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National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day or National Brownie Day is, one of those could easily become my new favorite.

Parent to Parent As obscure holidays go, there is definitely something out there for everyone, and everyone has their own favorites for different reasons. My dad always liked the fact that I who, with the possible exception of my younger sister, hates pickles more than anyone I know, have a birthday that every 5 or 6 years falls on the first day of International Pickle Week. I’m partial to National Doughnut Day myself, although if someone can tell me when

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Ten-year-old Haylee’s favorite is coming up this month. January 18, it turns out, is better known as National Winnie-the-Pooh Day. The day itself was selected because it is the birthday of A. A. Milne, the author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books. What I don’t know is whether “national” refers to the United States, where Pooh is the second-most popular cartoon character, or England, where the stories were written, or somewhere else altogether. But even if it isn’t a U.S. “national” holiday, it is still a very important one. So much so that Haylee made sure to set up reminders on our phones so we won’t miss the occasion. So how does one celebrate National Winnie-thePooh Day anyway? On National Doughnut Day, the obvious answer is to eat a doughnut (or several). And during International Pickle Week, I won’t be eating any pickles, thank you; but if you want to, well more power to you! Since the 18th is a school day this year, a trip to visit Pooh and his friends at Magic Kingdom is not going to be an option. So Haylee has decided that the next

best option is to throw a big party. She will make a cake (carrot cake for Rabbit of course, with some honey added in for Pooh) and the whole family will play Pooh sticks and watch movies with her stuffed animals. Unfortunately, the highly-anticipated, Goodbye Christopher Robin, won’t be released on DVD quite in time for the holiday. It comes out the following Tuesday. So maybe we’ll just have to turn National Winnie-the-Pooh Day into Winnie-the-Pooh Week and spread out our celebration a little bit. Whatever your plans for the day (or week), Haylee would like to wish all of you a very happy National Winnie-the-Pooh Day! Until next time,

Jennifer

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