National Bathrobe Day is a Holiday that pops up in my life on an irregular basis.
It has actually existed for a long time, long before I got the above name from an ex-boyfriend.
The best celebrations of National Bathrobe Day take some preparation…
– a market run is made to ensure all possibly desired foods/libations are at hand in the house
– it used to be a run to the video store (yes, that’s how old – and beyond – this holiday is) had to be done to rent videos for falling asleep to and other forms of time wasting
– one’s coziest pajama’s or other night/loungewear has to be freshly cleaned
. . . because here are the rules:
1. There is no answering the phone.
2. There is no answering the door.
3. There is no leaving the house.
4. One must relax, whatever that means to the practitioner, for a whole day.
5. If one has made an error of epic proportions and forgotten some essential item for proper celebration (which item and its essentialness is Completely determined by the practitioner, in her sole discretion) – one May slink out the door to acquire said item, But one May Not actually wear outside clothes to do so (sweats/loungewear and slippers permitted Only – no jeans, real shoes, female upper undergarments, etc.). Hence the pre-planning.
Why do I think we need National Bathrobe Day?
Because sometimes we all need to give ourselves permission to deliberately, consciously, (temporarily) crawl into a cave of our own devising . . .
. . . to stop the constant doing . . .
. . . to allow for some deep breaths . . .
. . . to give ourselves a chance to get bored once in a while . . .
. . . to allow ourselves a space where we answer to Nobody but ourselves for just a little while . . .
. . . to occasionally take a fucking nap . . .
. . . to allow ourselves just to Be, without a purpose or goal . . .
. . . just because.