nothing all day long. So I’ll take what I can get at this point.
So why should moms be able to do nothing tomorrow? The answer is simple,
We do everything year-round.
And, because we do everything here are some guilt free things you can do right from home (preferably from bed) to celebrate National Lazy Mom Day:
Ditch those chores. You better bust out the paper plates and cups and call it a day, and leave the laundry til the day after. There is no reason why you should be doing anything around the house. This also includes cooking. It’s Friday night, make it a pizza night.
Binge watch a new show favorite shows. If you’re not watching Game of Thrones then may I suggest getting your life and get to watching. It’s got Jason Momoa which should make watching easy. I’ve also enjoyed The Crown on Netflix, The Affair on Showtime, Queen of The South on USA (season 1 on Netflix) or when all else fails just leave it on I.D Channel all day.
Take a nap. For those of you with kids still on summer break I know it’s hard but it is possible. Have your partner or sitter take the kids out for the afternoon while you stay home and get some zzz’s. Or take that nap to the next level by getting a room overnight at a local boutique hotel. Take a friend and make it a mommy sleepover.
Read a book. Here’s your chance to catch up on that book you’ve been reading since the beginning in the year. What’s the point of hoarding all of those books you order off Amazon if you’re not gonna read them.
Remember you don’t have to overthink celebrating. Just enjoy the day doing the least amount of responsibility. If you don’t have a whole day to spend doing nothing. Here are 30 Self-Care Activities You Can Do In An Hour.
Have you ever heard of National Lazy Mom Day? How are you celebrating it.