Dear Kid,

Today is a day full of sunshine and holidays. Hopefully, you have sunshine outside, but you should definitely turn on your inner sunshine.

Today is International Moment of Laughter Day. Funny, huh? So take a moment and giggle. Here, I’ll help.

What happens to a frog’s car when it breaks down?

It gets toad away. Hee hee.

It’s also Look Up At The Sky Day. I don’t know why. I’m pretty sure the sky is going to stay there. Odin, Zeus, and all the other characters need a place to keep their homes. But maybe you’ll see a bird, or a plane, or even Superman if you get lucky.

But wait, there’s more! It’s Reach As High As You Can Day. Since you’re looking at the sky, you might as well reach for it. It’s not clear to me if Reach As High As You Can Day is a stretching celebration (“Reach up to sky, reach down to the ground. Shake your body all around.” Do you remember that song from when you were little?) or if it’s aspirational in nature. Not sure it matters, because both are good.

And finally, it may or may not be Pecan Day. There is a Pecan Day in March (not today) and a Pecan Day in April (today). I leave it to you to decide which to celebrate. Or be a little nutty and celebrate both.

Love, Mom

And a little more humor…

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asks a young engineer fresh out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “And what starting salary are you looking for?” The engineer replies, “In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.” The interviewer inquires, “Well, what would you say to a package of five weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every two years, say, a red Corvette?” The engineer sits up straight and says, “Wow! Are you kidding?” The interviewer replies, “Yeah, but you started it.”