Two fantastic reasons to celebrate today.
Crowded Nest Awareness Day is a way to honor - or pity - all those parents who have college-age children who move back home. Sure, if they're in college, they'll be home for maybe three months. But what about those who have graduated from an institute of higher learning and now need to move back in with mom and dad because he or she has discovered that the job market is tight and he or she doesn't know if he or she can survive. Whew!
Or then there's is our situation. My youngest wants to move back home, but tough love from mom (and dad) here. Sure, you can move back home only AFTER you've found a job. We're still waiting to hear what she's decided.
Of course when the oldest child graduated, we told her to hurry up and get her room cleaned because we were putting a hot tub in there. Never happened, but it sure was fun to watch her reaction!
Another reason to celebrate today, besides the fact that it is June 12, is because today is Loving Day. A result of the 1967 Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, loving day honors interracial marriage in the United States. The educational mission of the day is to fight prejudice through education and build a sense of community among people involved in interracial and intercultural relationships. Here is a listing of 2008 celebrations. Some celebrations are today only; others take place throughout the weekend, and a few are later in the month.