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What Day is it Anyway? Monday, June 1st, 2020


My day today so far–5:57pm: 

Alex and I got out for a walk today. Three days in a row now with no rain and no extreme heat! In fact, we needed sweaters. Crazy weather, but that’s Canada for you.

As we walked past the park today, I found some painted rocks.

What a lovely message of hope they were.

Then for supper, one of the ladies who worked with my son, Chris, at the high school and now works with disabled kids at Alex’s camp and his baseball club contacted me to ask me if it would be okay if her friend dropped off individual meals for Chris and Alex. I said sure! That happened today, making the kids very happy.

On a sad note, they officially canceled Alex’s camp for the summer. Baseball is out too, so it’s going to be a loooong three more months before school (maybe) starts in September.


Last night, actually, I was late putting Alex to bed. He was in his room with his laptop at 12:05 when he started screaming. I ran in there to see what was wrong: he was pointing at the date. “It’s June 1st!” he signed.

Me: Yeah, it’s after midnight.

Alex: But it’s JUNE!!!

Me: (trying not to laugh) Yes, the date changes after midnight every day.

Alex: My mind is blown!

Apparently no one told him that the date changes before he wakes up in the morning. The little things you don’t think to teach your kids unless they ask …

Why I’m writing this post:

Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress and all over the Internet as well, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

I want everyone to know that you can start discussions with each other in the comments, and if you’d like to write your own “What Day is it Anyway?” post, you can link to this one. Hashtag #WDIIA.

Let’s keep in touch!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

19 thoughts on “What Day is it Anyway? Monday, June 1st, 2020

  1. He is so cute!
    I can just imagine him screaming and getting in a bit of a freak out due to the date changing!


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  4. Wow! Nice walks and rocks! Oh, and Alex said exactly how we are all feeling about dates, especially those of us who stay up until 2 or 3. It is so hard not to think of it as the same day without sleep interfering with the calendar! #WDIIA !!!!


  5. Thank you for the smile in the visual of Alex understanding the date. Made me chuckle.


  6. One of my cherished memories was when I was teaching Kindergarten. Some of my students were putting letters together and actually reading. One morning, a sweet young man ran up to me and said Miss Lauren, Miss Lauren, this crayon says red on the paper and the color is red. The light bulb moment will stay with me forever.
    Thank you for sharing your son’s light bulb moment.


  7. I think those little unexpected messages and reminders we need to hear every now and then.

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  8. 2020 is going to be a long year.

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