Why I Am Glad We Are Nearing the End of This Month…

January is cold, dreary, and usually pretty boring. Yeah, that’s the problem with January. Of course, there are no birthdays in our family in the month of January, and if there were, I’m sure that would change things. But if you think about it, there is something to look forward to every other month of the year, even if you don’t count birthdays….

February has Valentine’s Day, and even if you don’t celebrate that holiday, I still look forward to the awesome chocolate available and the excuse to go out without the kids.

March usually includes Spring Break and sometimes Easter.

April sometimes has Easter, but the weather is starting to get a little nicer and not so cold more consistently than before (at least where I live).

May has Mother’s Day and Memorial Day and the weather is usually really nice.

June is the start of the summer and what everyone is looking forward to. Father’s Day is also in June.

In July we celebrate Independence Day and have more warm/hot weather, and it is a prime time for cookouts and get-togethers

August brings more opportunities for get-togethers and trips to the pool. It is also when school usually starts.

September has Labor Day and the beginning of fall weather.

October is jam-packed (for us) because my husband celebrates his birthday this month, and we celebrate our anniversary. There are bonfires to go to and pumpkin patches to visit. The weather is usually absolutely wonderful and at the end of the month, we do Halloween. October is probably my favorite month.

Thanksgiving is in November and everything seems to move at lightning speed once that holiday is over.

December is full of holiday parties, my birthday, St. Nick’s Day (which we celebrate), and of course, Christmas.

It seems as if the whole month of December is spent building up to Christmas and then New Year’s Eve, and then once we get past New Year’s Day, there is the vast 31-day hole that is January

Yeah, that’s the problem with January.

That being said, this January hasn’t been too horrible, mostly because I’ve been prepared for it. We have been trying to do some fun things inside to keep us all from going crazy! Plus, I have these two little crazy kids to keep me entertained!

Anya and Felix Against Pillow

What’s your least favorite and favorite month of the year?



  1. Amber says:

    I am not sorry to see January go. I am ready for warmth!

    Also, my children’s birthdays are in March. Yay!

  2. I never really thought about it like that haha. I saw a meme the other day that said something like “January is the Monday of months”

  3. I have two birthdays this month, so that keeps the kids excited. But it has been a terrible month of cold and snow–good thing I like staying inside and there’s always a lot of blogging to do!

  4. Mike says:

    OH MY GOD! This should have been so obvious for me years ago! And something this simple sitting right in front me. Putting things to look forward to each month on a calendar. And I don’t mean the holidays. Thank you, thank you Rachel this is genius! 🙂

  5. January is the WORST! I actually took my son to Barnes and Noble this Sunday just to get out of house. The library was closed, so we went and hung out in the children’s section and read books. We’ve also hung out at the pet store looking at fish and kittens and stopped by Best Buy to dance to the loud music they play on the stereos in the past 🙂

  6. Mary Bacon says:

    January is a month for renewals and starting over. I don’t hate January just because it’s dark, freezing cold, and I can’t find a parking spot in the same zip code as my gym lol.

  7. I also am glad to see January go. I’ve decided it is my least favorite month of the year. I need winter to get a move on so I can break out my flip flops again (it has been FRIGID here in New England)!

  8. Ahhhh dont blame january it didnt ask to be first of the pack cold and depressing 🙂

  9. Holly H says:

    I don’t think January is that bad…You have New Year’s day to recover from NYE! Plus, some jobs have an additional day off for MLK.

    But then again, maybe it’s because we have a January birthday in our family… 🙂

    • Rachel says:

      It definitely makes a difference if you have a January birthday in the family. We obviously don’t. And neither of us have jobs that give us MLK day off. As far as days off go, there is a big black hole from New Year’s Day until Good Friday, which happens to be super late this year. I think next year, I might plan a weekend away or something just so that I have something to look forward to. It is just such a hard month for me.

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