The moment I found out 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 a number of years and this is the first I’m hearing of this holiday. Which is quite disappointing if you ask me. But I know about it now and this is why I’m sharing it with you – cause if I didn’t know you probably didn’t know about it either.
National Lazy Mom Day 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 in the south or midwest fresh off summer vacation. This woman no doubt needs a statue erected in her honor. Honestly, this holiday should happen on the first Friday of every month, but I guess I would be asking for too much.
The only drag about it is I’m on the east coast and my kids don’t go back to school until after Labor Day. This is why I said this person has to be in the south or midwest as their kids are already back in school. So, that said, I have to work around my kids still being on summer break to enjoy this national day of rest.
Here’s a to-list of things I will be doing in celebration:
That’s right. Nothing.
Since my kids are home I have to make adjustments, and that’s cool. I’ll take what I can get. My plan is to spend the beginning part of the day doing absolutely nothing. Due to Jeff’s work schedule, I can take the entire morning to myself. He leaves for work in the afternoon so that gives me several hours to myself. Then in the afternoon, it’ll be me and the kids. It’s not much but it’s something. And sometimes that little something is just enough to get us feeling good.
So why should moms do nothing on National Lazy Mom Day? 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:
Ditch those chores
You better bust out the paper plates and cups and call it a day, and leave the laundry till the day after. There is no reason why you should be doing anything around the house. This also includes cooking. It’s Friday, make it a pizza night.
Binge-watch a series
This is your time to dive into a series you’ve been meaning to watch but never had the time. With all the streaming platforms available you’ll have no shortage of finding something new and exciting to dive into. 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, especially if your kids are older. Have your partner or sitter take the kids out for the afternoon while you stay home and get some zzzs. If your kids are younger you can ask a grandparent, aunt or uncle, or even a friend to come over to keep an eye on them while you close your eyes.
Read a book
Here’s your chance to catch up on that book you’ve been meaning to read or continue reading. What’s the point of hoarding all of those books you have if you’re not gonna read them? That’s a rhetorical question.
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 anything. 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?