Dear Kid,

Today is Bobblehead Day. The little figurine type of Bobblehead, not the woe-is-me-I-had-waaay-too-much-fun-last-night type of bobblehead.

Happy Bobblehead Day 2017! DearKidLoveMom.comDon’t look at me like that, child, I just report these things—I don’t (usually) make them up.

Bobbleheads have been around for a long time (and by “long time” I mean over 100 years) when Mr. Bobble realized he had overproduced little springs and needed a use for them (yeah, I made that part up). Bobbleheads started in the mid-1800s (I told you it was a long time ago) with cats (no one knows why—these things just happen) and then in the 1920s moved to sports figures.

These days it is possible to get almost any kind of bobblehead figure. Warning: don’t test me on this one. I went to the internet and looked. Don’t. You’ve been warned.

If you’re not a crazy Bobblehead fan (and you didn’t overindulge last night), I suggest celebrating today by nodding at a nearby tree and moving on to something more interesting.

Love, Mom