Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Children´s Day!

November 5th, 1924 was the birth of another excuse to spoil your children, in Brazil at least.

I used to ask my Mother on Mother´s Day and Father´s Day why they have a special day and we kids don´t. She always hugged me, smiled, and said 'Because every day is Children´s day'.  

She´s just wise but I obviously disagreed at the time.  

Oh how the tides change. I totally agree with her now but I live in Brazil so what can you do.  This is the first year my oldest has noticed the tradition and I felt the need to comply.  Plus I love buying them toys. I know, enabler.  

In my defense, a good toy equals 20 to 40 minutes of independent play which, in turn, equals a sane Mommy.  

But before you go get your pitch forks and hunt down President Bernardes, or his kin should he not be around any more, he only made it an official day.  Surprisingly, kids and parents were not jumping and giving high fives before the ink was even dry on the paper. It took the genius marketers at Johnson & Johnson and the campaign 'Week of the Robust Baby' to get it marked on every childs´calendar.  

So Happy Children´s day to you and yours! 


  1. Grrl - you're fast.

    Nice post. We are still showering and applying lotion to our burned skin.

  2. My mom used to say the same thing to me: "every day is children's day!"

    Boy was she ever right. Just took me 20+ years to figure it out for myself!